Although water covers three quarters of the world and adorns the skies in its gaseous form, the truth is water fit for human consumption is growing scarce. We all must take care to conserve and care for it as we do our greatest treasure: life.
Nevertheless, nature gives us a very special kind of water from the depths of the earth, one that has been enriched with the earth’s minerals and naturally purified through filtering during its journey underground.
Mineral water is water from a mineral source that contains various minerals, such as salts and sulfur compounds. Mineral water may be effervescent (i.e., “sparkling”) due to contained gases.
Traditionally, mineral waters were used or consumed at their sources. This was often referred to as “taking the waters” or “taking the cure.” Civilization eventually developed around these sources, and people used them for spas, baths, or wells. The term “spa” was a place where the water was used for soaking; “bath,” where the water was used primarily for bathing, therapeutics, or recreation; and “well,” where the water was to be consumed.
Today it is far more common for mineral water to be bottled at the source for distributed consumption. Traveling to the mineral water site for direct access to the water is rare, and in many cases not possible because of exclusive commercial ownership rights. There are more than 3,000 brands of mineral water commercially available worldwide.
Mineral vs. Mineralized?
Mineral water and mineralized water are similar but not identical.
“Mineralized” water is water that may come from a drinking water source and to which minerals are added, therefore obtaining its mineral properties artificially. “Mineral water” gets its distinction through natural processes and not by human intervention.
Mineral water comes from natural sources like wells, pure and rich in minerals. Unlike tap water that receives different treatments before human consumption, mineral water is bottled directly from the source, without adding any chemical elements. It only goes through a physical process of filtration to ensure maximum purity.
- Mineral waters can be classified according to their origin:
- Meteorological: Produced by rain, snow, and de-icing.
- Juvenile: Those that see daylight when surfacing.
- Fossil: Formed from sediments deposited on the sea floor.
- Mixed: Composed from a mixture of meteorological, juvenile, and fossil water.
Topo Chico Mineral Water is healthy and tastes great. One can enjoy its refreshing taste anytime at any occasion.
Thanks to its natural mineral composition, Topo Chico quenches thirst, assists in the digestive process, or can be used as a mixer in alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Also, it has no calories and adds a delicious accent to drinks when used as a mixer. Enjoy Topo Chico with salt, lemon and salt, fruit juice, whiskey, brandy, tequila, gin, vodka, and, of course, by itself!