18.11.2013 - News

British Airways solved the problem of tasteless food on planes

The unique ingredient to add taste the food that is served on airplanes. 


One of the key problems of air transportation is tasteless food. Dry air in the cabin and the high pressure deprive products taste. British Airways have found a solution to this problem: a meal will add a special ingredient called umami .

Minds – it is a well-known Japanese food additive, which is traditionally used in Eastern countries. The second title minds – “fifth taste”, along with a sour, salty, bitter and sweet.  A similar taste has protein food: Parmesan and Roquefort, soy sauce, heat-processed meat, as well as unfermented foods: walnuts, broccoli and tomatoes.

Over the past year British Airways revamped their menu and included more meals with the addition of minds. These dishes will be served to first class passengers.

Author: Olga Broskova
Source: telegraph.co.uk