Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.

Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.

Food & Beverage

We bring the highest quality food & beverage solutions to help consumers eat well and live well.

Bringing great taste and nutrition full circle.

We’re an insatiably curious, collaborative team of experts in culinary, food science and nutrition. Together we harness the power of amino acids to elevate the nutrition and taste of food to a whole new level of deliciousness. Field to farm to table, we focus on quality, sustainability and personalized service — bringing the joy of eating well and living well full circle.

ajinomoto food ingredients
natural taste enhancers for food

One partner, endless solutions.

With our broad portfolio of innovative ingredient solutions that span the savory, sweet and texture categories, we’re able to solve all types of formulation challenges.

Over 110 Years of Experience

We established our name with the world’s first umami seasoning, monosodium glutamate, and today offer a variety of savory ingredients, sweeteners, texture ingredients, amino acids, specialty ingredients and more.

Advanced Technology

Our Food Innovation Team has a virtual engagement production studio, sensory laboratory, dry/liquid seasoning laboratories and more to provide solutions that support a wide variety of projects.

Fermentation is at the heart of our business

We start with high quality materials, for example, locally grown cane sugar and corn. Then, we tap into our fermentation technology expertise to produce our ingredients to the absolute highest standard possible.


Through our commitment to science, we bridge the gap between great taste and nutrition to help our customers develop delicious and healthful products.


Craft indulgent and flavorful soups with our delicious ingredient solutions


Create great tasting, sugar-like formulations with our ingredient solutions.


Craft your perfect bakery treat with the highest quality ingredient solutions


Treat your confection products to superior ingredient quality


Deliver texture, enhance indulgent dairy notes or boost savory and sweet taste with our diverse ingredient solutions.

Meat, Poultry & Seafood

Enhance taste, improve texture, and easily bond pieces of meat, poultry, & seafood products.

Plant Based Protein

Craft flavorful vegan and vegetarian products that stand out from the rest with our portfolio of taste and texture improving solutions.

Ready Meals

Deliver delicious low sodium packaged meals with our portfolio umami rich ingredients.

Sauces, Dressings & Condiments

Deliver bold flavor in your sauces and dressings with our portfolio of ingredients.

Savory Snacks

Keep up with the growing demand for delicious and healthful snacks.

Side Dishes

Craft great tasting side dishes that outshine the rest.

Featured Products

More Than Gourmet Industrial Stock

Stocks, Broths and Sauce Concentrates

More Than Gourmet's Culinary Grade™ products for industrial and food service applications.

Parfait with AJISWEET sweetener


AjiSweet Natural Blends are excellent sweetener systems that are a great fit for reduced sugar, no sugar, and clean label formulas.


Enzymes that deliver impactful texture and bonding solutions for a variety of applications


Our line of yeast-based ingredients enhance taste, is cost-effective, and label-friendly.


The world's best high potency sweetener for sugar-like taste.

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

Delicious sodium reduction with the essence of umami.

Food-Grade Amino Acids

The highest quality amino acids to enrich your products.

Pharma-Grade Amino Acids

The highest quality ingredients for your pharmaceutical grade products.

Related News

See our most recent news articles to learn more about recent announcements, press releases, and more.

Gallagher’s Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis Identified Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition as an Organization That Excels in Optimizing Employee and Organizational Wellbeing
Is MSG (Monosodium glutamate) finally coming off industry unacceptable ingredients lists? In a major step forward, the Whole30 diet – a popular 30-day food plan known for its strict rules around eating only whole, minimally processed foods – recently announced that MSG is no longer off-limits, citing current science on…
A new study published in the Journal of Food Science suggests monosodium glutamate (MSG) can be used to significantly reduce sodium while also promoting the enjoyment of better-for-you foods like grains and vegetables.

Related Stories

Discover how Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition brings out the flavor in food, improves health, and enhances quality of life through stories born from our passion for eating well and living well.

While naturally rich in umami, cheese, especially aged cheeses, also tend to be high in salt. This is especially true of processed cheese products, such as flavored cheese balls. If approached by a leading CPG client to reformulate its flavored spreadable cheddar cheese “party” ball to reduce sodium and enhance flavor, the product support team at Ajinomoto Health and Nutrition would approach the challenge with the goal of attaining a 25% reduction in total sodium chloride levels, while imparting a delicious aged character to the end product.
With millions of consumers expressing a desire to lower the amount of salt—sodium chloride—in their daily diets, stress typically has been placed on cutting out any ingredient with the word “sodium” in it. But strict removal of all things sodium means that those same consumers are missing out on one of the most effective salt-lowering solutions they can get: monosodium glutamate (MSG).
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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