Umami seasoning, commonly referred to as monosodium glutamate or MSG, has been a popular cooking item for home cooks everywhere since its discovery in 1908. It has been used in various savory meals everywhere, including in different ulam dishes prepared around the Philippines.
If you’re an aspiring home cook, we definitely recommend using umami seasoning in your dishes. Here are the reasons why.
Boosts the flavor of each dish
Umami is the 5th basic taste alongside sweet, sour, bitter or salty and it provides the savory or meaty taste of food items. Umami Seasoning is used to boost the umami taste present in your dishes. Enhancing umami taste is a way to serve mouth-watering dishes that will surely be a hit in your household. Because of these characteristics, it is definitely an ideal seasoning ingredient if you want to elevate your food into something better.
Provides feelings of fullness and curbs appetite
A study by the University of Sussex showed that umami flavors “tend to reduce people’s appetite without cutting their satisfaction with the meal.” Specifically, the study presented that, when mixed with protein, MSG actually increased the satiety of the study’s respondents. This is quite ideal, as it curbs the appetite of consumers, which helps prevent overeating and the risks that come with it. The fact that it provides a higher level of satisfaction also means that people tend to still feel full even if they eat less.
Can reduce sodium content
While there’s a common misconception that monosodium glutamate (MSG), the purest form of umami, is high in salt or sodium, this is actually not the case. Rather, MSG only has ⅓ the amount of sodium in table salt, or 12% sodium content. This means that cooking with umami seasoning can help reduce the sodium intake of a person. Keep in mind that the World Health Organization recommends just less than 5 grams of salt intake per day for adults. By using umami seasoning, you can reduce sodium consumption without sacrificing flavor.
Affordable and easy to integrate into a dish
Because umami seasoning usually comes in a packet, it’s quite easy to use and add to any dish. These come in the form of odorless crystals that dissolve quickly in water, making it a quick addition to any food you’re cooking. Aside from that, AJI-NO-MOTO® UMAMI SEASONING is quite affordable as well. You don’t have to spend too much on delicious meals with this budget-friendly ingredient.
With AJI-NO-MOTO® UMAMI SEASONING, you can achieve the best meals with flavorful and filling food that has less sodium content. Try it out in your meals and experience the umami advantage!