Sparkling Mineral Water, An Italian Tradition
Drinking sparkling mineral water is an irresistible passion for those whose preference lies in this kind of Italian mineral water. In addition to the pleasant sensation the bubbles put on the palate, sparkling water is considered by many to be more thirst-quenching, especially in summer to combat the effects of the heat.
The opinion that sparkling mineral are inferior to still mineral waters in terms of health is totally unfounded. According to researchers at Italy’s National Research Institute (Inran), the product represents no risk whatsoever. It should only be drunk in moderation by people with gastric or intestinal disorders. For the rest of us, it is a matter of pure taste.
There are two kinds – effervescente naturale and frizzante. In the former, there is a concentration of about 1,300 mg/l. The latter is obtained through adding varying amounts of carbonation when at the source. Food enthusiasts know that sparkling is the ideal companion to the rich dishes and recipes that characterize some regions of the bel paese.