Food & Cooking Articles   |  Food Facts

Umami: What You've Been Missing!

The five tastes: Sour, sweet, bitter, salty, and ... umami!

-- By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer

Here's a list of some umami rich foods:

By adding more of these foods to your meals, you can boost your satisfaction and potentially eat fewer calories overall and avoid overeating. A little goes a long way, and many foods rich in umami should be used as seasonings rather than main ingredients because they can be high in sodium and fat. Try adding a pinch of Romano cheese to steamed veggies or adding asparagus or mushrooms to your salad. If you're feeling decadent, put a pinch of crumbled bacon or a couple of sun-dried tomatoes in an egg white omelet. That could be just what hits the spot!

< Prev. Page   Page 2 of 2         Return to Main Page >