Monosodium glutamate
Ajinomoto
The Umami Global Web Site is the official site of Ajinomoto, a food seasoning that has been around since the early 1900s. Created in Japan, the seasoning has made its way around the world. This site offers insight into the benefits of Ajinomoto and debunks myths that have arisen about it.

Visual Aesthetics – 10
Good food starts with the presentation, they say. Even though the Umami Global Web Site is not technically a food site, it is all about the flavors that we like. The site is designed simply with elements that are pleasing to look at.

User Friendliness – 10
Navigation is very easy, with the tabs at the top of the page giving you a clear overview of the contents of the site. You can also read more specific topics by using the links at the bottom of the page.

Reading Enjoyment – 10
If you are not familiar with umami and/or Ajinomoto, you will certainly be delighted to learn about this basic taste that exists on top of sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. If you have heard about the seasoning and some of the negative publicity that it has received in the past years, you will be positively surprised at the truth!

Useful Info – 10
Learning about that “extra” basic taste and a seasoning that you can use to enhance the flavors of your dishes is definitely useful information, don’t you think?

Overall Experience - 10
The Umami Global Web Site is a must visit for every cook who wants to learn more about umami and the food seasoning, Ajinomoto. You never know, this might be what you have been looking for to seal your reputation as a cook!

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