Many wonder how to make proper mineral water on Soda Stream. The easy option is to use unrefined salt, such as Himalayan sea salt. However, even though unrefined salts contain a complex range of essential minerals, they are still high in sodium chloride (NaCl). Thus, there has been a growing need to find a way to add minerals into your carbonated water, without overdosing your self with sodium chloride.
Natural minerals from coconut water
Last week I got my hands on Big Tree Farms Coco Hydro Sport, which is a dehydrated coconut water powder with added sea salt, trace minerals and vitamin C. All natural ingredients according to the company web page.
At first I didn’t consider using it to make mineral water. I just wanted to have a good natural sports drink to keep me refreshed during exercise. When I was trying it out for the first time it occurred to me that this product actually has a pretty good balance of minerals. So, I decided to find out how it would taste, if I used it to make mineral water on Soda Stream. To my surprise the taste was very nice. Perhaps not quite like San Pellegrino and other household mineral waters but a good option nevertheless. Just be careful not to add too much, or you will end up with water that tastes like sports drink and coconut water; about two teaspoons is enough per bottle.
Coco Hydro Sport comes packed with all the natural minerals and nutrients of coconut water. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find a detailed analysis of the mineral content from the company’s web page. All they mention is that the sea salt (NaCl) content is 25% and the additional ionic trace minerals count for 10%.
Try it for your self and let me know what you think.