who we are
As a leading manufacturer in the frozen food industry, Ajinomoto Foods North America is dedicated to contributing to a healthier lifestyle through nutritious and balanced foods. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, all our products are cooked with our customers in mind, providing healthy and delicious meals for all.
what is umami?
Umami joins tastes such as sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. These are all unique and cannot be created by mixing other tastes–they are known as primary tastes. Umami provides a pleasant, savory sensation that balances the four other options.
The origin of “Umami”–the fifth taste–begins with the two founding fathers of the Ajinomoto Group: Dr. Kikunae Ikeda and Saburosuke Suzuki II.