About Us

About Us

The Nutrition and Health Division of Ajinomoto North America, Inc. markets Ajinomoto Aspartame in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Ajinomoto Foods Europe SAS serves customers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa from its offices in Hamburg, Germany.

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Ajinomoto Co, Inc. has long specialized in products which deliver excellent taste. The company was founded in 1909 when the first product, AJI‑NO‑MOTO, was introduced in Japan. AJI‑NO‑MOTO is a table-top seasoning which is used much like salt and pepper. The flavor of AJI‑NO‑MOTO is called "umami", the fifth taste (after sweet, sour, salt and bitter). AJI‑NO‑MOTO is a very important ingredient in Japanese cuisine.

Today, Ajinomoto Co, Inc. is one of Japan's largest manufacturers of food products, including seasonings, edible oils, processed food and beverages and dairy products. The company is also a world leader in amino-acid technologies and develops and manufactures pharmaceuticals, amino-acids and specialty chemicals. Ajinomoto's operations have long been characterized by a global perspective, and encompass manufacturing and marketing facilities in 20 countries.

Aspartame Production and the Environment

Ajinomoto Aspartame presents significant environmental benefits when compared to caloric sweeteners - an important consideration for any food and drink company seeking to reduce the environmental footprint of its products. Furthermore, Ajinomoto's plants are among the most up-to-date aspartame production facilities in the world and continuously beat strict local targets for emissions.

Click on a link below to see how Ajinomoto Aspartame is better for the environment: