The Four Leading European Spring Mineral Water Brands
71% percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. That is one of the most essential things needed to live. Though all water should be considered as mineral water, by being purified and filtered, bottled mineral brands have grown fast in the world. Mineral water is considered in fact as the healthiest water to drink.
Europe has been said to be one of the richest continent out of all continents in the world. And while most of Europeans prefer bottled water than tap water, there are four leading European mineral water brands in this continent. What are those?
San Pellegrino Mineral Water
Manufactured 600 years ago, the water was mineralized with limestone and volcanic rock after it was taken 1,300 ft. below the surface. San Pellegrino Mineral Water is an Italian brand mixed with fruit sodas fabricated in Lombardy, Italy.
San Pellegrino mineral water was produced at San Pellegrino Terme, obviously the reason for its name. Rumors had said that in 1509, this miraculous water facility had been visited by the well-known painter of Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci.
Owned by Nestle, San Pellegrino Mineral Water has been exported by several countries such as Europe, Australia, America and the Middle East. It is exported too in some countries of Asia like Japan, Taiwan and Hongkong.
However, San Pellegrino is not suitable for infants under 12 months of age.
Perrier Mineral Water
During roman times, the spring that is manufactured for Perrier was used as a spa. It was located somewhere in Southern France.
A local doctor named Louis Perrier bought the spring and didn’t only run a spa but also bottled up the water to sell it. The water is called after his name Perrier.
Perrier is a best known French mineral water because of its water’s source that is naturally carbonated. After being purified, the level of carbon dioxide is added so that the Perrier’s level of carbonation would match the Vergeze spring.
The bottle of the water was a distinctive green color after doctor Louis Perrier sold his business to a wealthy British man named St.John Harmsworth that sold the spa later on and changed the name into Source Perrier. Advertised as a “champagne mineral water”, Perrier had been sold in almost a perfect percentage to Britain and as well as in U.S.
In 2013, Perrier mineral water had been sold for over 100 countries.
Evian Natural Spring Water
The third leading spring mineral water brand is originated also in France which source is in Évian-les-Bains in the shores of Lake Geneva that have been visited for over centuries by royalty persons like King George V and King Edward VII.
Also used for skin care purposes, Evian Natural Spring Water was owned by a French multinational corporation Danone. It was claimed by some survey that Evian is one of the best water to taste in the world. Why? Because Evian has a pH of 7.2. In Chemistry, it was taught that the scale of pH is from 0-14, setting numbers below 7 to be acidic while above 7 is basic. A 7pH is neutral, balancing the acidity and basicity of a product, which is why it explains that Evian Natural Spring Water is one of the best because of its neutrality.
Buxton Mineral Water
Buxton Mineral Water is a natural product of water claiming no added chemicals. Manufactured of course in Buxton,Derbyshire, England.
Buxton Mineral Water was bottled in 1980s. As a natural water mineral, Buxton Mineral Water was taken underground naturally until it popped up the surface.
There are two kinds of Buxton Mineral Water: The still and the sparkling. The still had a pH of 7.4, showing its neutrality as it neither go above nor below 7 pH. However the sparkling kind of Buxton Mineral Water has 5.2 pH which means it is more acidic as it has a chemical that was processed.
Importance of Mineral Water
Mineral water, compared from tap water and something related to that can be kind of expensive. But the healthiest water to drink is a mineral water. Filtered and purified, mineral water brings important minerals to your body such as calcium, magnesium and iron that can bring healthiness in your body and daily living.