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Meet yakumi, the supporting actors that make washoku shine

If you follow global food trends you probably know that washoku means traditional Japanese cuisine. Recognized by UNESCO in 2013 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, washoku is admired worldwide for its spirit of respect for nature and skillful use of seasonal ingredients, ranging from seafood and vegetables to edible wild plants. For extra flavor it relies heavily on umami, that savory fifth taste present in foods as diverse as shiitake mushrooms and parmesan cheese.

Tokyo N4G Summit brings world together to tackle global nutrition challenges

Every four years, the world’s best athletes gather in a spirit of friendship, solidarity, and fair play to compete on the track, field, pitch, court, or in the pool. The Summer Olympics and Paralympics are a symbol of health, strength, and the fulfillment of human potential. Imagine what could be achieved if the same spirit of goodwill were harnessed to tackle global health and nutrition challenges?

A local approach to improving nutrition in Japan targets vegetable consumption

“Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you.” This age-old advice is borne out by modern scientific evidence: a balanced diet that includes enough vegetables—a valuable source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants—is linked to reduced risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers.

From Japanese dinner tables to the Athletes’ Village in Tokyo—Ajinomoto frozen gyozas turn 50 but aren’t slowing down

Simply put, a gyoza is a savory Japanese dumpling consisting of a thin flour wrapper and juicy filling of minced pork and chopped cabbage flavored with soy sauce, garlic and ginger.

Nutrition Without Compromise: Giving people delicious, personalized choices could be key to longer, healthier lives

People often say life is full of compromises. As consumers, all of us learn to balance what we want with what we need and can afford. That’s true too when it comes to eating.

Indigo Marine Collagen makes it easy being green and blue

Nowadays, we often hear people talk about being green, that is, living sustainably. But how about being blue?

Nurturing future champions—a sports nutrition awareness project targets student athletes in Malaysia

Every parent of a teenager knows how hard it is to get young people to eat well, what with schoolwork, ...

Eating for a healthy immune system

Summer and winter, we are exposed to extreme temperature fluctuations as we move between heated or air-conditioned environments and the ...

Dashi: The Secret of Washoku

Some 16,500 years ago, Jomon hunter-gatherers in northern Japan invented a revolutionary new technology: pottery. Judging from archaeological evidence, these ...

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