Kombu Dashi is a good source of glutamic acid, an amino acid responsible for umami.

Umami is the Japanese word used for one of the five basic tastes in addition to salt, sweet, sour, and bitter, discovered in 1908.

Kombu is used extensively in Japanese cuisines as one of the three main ingredients needed to make dashi, a soup stock.

Shimaya Kombu dashi 56g 7 sachets