1.5 mg per capsule

Almond, like bitter almonds or marzipan”

Certified water flavour standard used to train professional tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of almond character. Benzaldehyde is derived from the breakdown of organic material through the action of microorganisms. It imparts a pleasant, though atypical, sweet odour to water, with a smell of almonds or marzipan.

Food grade | free from sensory impurities | extensively tested | safe to smell and taste.

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Technical specification

The best way to assess almond flavour in water is to cover the sample with your hand and swirl the glass to release the aroma. Remove your hand and take a single long sniff. Repeat as necessary.
Amount of flavour per capsule
1.5 mg per capsule
The flavour threshold of benzaldehyde in water is 500 µg / l.
Benzaldehyde is derived from the breakdown of organic material and through the action of microorganisms, including Actinobacteria, Pseudomonads and algae.
Benzaldehyde imparts a pleasant, but nevertheless atypical, sweet odour to water, reminiscent of almonds or marzipan.
CAS registry number
The CAS registry number for benzaldehyde is 100-52-7.
Other names
  • benzene carbaldehyde
  • benzene carbonal
  • benzene carboxaldehyde
  • benzene methylal
  • benzoic aldehyde
  • benzoyl hydride
  • bitter almond oil
  • phenyl methanal
In plant material, benzaldehyde is derived from enzymic breakdown of amygdalin.
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