Umami Salt (Shio-Koji) is a live food that in rich in enzymes and brings out the UMAMI in foods. Umami is the fifth primary taste after sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. Umami Salt can be used in place of salt in any dish or as an ingredient in sauces. The saltiness is mild and sweet. Containing only 5.25% sodium, using Umami Salt (Shio-Koji) instead of regular salt can lower the overall salt content in your food as small amounts impart a rich savory flavor and makes any dish delicious. It is also excellent to use when marinating fish or meat.