“Earthy-compost, like compost or peat, mouldy”
Certified water flavour standard used to train professional tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of earthy-compost character.
2-Methylisoborneol is formed by Cyanobacteria, Actinobacteria and algae in lakes, reservoirs and water distribution systems. It has a very low odour threshold and is one of the most common flavour faults in potable water. The compound imparts an unpleasant earthy note, reminiscent of peat or compost.
Food grade | Free from sensory impurities | Extensively tested | Safe to smell and taste.