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Cheap mineral water in 1st place: test winner at the Stiftung Warentest

Drinking water is the number 1 staple food. According to the German Society for Nutrition, the recommended daily water requirement for a person between the ages of 25 and 50 is 1.41 liters per day. However, not all water is as healthy as one would like to believe. In their tests, experts such as Stiftung Warentest repeatedly find surface contamination. According to the Ordinance on Mineral and Table Water (MTVO), natural mineral water can only come from underground water sources that are protected from contamination. Thus, if above-ground contamination with pesticides is detected in the water, for example, the designation “natural mineral water” is questionable.
With many products on the shelf, you don’t have to worry about that. This also applies to the two winners of the mineral water test (8/2020 edition): Das medium pelvis trial cuts together with Aqua Culinaris Medium (now Quellbrunn). Aldi Sud as the only “very good” mineral water (grade 1.5). In addition to the excellent microbiological quality, the testers also praised the look, smell, taste and mouthfeel. In the sub-category of critical ingredients, cheap Aldi water with a rating of 1.0 performs significantly better than brand-name water with a rating of 1.8.

Also in terms of price, Aldi water is far ahead of branded water: a liter of Quellbrunn costs around 17 cents, for the Basinus Medium you pay around 0.33 cents per liter, or almost double.

In the table below we show you the test winners in direct comparison:

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