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What Causes White Crystals in Bottled Water?


Today, kindly find an important fact about pure natural mineral water from our Prof. Egbert Schnuse, MBA, M.Sc. from Germany, who is one of the world foremost authority in the field of mineral water and is in charge of its quality and production.

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What Causes White Crystals in Bottled Water?

There are a number of scientific articles that give a solid explanation for the occurrence of white crystals, and I have blended some select articles with some scientific points to provide our customers a simple and clear explanation. On the surface, pure water appears to be quite simple. It’s clear, colorless and odorless. However, there’s much more to water than meets the eye. In fact, water is made of billions of molecules, H2O molecules to be precise.

You may recall learning about some of water’s unique properties in science class, including its unique ability to transform into a liquid, solid and gas. Water freezes for example at 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0° Celsius) and turns into its solid form, ice. On the other hand, the solubility of substances like minerals in water changes with temperature.

Water is also called the “universal solvent” because it can dissolve more substances than any other liquid, and as such may contain minerals and nutrients. Our premium mountain spring all natural mineral water actually contains valuable minerals, including calcium. These naturally occurring minerals are what give our mountain spring, natural mineral water its great taste.

Sometimes, for example, rapid changes in temperature can cause a changing of solubility and as a result, the minerals separate from the water, bond together and precipitate. They turn into a solid form. The calcium and some other minerals stay in their solid form and may appear as white pieces or crystals floating in the water. If you’ve ever encountered this phenomenon, you’ve experienced science in action.

We can assure you all of our bottled water products meet and exceed high-quality standards, and are tested intra-daily to verify they are of extremely high quality.

So, if you see white particles floating in your favorite bottle of Spirit of Drini mountain spring, natural mineral water, don’t be alarmed. The white crystals are actually naturally occurring calcium- and mineral- particles and speaks to the very fact, that it is truly a pure premium quality natural mineral water of nature.

If you have any further questions or concerns about the quality of our water, kindly send us an email.

Prof. Egbert Schnuse, MBA, M.Sc.

Head Expert in Product & Environmental Analysis
Product Controlling & Management