Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.

Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.

Stories

We are passionate about enhancing lives through innovative solutions. Explore our stories to see what we’ve been working on.​

A passionate advocate of heritage-inspired cuisine, Hayashi opened his own restaurant to create someplace “more enjoyable and relaxed, approachable to people of all ages from around the world.”
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Health & Well-being, Umami
Researchers for the Ajinomoto Group developed a way to mimic the environment of the bovine digestive tract, allowing them to screen supplement prototypes in the lab instead of testing them on actual cows, thus saving time
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Health & Well-being, Innovation
Animal Nutrition
It wasn’t until the mid 1980s that the claims about MSG were debunked and umami was recognized as the fifth basic taste.
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Health & Well-being, Umami
Food & Beverage, Foodservice
Frustrated by the lack of innovation Lynn and David founded Cambrooke in 2000 with the goal bringing best quality, more variety, and lower cost product for families suffering with inborn errors of protein metabolism
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Health & Well-being, Innovation, Nutrition
Food & Beverage, Medical Nutrition
Recently, a succession of often-overlooked vegetables – kale, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower come to mind – have been hailed as nutrient-rich “superfoods.”...
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Health & Well-being, Nutrition, Umami
Food & Beverage, Foodservice
Dr. Tia Rains has devoted more than 20 years to promoting better public understanding of nutrition by communicating science-based facts.
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Diversity
Food & Beverage
You might be surprised to learn that garlic and onions were the basis for a tasteless, odorless substance that is quietly causing a food revolution. That substance is called kokumi, a word meaning “rich taste” in Japanese
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Innovation
Food & Beverage
As the world leader in amino acid research, we have long been known for our health, nutrition, and beauty products as well as pharmaceuticals. But how does our work connect with computers?
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Amino Acids, Innovation
In 2014, we announced the joint development of StemFit®, a high-performance, high-quality culture medium that allows cells to proliferate at rapid growth rates...
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Health & Well-being, Innovation
Regenerative Medicine
Research by the Ajinomoto Group has shown that the amino acid glycine, taken before bedtime, helps the body reach deep sleep more quickly.
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Amino Acids, Health & Well-being, Innovation
Specialty & Personal Care
Some scientific discoveries happen by accident—think penicillin. In 1928 biologist Alexander Fleming returned to his lab from holiday to find mold growing in a petri dish containing a bacterium responsible for many common infections.
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Amino Acids, Health & Well-being, Umami
Wellness & Sports Nutrition
There is a taste from home that Nick Lee will always remember – one that connects his past and his future. It is also a taste that helped him win a prestigious cooking competition.
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Amino Acids, Sustainability
Food & Beverage