As a leading manufacturer in the frozen food industry, Ajinomoto Foods North America is dedicated to contributing to a healthier lifestyle through nutritious and balanced Umami foods. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, all our products are cooked with our customers in mind, providing healthy and delicious meals for all.

About Umami Foods

Umami joins tastes such as sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. These are all unique and cannot be created by mixing other tastes – they are known as primary tastes. Umami provides a pleasant, savory sensation that balances the four other options.

The origin of “Umami”, the fifth taste, began with the two founding fathers of the Ajinomoto Group: Dr. Kikunae Ikeda, Discoverer of the umami taste and Saburosuke Suzuki II, Founder of the Ajinomoto Group.


Diverse Flavors for Diverse Customers

When you save on time and cost, it’s an experience to savor. Ajinomoto Foods’ trusted brands offer a wide range of frozen, ethnic appetizers, entrees, handhelds and bites to meet the needs of every operation.


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