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Umami Nation: Kombu Dashi Smackdown

January 19th, 2010 · 34 Comments · Uncategorized

posted by Dave Arnold Kombu, a variety of giant kelp (seaweed), is a cornerstone of Japanese cooking. Kombu is particularly high in free glutamic acid—the umami maker—but its flavor is otherwise rather delicate, so it is an excellent source of MSG.  By the way, glutamic acid + sodium = MSG. (You’ll get much more on MSG and […]

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