Scientifically, what exactly is the umami taste?
What is it’s connection with seaweed?
Ikeda then took the seaweed and ran it through a series of chemical processes to produce crystals. When he tasted the crystals, he recognized the distinct savory taste that dashi lent to other foods. He called that taste umami, from the Japanese umai (delicious.) The fifth taste was born!
Tasty and healthy
How can I get that umami taste?