Shrimp Taste Profile

Shrimp have a unique taste profile to differentiate them from other shellfish. The meat of a shrimp has a subtle delicate sweetness and a salty undertone that comes from the natural saltiness of the ocean. Shrimp meat is known to have high amounts of Umami, which results in an intense savory flavor after it is cooked. An amino acid called glutamate is broken down during cooking and this enhances the savory Umami taste.

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