Natural Mineral Water (also known as Source/Spring Water),is defined by the FSSAI as “waters obtained directly at the source and packaged close to the source; are characterized by the presence of certain mineral salts in relative proportions and trace elements or other constituents. Natural mineral water may be naturally carbonated (with carbon dioxide from the source), carbonated (with added carbon dioxide of another origin), decarbonated (with less carbon dioxide than present in the water at the source so it does not spontaneously give off carbon dioxide under conditions of standard temperature and pressure), or fortified (with carbon dioxide from the source), and non-carbonated (contains no free carbon dioxide).”
Himalayan being a natural mineral water has to be bottled at source, hence its one & only plant is situated at Dhaula Kuan, Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh at foothills of the Shivalik mountain ranges of the Himalayas in India.
The other packaged drinking water brands can be bottled from any source after which they undergo treatment which may involve chemical sanitization, RO/ UV treatment, addition of artificial chemicals etc. Himalayan, however, is 100% natural & contains organic minerals where no treatment takes place as each batch is naturally purified by layers of sand, silt, rocks & tested for safety of human consumption.
Himalayan has a characteristic TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) which is much higher than common packaged drinking waters which artificially strip the water of all its minerals along with the bacteria. This natural electrolyte content with all its dissolved natural minerals gives it a characteristic wholesome taste.
The natural filtration process through layers & layers of silt & rocks ensures your Himalayan is pure as can be in its natural form. However, we are very cautious when it comes to our consumers’ safety, hence each batch is thoroughly tested as per norms to guarantee that it is safe for human consumption.
Himalayan water is naturally fortified with alkaline salts whose solubility is temperature dependent. Hence, they precipitate with quick heating or cooling of the water & are completely safe for consumption.