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Nice to know all the foods I love contain umami!!
I'm new to your site and will follow on twitter. Living in rural Nova Scotia, Canada has many challenges to healthy living the biggest being $$$ of eating healthy. Have you discussed the Slow Food movement? slowfoodns.com It encompasses most of what I've read in this blog. It's a community minded way of eating and sharing time together. It results in healthier eating habits - portion control, speed you eat, ingredients,setting and $$. Grassroots start up here, maybe readers want to try and start it where they live. Cheers!
While I agree that umami is a satisfying flavor sometimes craved, be aware that it is closely related to monosodium glutamate. MSG gives the effect of umami and many of the flavors identified as umami contain MSG. If MSG causes negative symptoms for you (migraines, numbness of face, nausea, dizziness, for example), use umami foods observantly, take note of the relationships and effects on you, and avoid these flavor enhancers as appropriate.
We are enjoying the flavours of fresh ground peppers, of all colours; using them seperately or together. We put it on everything, including fruit, testing and tasting as we go along. Most importantly we don't miss the taste of salt at all. I encourage everyone to start learning about all the varied tastes of peppers and how they enhance our foods. Delicious!
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