Pedras Water Analysis:
Balance Light
Virginality Superior
Minerality Very High
Orientation Acidic
Hardness Very Hard
Vintage 100 Years
Carbonation Natural
   
TDS 2,807 mg/l
ph factor 6.1
Hardness 360 mg/l
Nitrate 0.3 mg/l
Calcium 102 mg/l
Magnesium 24 mg/l
Sodium 577 mg/l
Potassium 29 mg/l
Silica 62 mg/l
Bicarbonate 1,983 mg/l
Sulfate 6 mg/l
Chloride 30 mg/l

Pedras is a Member of the Fine Water Society

Source: Spring
Location:  
Country of Origin: Portugal
Region: Região Norte
Place: Pedras Salgadas
Established: 1871
Company: Unicer - Bebidas de Portugal
Status: Active
Web Site: www.unicer.pt
phone: +351 229 052 100
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The springs of Pedras Salgadas were known since Roman times. However, they only began to be exploited commercially in 1871. In 1879 the on the Grande Hotel in the spa area started, and in 1884, was visited by the Queen D. Maria Pia.
 
In 1893, the process of bottling got under way, putting Pedras Salgadas within the reach of not only visitors to the spa but also the rest of the Portuguese population. Pedras Salgadas is a naturally carbonated mineral water with a unique and constant composition. It comes from the north east of Portugal, on a totally isolated plateau, free from any kind of pollutant, in a region of rare beauty and environmental purity.
 
The water takes about ten years to cross the different layers of granite that filter it and enrich it with mineral salts, endowing it with the properties that make it into the market leader of Portugal's sparkling waters

Água das Pedras - "water from stones"

There is an explanation for the association frequently made in Portugal between Pedras Salgadas and "Água das Pedras" ("water from the stones"). In the middle of the 1960s, the brand's advertising strategy urged the consumption of water from the stones. "All hours are good to drink Water from the Stones", "Naturally Water from the Stones" and "Water from the Stones". "Energy that moves with you" were some of the slogans that had been used by the brand by the beginning of the 1990s.

Consequently, this naturalness of Pedras led to the actual claim of the brand: "Nature’s Power is Infinite!" .