Umami Taste in Japanese Traditional Miso Soup for the Elderly

@article{Kawai2013UmamiTI,
  title={Umami Taste in Japanese Traditional Miso Soup for the Elderly},
  author={M. Kawai and M. Hirota and H. Uneyama},
  journal={Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={2013},
  pages={1-4}
}
Elderly people often suffer from taste disorder, with subsequent appetite loss. A reduction in umami-taste sensitivity is strongly related to appetite loss. Under these circumstances, how is umami taste considered and applied to foods for the elderly in Japan? In this study, we measured the concentration of L-glutamate (a typical umami amino acid) in 658 different miso soups served in 220 institutions for the elderly in Japan. Miso soup is a popular Japanese savory soup made with soup stock… Expand

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