“Geosmin, like sugar beets or damp soil”
Certified water flavour standard used to train professional water tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of geosmin character.
Geosmin imparts an unpleasant earthy odour to water, reminscent of sugar beets or damp soil. It is extremely flavour-active and for that reason one of the most common flavour problems associated with potable water. This earthy flavour is formed by bacteria and algae in reservoirs, lakes and pipework. It is produced by actively-growing microorganisms and also arises as a result of the decomposition of dead cells.
Food grade | Free from sensory impurities | Extensively tested | Safe to smell and taste.