Fifth taste – Japanese psychophysics discovery
Fifth taste – At the beginning of the twentieth century. Japanese psychophysics Kikunae Ikeda singled 5 flavor. He gave it the name umami, which means tasty or delicious. After nearly a whole century of research on the discovery, in 2000. Formally included a new flavor to the remaining four flavors – salty, sweet, sour and bitter. Umami taste responsible for the detection of glutamic acid (an amino acid).