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Do You Know What Umami Is? Your Taste Buds Do!

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What is umami? We all know there are four basic tastes—sweet, sour, bitter, salty. Did you know there’s a fifth taste? You do if you’ve tried our Accent Flavor Enhancer. It actually provides that savory fifth taste called “umami.” Here is how umami came about: Scientists and chefs knew for a long time there were four basic… Read more »

Umami: The 5th Basic Taste

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Check out this segment from The Today Show on Umami the 5th basic taste, at the heart of Accent’s natural food flavor. Full Article

Five Facts about MSG That Might Surprise You

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Many people hear or see the words “MSG” or “monosodium glutamate” and immediately have a negative reaction. But that response is often based on unproven rumors, not facts. Here are some facts about MSG that may surprise you. 1.  MSG has been used for more than a hundred years to enhance food flavors and give… Read more »