Word of the Week: Umami

Umami Pronunciation

Noun. Umami is a category of taste that represents the savory quality of foods. It is one of the five basic tastes alongside sweet, sour, salty and bitter. The taste corresponds to the flavor of glutamates, especially monosodium glutamate.

Used in a sentence:

Foods such as fish, anchovies and mushrooms can have a strong umami quality.