Brooklyn News Review

How umami overcame discrimination and took its place as the 5th taste

The rich savory flavor of miso soup is one way to experience umami, the fifth major taste.

Everything about this savory flavor is mysterious, from how it tastes to why it took so long to get recognized as the fifth taste. What is it, and how does it make food taste delicious?

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