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Wellness is our passion. Stories explores how the Ajinomoto Group is unlocking the power of amino acids to solve food and health issues worldwide.

Cooking up more delicious and healthy foods with kokumi

Have you ever cried while cutting an onion, or grated a clove of garlic only to have the smell linger on your fingers for hours? ...

Nurturing young minds and bodies: school lunch in Indonesia

School lunches may make you think of less than appetizing fare. But times are changing. Today schools may offer enticing menus designed by professional nutritionists, ...

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 children are allergy free, they ...

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 of the longest-cultivated plants in the ...

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 March 15, 2020, earning his ...

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 mold growing in a petri ...

Watching Recipes For Gutamate Amino Acid

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, the person in charge of ...

Ajinomoto Build-Up Film (ABF) : the pioneering technology behind today’s computer brains

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

What Are Amino Acids Made Of

What is lactose fermentation? microorganisms can preserve foods

Milk consumption has many benefitsAll female mammals produce milk to nurture their young. Humans are unique in that some of us continue to consume milk ...

Tomio Fukuda’s Commitment to Sustainable Coffee Farming

Consumers are viewing their choice of coffee as an ethical decisionHow do you like your coffee? Once, the answer might have been “black” or “with ...

Busting nutrition myths: Tia Rains built her career correcting misconceptions around food

Are red wine and dark chocolate good or bad? What about eggs and butter? Nutrition fads come and go, making it hard to sort out ...

From manga to manger: gyoza take France by storm

What leaps to mind when you think of France? Fine wine and perfume? Paris’s iconic fashion houses? Or maybe those endless varieties of cheese? Chances ...

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