adjective. designating the taste of foods which are protein-laden, symbolized by the taste of monosodium glutamate (MSG), that is utilized mainly to heighten other flavors. Umami is , at times, depicted as "savory" and is broadly thought to be a primary taste quality, accompanying salty, bitter, sweet, and sour.

UMAMI: "It surprises many culinary students quite often that umami is not a popular topic of conversation in classes."
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