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Ajinomoto Group


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Our story began with taste, when Professor Kikunae Ikeda from the University of Tokyo isolated glutamate from the seaweed and discovered its flavour enhancing properties in 1908. The next year, his discovery was introduced to the market in the form of the flavour enhancer AJI-NO-MOTO® meaning the Essence of Taste (scientifically, it is termed as Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG in short).

Since the launch of its groundbreaking product AJI-NO-MOTO®, the Ajinomoto Group has continued to create new value by deepening its knowledge of amino acids and expanding into fields such as health and pharmaceuticals while developing a new dietary culture. Today, we offer a variety of products worldwide, including seasonings, frozen foods, processed foods, beverages, amino acids and specialty chemicals.