Location: Natural Products Utilization Research
Title: Evaluation of geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol off-flavor in smoked rainbow trout fillets by instrumental and sensory analyses Authors
|Zimba, Paul -|
|Hyldig, Grethe -|
|Strobel, Bjarne -|
|Jorgensen, Niels O.G. -|
Submitted to: Aquaculture Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 3, 2010
Publication Date: January 2, 2012
Citation: Zimba, P.V., Schrader, K., Hyldig, G., Strobel, B.W., Jorgensen, N. 2012. Evaluation of geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol off-flavor in smoked rainbow trout fillets by instrumental and sensory analyses. Aquaculture Research. 43:149-153. Interpretive Summary: Commercially-produced rainbow trout fillets contained the “musty” compound 2-methylisoborneol at levels high enough to cause off-flavor. The “smoked” flavor imparted to the fillets was not adequate in masking the musty off-flavor.
Technical Abstract: Secondary metabolites produced by cyanobacteria and other microorganisms include odorous compounds that can taint aquaculture products, rendering them unsalable. Many wild and cultured fish species are affected by off-flavour. Herein, we describe off-flavour occurrence in rainbow trout raised in a recirculation trout production system in Denmark. Smoked fish from two facilities contained MIB concentrations as much as 100X sensory threshold levels.