Badoit Water Analysis:
Balance Effervescent
Virginality Good
Minerality High
Orientation Acidic
Hardness Very Hard
Carbonation Natural
TDS 1,200 mg/l
ph factor 6
Hardness 815 mg/l
Nitrate 5 mg/l
Calcium 190 mg/l
Magnesium 85 mg/l
Sodium 150 mg/l
Potassium 10 mg/l
Bicarbonate 1,300 mg/l
Sulfate 40 mg/l
Chloride 40 mg/l
Source: Spring
Country of Origin: France
Region: Massif Central
Place: St. Galmier
Established: 1837
Status: Non-Member of the Fine Water Society
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Badoit is a substantial water, but despite its high mineral content, it has a very light taste. This is water for people who say they don’t like sparkling mineral water. The effervescent small and very fine bubbles give a nice structure to the water. The high level of bicarbonate is beneficial for digestion.
A naturally carbonated mineral water, Badoit is often paired with fine cuisine and wine in top French restaurants, leading some to call it “the gourmet’s mineral water.” Neither the sodium bicarbonate nor the fluoride is removed after the water makes its 1,640-foot (500 m) journey up a granite fissure, and the light sparkle is left intact. Only about 69 million gallons (260 million liter) are bottled each year, so this is a rare water. Badoit does not report Nitrate levels but independent tests have shown less the 5 mg/l.