Sparkling water

Sparkling water is an aqueous solution of carbon dioxide and are generally used as an alternative to soft drinks or alcoholic beverages.

Sparkling water or carbonated water is considered as a healthier beverage than conventional soft drinks and its consumption is increasing.

For centuries people have enjoyed and touted the benefits of drinking sparkling water. As early as the 18th century, man-made methods of introducing carbonation into water were being invented, and naturally-occurring sparkling mineral water can be found in artesian wells around the world.

The expression of ‘carbonated water’ first appeared in 1978. In the 1830s, the first attempts were made to add other ingredients, such as barks and leaves to increase carbonated water’s potential benefits. As a result, the first flavored carbonated drinks appeared.

The so-called sparkling water corresponds to either denomination:
(1) naturally carbonated natural mineral water or
(2) natural mineral water fortified with CO2 from the source, depending on the manufacturer, and no additional ingredient is included.
Sparkling water

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