デイリーニュースを先に読んで予習します。 「Avid texters can now use their mobile phones while walking using a new app called “Type n Walk”. CGactive LLC designed this new Apple application which allows users to see the street in front of them while typing a text message. This is made especially for phone users who are always on the go and cannot stay put to compose their messages. The program uses the rear camera of the gadget (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) to give the message a transparent background. The user can then write messages that can be sent as an SMS, email, Facebook or Twitter post, or be copied and pasted elsewhere. Type n Walk costs $0.99 and can be downloaded on the App Store.」
Ripe tomatoes, which are rich in umami components ウィキペディアには熟したトマトの例があって・・・笑ってしまった。 説明できないときは、これの英語版をコピペしてスカイプチャットに添付します。
Umami /uːˈmɑːmi/, a savory taste, is one of the five basic tastes (together with sweet, sour, bitter and salty). A loanword from the Japanese (うま味?), umami can be translated as "pleasant savory taste". This particular writing was chosen by Professor Kikunae Ikeda from umai (うまい) "delicious" and mi (味) "taste". The kanji 旨味 are used for a more general sense of a food as delicious.
People taste umami through receptors for glutamate, commonly found in its salt form as the food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG). For that reason, scientists consider umami to be distinct from saltiness.