Not all bottled water is the same. This becomes apparent once you have read the label. Once you read ours you will discover that we have the “best quality” natural mineral waters on our doorstep and proudly place our mineral analysis on the front of our glass bottles!
Mountain Falls, bottled at source at the foot of the Klein River mountain range in the Overberg, remained undiscovered for a decade. Now, our water is the most naturally balanced mineral water in South Africa.
Mountain Falls Natural Mineral Water offers a number of unique elements and benefits, which stem from its key attributes, highlighted on our label: it has a perfectly balanced pH7 and its TDS is 350mg/l, well above the minimum global requirement to be classified as a Mineral Water. In addition it has a uniquely high source of calcium and magnesium, both essential elements to human health.
WHAT’S TO DISCOVER ON A LABEL?
TDS: total dissolved solids
A low TDS generally results in the water being insipid and tasteless. A high TDS, on the other hand, will result in water with a very distinctive taste.
In addition, mineral water is distinguished from other types of bottled water by its constant level and relative proportions of minerals and trace elements at the point of emergence from the source (i.e. no minerals can be added).
Mountain Falls is unique in that it is perfectly balanced at a pH7, regarded as the perfect natural water. A large percentage of bottled water in South Africa is well below pH7 at between 4.6 and 5.8, which is classified as 500 times more acidic than pH7.
MINERAL ANALYSIS: magnesium and calcium
Water with predominant alkalinity is usually accompanied by high calcium and magnesium, which raise the pH and alkalinity and provide a broad and full-bodied mouth-feel.
ORIGIN: bottled at source
Natural Mineral Water is sourced from an underground aquifer, which emerges from a spring tapped at natural or bore exits. Natural water must be bottled at source and cannot be transported in bulk from the source. In the case of mineral and spring water the label should say “bottled at source” and specify the location of the source.