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Spilling the beans on umami—a traditional Nigerian seasoning gets a commercial makeover

Beans are a staple of many cuisines worldwide. This humble legume is also one of the longest-cultivated plants in the world, with a history in ...

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 ...

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 ...

It’s not off, it’s fermented—microorganisms can preserve foods

All female mammals produce milk to nurture their young. Humans are unique in that some of us continue to consume milk as adults. Drinking milk, ...

How to eat for success: program for athletes benefits everyone

“I won’t be able to jump if I put on weight.” For years, this false belief caused one top female figure skater to severely restrict ...

Stirring the emotions with umami: the rise of a young Korean-American chef

There is a taste from home that Nick Lee will always remember – one that connects his past and his future. It is also a ...

Nurturing tomorrow’s champions: vaulting to new heights

What makes a champion? Many sports fans might say raw talent plays the biggest role in creating heroes on the field, track or pitch. But ...

Amino acids can be a beautiful barrier that builds confidence

Whether it’s just a simple smile, a wave, a handshake, or a kiss, healthy skin helps people feel positive about themselves and build confidence. The ...