In addition to being high in umami taste sensation, Nikken takes pride in the fact that its ingredients are all-natural. They are simple, clean-label, shelf-stable and chemical-free.

In fact, Nikken ingredients are made from extracts that are drawn from raw materials, via a hot water extraction process. Then the extracts are concentrated into a paste, which is spray-dried or vacuum-dried into a powdered product. These powders are easy to hydrate and dissolve quickly during application development. This intricate manufacturing process results in a wide range of flavor profiles, from delicate to intense.

Another key benefit for food manufacturers is that Nikken ingredients are low in sodium, making them an ideal addition to low- and reduced-sodium applications.

For more information regarding sodium guidelines and recommendations:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sodium Recommendations

American Heart Association®