Mineral water: Inexpensive test winner at Stiftung Warentest
According to the German Nutrition Society, the recommended daily water requirement for a person between the ages of 25 and 50 is 1.41 liters per day. However, not all waters are as healthy as one would like to believe. During their tests, experts such as Stiftung Warentest repeatedly find contamination on the surface. According to the Mineral and Table Water Ordinance (MTVO), natural mineral water may only come from underground water sources that are protected against contamination. Thus, if aerial contamination by pesticides, for example, is detected in the water, the designation “natural mineral water” is questionable.
However, with many products on the shelves, you don’t have to worry about that. This is also the case with the two test winners in the Average mineral water test (Issue 8/2020): What middle pelvis cuts in the test with Aqua Culinaris medium (now Quellbrunn). Aldi south as the only “very good” mineral water (rating 1.5). Besides the very good microbiological quality, the testers also appreciated the appearance, smell, taste and mouthfeel. In the critical ingredients subcategory, cheap Aldi water with a rating of 1.0 performs significantly better than branded water with a rating of 1.8.
In terms of price, Aldi water is also way ahead of branded water: A liter of Quellbrunn costs around 17 cents, for Basinus Medium you pay around 0.33 cents per litre, almost double that.
In the following table we show you the test winners in direct comparison.