The World Umami Forum presented by Ajinomoto Co., Inc.,
is a two-day consortium bringing together food science experts, renowned researchers and top culinary personalities to deepen understanding for umami and its essential role in American cuisine, and to begin dispelling common myths about monosodium glutamate (MSG).
“As the world celebrates the 110th anniversary of the discovery of umami, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. – the world’s first and leading manufacturer of MSG – is excited to continue to bring delicious flavor to global cuisines. The new seasoning, MSG, the purest form of umami, was introduced to the U.S. market in 1917 with a vision of a new way to bring taste to everyone’s kitchen. Through the continued research efforts in the last few decades, umami is recognized as a basic taste perception, much like the classic four basic tastes: sweet, salty, sour and bitter. By bringing together a diverse blend of experts, we hope to deepen the understanding for umami and its essential role in American cuisines.”
Takaaki Nishii, CEO and President, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.