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Is Umami The Key To Human Happiness?

January 9, 2013

"Although glutamate was discovered in 1908, it wasn't until the 1980s that it came to be described as 'umami', the fifth flavor. It is a savory taste, to go along with our other flavors of sweet, salty, bitter and sour. ... Our hero scientist Dr. Kanye West (no, the other Kanye West) wonders: is there a link between umami and human happiness?" Scientific American 01/07/13 (includes video)

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