Aji-No-Moto Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) 1 lb. UMAMI SUPER-SEASONING! In U.S., AJI-NO-MOTO is made from Iowa corn through a fermentation process which is similar to the one used to make yogurt, beer, and soy sauce. Food, such as ripe tomato, broccoli, sugarcane, pumpkins, seaweed and mushrooms as well as cheese, fish and meat are rich in the same natural taste element imported by AJI-NO-MOTO. This versatile flavor enhancer is made from glutamic acid, a natural amino acid used by the body to build proteins. UMAMI is internationally recognized by researchers and chefs as fifth basic taste in addition to sweet, sour, bitter and salty.