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.​

Nowadays, we often hear people talk about being green, that is, living sustainably. But how about being blue? Recently, the term blue foods––a diverse range of edible aquatic animals, plants, and microorganisms––has been gaining traction.
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Amino Acids, Health & Well-being
Wellness & Sports Nutrition
The plant-based market is projected to be worth $162 billion in the next ten years and has grown 43% in the past two years despite challenging shopping environments brought by COVID-19 (Source).
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Health & Well-being, Nutrition, Umami
Food & Beverage, Food Service
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, Food Service
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, Food Service
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