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A passion for life drives us forward. By unlocking the power of amino acids, Ajinomoto Group contributes
to greater wellness for people worldwide. Explore our untold stories of becoming a solution-providing group of companies for food and health issues.


Karaage— a new allergy-conscious take on a classic recipe

Parents today may notice a greater awareness around food allergies compared to when they were young. Even if your own ...

Nurturing tomorrow’s champions: vaulting to new heights

What makes a champion? Many sports fans might say raw talent plays the biggest role in creating heroes on the ...

Spilling the beans on umami—a traditional Nigerian seasoning gets a commercial makeover

Umami Hunter in Nigeria (short ver.) Beans are a staple of many cuisines worldwide. This humble legume is also one ...

We Can Make It—Peruvian video proclaims solidarity in crisis

Peru locked down early in response to the COVID pandemic. President Martín Vizcarra declared a national state of emergency on ...

Unlocking amino acids’ potential: passion and a bit of luck

Some scientific discoveries happen by accident—think penicillin. In 1928 biologist Alexander Fleming returned to his lab from holiday to find ...

Making daily homemade meals special: just add a little umami

Meals out can give the family cook a welcome break. At times when the family can’t visit that favorite restaurant, ...

Sprinting a marathon: the pioneering technology behind today’s computer brains

Your smart phone packs the functions of a camera, AV player, game console and more into a device that slips ...

It’s not off, it’s fermented—microorganisms can preserve foods

All female mammals produce milk to nurture their young. Humans are unique in that some of us continue to consume ...

Not all black or white: global thirst for coffee encourages sustainable farming

Reading Time: 4minutes How do you like your coffee? Once, the answer might have been “black” or “with milk and ...

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