Umami is often described as the meaty, savory notes that deepen the flavor of a dish. Many people crave exquisite cuisine that touches upon salty, sour, bitter, sweet and umami notes along with pleasing mouthfeel, delicious aromas and visual appeal. Each of these elements in perfect balance creates a sensory experience that contributes to “the good life.” Of the many applications for savory flavors, a wealth of opportunity abounds for snack foods, meat and seafood alternatives and ready meals.
Savory Snack Sensations
ADM researcha finds 65% of consumers are interested in savory foods with nostalgic flavors, and the snack category is a prime example of emotional eating. In fact, 37% of consumers expect snacks to support their emotional well-being. Furthermore, savory and snack applicationsb have a projected 4.7% CAGR to 2023.
aADM Outside Voice Statistic
For the full article, please check out the Perfumer & Flavorist+ November 2022 issue, titled "Capturing the Essence of Umami Flavors."