Welcome to the world of umami. The Japanese loanword 旨味 umami means literally ‘good flavour’ or ‘good taste’.

Umami taste is the appetitive taste. It spreads across the whole tongue instead of just one tiny part of it and provides a mouthwatering sensation. So it is a taste we all desire.

Plant-based proteins lack umami, on contrary to meat, fish and dairy. That is why umami matters in accelerating sustainability; it’s the vehicle to make plant-based food irresistible.

Umami flavour is not all we do for sustainability.

We think that everything agriculture and grown should end up on people's plates so that causing emissions is not just waste. We're building a closed system where everything produced becomes food and uses ingredients and fractions that other food producers can't refine. This means we're saving more CO2 emissions than emitting, using circular ingredients and rescuing plant by-products that otherwise would get wasted in the system. Just taste, no more waste.

We're creating a sustainable world of food.

We’re helping to create a sustainable food system for the planet. Food production currently accounts for 26% of global greenhouse-gas emissions. We can reduce the majority of emissions by changing to plant-based foods.

To enjoy plant-based food to the maximum, we need sustainable umami, the missing fifth flavour that can beef up meals to the level we all crave. And as we're producing only natural umami, you never have to compromise on taste nor healthiness.


Our products are produced currently in Finland, plant-based food ingredients from Finnish food manufacturers (except salt).

We use mainly circular ingredients in the products, meaning veggies, grains and herbs that other food manufacturers can't use in their own production. This way we rescue edible food and make it edible again through our natural fermentation based process where microbes do the work, not machinery, and where we don't create any waste ourselves. This way we can also minimise electricity usage.

Our umami products DON't contain
- gluten
- added sugar
- soy or wheat
- additives or artificial ingredients
- animal-based ingredients

We use only natural processes in making our umami, and never add anything artificial in them. This way the products are truly made by nature and always 100% plant-based.

Our products are sold in numerous food products that you might have already tasted.

To cook with Nordic Umami at home, shop at our online store or ask your local store to get us to their shelves.

November 1st, 2022 onwards we're sold nationwide in Finland at Prisma and Herkku supermarkets.

For foodservice inquiries, please contact sales@nordicumami.fi.