Lahuenco Water Analysis:
Balance Still
Virginality Superior
Minerality Medium
Orientation Alkaline
Hardness Soft
TDS 232 mg/l
ph factor 9.5
Hardness 4 mg/l
Nitrate 0.7 mg/l
Calcium 1 mg/l
Magnesium 1 mg/l
Sodium 84 mg/l
Potassium 1 mg/l
Bicarbonate  58 mg/l
Sulfate 6 mg/l
Chloride 7 mg/l

Lahuenco is extracted from a unique spring source from below the depths of the Andes Mountain chain at a temperature of 21° Celcius. The temperature reflects the volcanic origin of the water. Hot springs are common in the Andes Mountains with the proximity of volcanoes and cold water.  Hot Springs, have traditionally been associated with healing properties of various diseases. 
Lahuenco is a Mapuche word. The Mapuche indians inhabited Chile before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in 1541, and already at that time they used the Hot Springs as one of the foundations for its medicinal treatments. In Mapuche dialect LAHUENCO means Medicinal Water, “Lahuen” means Medicine and “Co” is water.
Lahuenco water has a high level of Alkalinity and the water is very soft with many minerals and trace element giving the water character and a unique taste. 



Black clam ceviche prepared fresh right at the fish market. I would love to pair it with the award winning Lahuenco Thermal Water from Chile as it has a close to Medium Minerality as well as significant amounts of sodium that work very well with ceviche.