Healthy water stands for growth and well-being. That is why babies in particular should only be given the best water.
Natural Frankenmarkter mineral water (still) is perfect for preparing baby food.
- "meets all the requirements for a healthy baby mineral water" (Österreichisches Getränkeinstitut, 1180 Vienna).
- "best Austrian mineral water - ideal for the whole family". (konsument.at)
- "the best baby mineral water in Austria" (ORF, "Gut beraten - Österreich" in "Willkommen Österreich")
The special characteristics are characterised by:
- Low mineralization
- Vanishingly low nitrate and nitrite levels
- Neutral taste
- High energy value: 34,000 Bovis units
Not all mineral water is the same.
That is why not every product should be used for the preparation of baby food. There are several reasons for this:
- The mineral content of the individual minerals must not exceed the limits for infant food, as the kidneys are not yet mature. Too high a mineral intake means unnecessary physical stress!
- Excessive nitrate levels hinder the oxygen saturation of the blood.
- Nitrates and nitrites are cancer-promoting substances.
The mineralisation of a mineral water is listed in detail on the bottle labels. This tells you which water is suitable for babies. An even more convenient way to check the mineral content of water is to use our Water Test
You can find out that tap water can also be dangerous for preparing baby food here.
Why mineral water is even better than tap water
We Austrians are in the fortunate position of getting excellent drinking water from the tap. Nevertheless, there are a few reasons why Frankenmarkter mineral water can be even better for us:
Compare the ingredients!
Der Vergleich der Inhaltsstoffe auf den Flaschenetiketten gibt Aufschluss darüber, welches Wasser für welchen Gebrauch das geeignetste ist. If you want to save yourself the trouble of reading labels, you can easily and conveniently check with our water test.
All round healthy
Especially those who pay attention to the health of babies and toddlers should consider some important factors!
- Tap water usually comes from sources with shallow depths and is thus increasingly exposed to environmental pollution. This can be waste water from industry and agriculture, which is sometimes contaminated with antibiotics or fertilisers. But also long or outdated pipe systems (e.g. due to disused houses) contribute to the pollution of the water.
- Mineral waters come from springs with a depth of at least 70 m and have thus been filtered over many millennia. This results in the special purity of mineral waters, which is strictly checked on a regular basis.
- Mineral waters are natural suppliers of minerals and trace elements.
- The treatment of drinking water with chlorine or other derivatives leads to unpleasant organoleptic (perceived only by the senses) properties.
- Carcinogenic substances can form if the water comes from soil rich in river trub and consequently rich in lignin.
- For babies and small children nitrates and nitrites can become dangerous even in quantities below the legal limit in tap water (nitrates 50 mg/l, nitrites 0.1mg/l). The result: a poor oxygen supply in the body!