Bottled Water of the World

A Connoisseur's Guide to the World of Premium Bottled Waters
By Michael Mascha

Reviews 100 of the world’s best-loved bottled water brands, their sources, composition, flavors, and historical backgrounds, along with expert analysis and full-color photos throughout.

ISBN 9781624545989 | US $ 24.95


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Spring Water

Great Bear Bottled Water

Great Bear Description:

Carbonation A


Great Bear Analysis:

24 TDS
6.57 ph factor
1.3 Calcium
1.4 Chloride
5.5 Hydrogeniccarbonate
1 Magnesium
0.7 Potassium
1.7 Sodium
5.3 Sulphates
milligrams per liter (mg/l)

For more details see: Minerals and Mineral Water & Sparkling Water

Country of Origin:  USA
Region:  New York
Place Name:  Onondaga County
Established:  1888
Web Site: 
Great Bear

Name or Place of Source: Onondaga County, New York. Legend has it that the father of Hiawatha, the hero of Longfellow's poem, met and vanquished a large bear. Exhausted and in dire need of water, the warrior sought out a spring in the area known to his tribe. Giving thanks to the god of water for his drink, he named the spring Mishemokwa meaning great bear, in honor of his victory.

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