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Savory vs. Umami

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Savoryadjective

Tasty, attractive to the palate.

‘The fine restaurant presented an array of savory dishes; each was delicious.’;

Umaminoun

One of the five basic tastes, the savory taste of foods such as seaweed, cured fish, aged cheeses and meats.

Savoryadjective

Salty and/or spicy, but not sweet.

‘The mushrooms, meat, bread, rice, peanuts and potatoes were all good savory foods.’; ‘The savory duck contrasted well with the sweet sauce.’;

Umami

Umami ( from Japanese: 旨味 Japanese pronunciation: [ɯmami]), or savoriness, is one of the five basic tastes. It has been described as savory and is characteristic of broths and cooked meats.People taste umami through taste receptors that typically respond to glutamates and nucleotides, which are widely present in meat broths and fermented products.

Savoryadjective

(figuratively) Morally or ethically acceptable.

‘Readers are to be warned that quotations in this chapter contain some not so savory language.’;

Savorynoun

(American spelling) A savory snack.

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Savorynoun

Any of several Mediterranean herbs, of the genus Satureja, grown as culinary flavourings.

Savorynoun

The leaves of these plants used as a flavouring.

Savoryadjective

Pleasing to the organs of taste or smell.

‘The chewing flocksHad ta'en their supper on the savory herb.’;

Savorynoun

An aromatic labiate plant (Satureia hortensis), much used in cooking; - also called summer savory.

Savorynoun

any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees

Savorynoun

dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions

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Savorynoun

either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family

Savorynoun

an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre

Savoryadjective

morally respectable or inoffensive;

‘a past that was scarcely savory’;

Savoryadjective

having an agreeably pungent taste

Savoryadjective

pleasing to the sense of taste

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