Umami is the savory based taste that’s also found in the taste enhancing MSG – Monosodium Glutamate.
Red meat excites umami taste receptors, but so do mushrooms, tomato sauce, parmesan cheese, and soy sauce.
We have five basic tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and one you may not know you had, umami.
While sodium delivers saltiness, and sugar delivers sweetness, glutamate delivers umami. (yes, the same glutamate found in the taste enhancing MSG – . monosodium glutamate – and why it’s used as a taste enhancer).
Red meats excite umami receptors on your tongue, but so do mushrooms, ripe tomatoes and tomato sauce, parmesan cheese and and soy sauce. Great chefs give careful thought as to how to excite the umami taste receptors. On your delicious journey to healthier eating, you too should cook to excite your senses for umami.
Get this free recipe for Roasted Mushroom with Walnut Pesto when you have big-red meat umami cravings that demand satisfaction.
Foods Rich in Umami:
– Chinese Cabbage
– Parmesan Cheese
– Shiitake & Enokitake Mushrooms
– Wakame Seaweed
– Sweet Potatoes
– Oyster Sauce
– Bacon & Cured Ham
– Sea Bream
– Green Tea