Minerals were and will remain a primary asset for people living across the globe, especially chemicals like water which contains natural healing properties and offers benefits in maintaining optimal human metabolism. Within this context, sparkling water remains the ‘boss’ among all soft beverages due to the process of carbonation it goes through.
Keep reading to know the uniqueness of sparkling water which is one of the types of carbonated water.
Most populace believes in the notion of club soda, seltzer water, tonic water and sparkling water being the same but the fact is that each water type varies in its processing methods and in the compounds added to it, which eventually produces different levels of nutrients.
However, due to their similar texture when ingested, people tend to strongly believe this notion that it is just one water type with different names. Though each of these bubbly beverages appear identical when looked at, each one is different in composition and flavor.
Water that is carbonated by injecting carbon dioxide gas with added minerals is converted into club soda. However, depending on the brand and manufacturers, the amount of minerals added to water may vary eventually deciding its nutritional value and flavor.
The commonly added minerals are Sodium bicarbonate, Potassium sulfate, Sodium chloride and Disodium phosphate.
This water remains the most unique with regards to its taste when compared to other beverages. Just like club soda, this water is infused with carbon dioxide that contains minerals but yet due to the quinine compound present in it, it is unique form the rest.
Tonic water is often used as a mixer for cocktails, especially those with gin or vodka.
Same as the above two waters, this water is also carbonated but it does not contain minerals which is why it is most commonly used as a cocktail mixer. The absence of minerals also allows this water to blend in with flavors like citrus without altering the taste.
Sparkling Mineral Water
Contrary to club soda, seltzer water and tonic water, sparkling water is naturally carbonated as its bubbles occur through natural carbonation. However, this water also contains a variety of minerals such as sodium, magnesium, calcium and potassium.
Interestingly, the mineral content in this water might taste significantly different and that’s why each brand of sparkling water typically has its own unique taste. Unlike the rest of the waters, this water is procured by digging multiple layers of underground rock and sediment.
Also, sparkling waters does not mix well in cocktails, but when paired with wine, it produces remarkable effects.
The bottom line of this blog post is that each water is a different type of soft drink with varying levels of minerals and nutrients. Club soda, seltzer and tonic water is artificially infused with carbon and mineral salts and so populace who choose to consume naturally made water would most possibly prefer sparkling water as it is naturally carbonated from a spring or a well.
Surely, sparkling water can be called as the ‘boss’ of soft beverages due to the benefits it has for the body.