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Well this is outstanding, it’s back to school time! For many parents, this means a notoriously long list of school supplies, but it also means the joys of more family dinners, the packing of school lunches and snacks for picky eaters, and we cannot forget those yearly bake sales where all hands are on deck.

You followed the recipe precisely, but this looks or tastes nothing like described. Did you know the quality of your tap water could be affecting the taste of your meals?

Water quality can play a major role in what you are cooking. While city treatment facilities do work to regulate water health safety, Twin Cities municipal water is known for having some of the hardest water in the country. About 85% of homes in America have hard water flowing from their faucets; and of those about 30% of people have water softeners. Hard minerals like lime, iron, calcium, and magnesium, as well as other substances found in drinking water are probably affecting the flavor, texture, and color of your food while making your job in the kitchen more complicated.

water quality in cooking food

Tap into the Difference

Hard water can change the way your food feels, smells, and tastes. Imagine spending hours preparing a delicious meal for your family and it goes unappreciated. Most recipes require some special ingredients mixed with water. Depending on what you are cooking, traces of hard minerals could be impacting your food with a metal-like taste. Food can absorb the hard minerals causing your it to taste and smell unappealing. Filtering your water would leave you with healthier and better tasting food.

Hard Water and Baking Just Don’t Mix

Why can’t you master grandma’s recipe? Are those pies slow to rise, cookies extra tough? It might not be your skills after all, it could be that hard minerals such as calcium or magnesium are sabotaging your talents. Hard water could be affecting the fermentation process, causing water absorption to be difficult. Hard minerals can make dough tough and rubbery. Because hard water is more alkaline, it can decrease the reaction of yeast. Sorry but those bake sale cookies are probably getting trashed!

Eating Chalk Again

Have you ever been making your favorite sauce or soup just to notice white deposits floating to the top once you get to a boil? Or you pour that thirst-quenching glass of lemonade over cloudy, white ice cubes to find an unwelcomed substance floating inside. This is water scale that comes from calcium and other hard water minerals. Tasty, now you can drink frozen gasses and impurities once your ice melts! Why not treat your water, with Reverse Osmosis (RO) RO has a ton of benefits. It removes lead, sodium, and other impurities that can amplify kidney and liver damage, high blood pressure, infertility problems, and anemia. This makes RO a safer option for children, pregnant women, and cancer patients. Beverages and foods made with RO water will taste better, and you will get clear ice cubes that last longer.

To learn more about Reverse Osmosis and if it is right for your home? Contact us for a free water test!