ICE has developed a recipe for zero sodium and alkaline pH8+ water for its partner Mai Dubai.
Mai Dubai is one of the leading bottled water provider in Dubai and the region. With its famous red logo, the bottled water brand is exported to several countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the GCC.
Thanks to ICE expertise, Mai Dubai now offers zero sodium alkaline water with pH8+. The launch of this new water line is a game-changer for our customer as fully confident that this 3-in-1 water is the perfect combination capable of supporting an active lifestyle.
It is the first water brand with zero sodium and alkaline pH properties that tastes uniquely good.
ICE has developed this special recipe according to Mai Dubai’s unique specifications. For the first time, it has been possible to combine < 1mg of sodium/l with pH8+.
Available in 330 ml, 500 ml, and 1.5l, the product aims to meet the increasing demand in the functional water segment(1)
In the Middle Eastern countries, the market trend leans towards water with high pH and low sodium content.
« Zero sodium water and alkaline water consumers are increasing »
Alexander Van ‘t Riet, CEO of Mai Dubai in the newspaper gulf news from 3/23/20 – Sankar Sri Pillai
To compare, the normal pH value in Europe for spring or mineral water is between 6.5 and 7.2.
ICE offers services that involve the definition of the produced water and remineralisation recipes, according to customer expectations. Its team incorporates carefully selected minerals into the water to improve the taste of the final product.
The recipe developed for Mai Dubai is an opportunity to talk about the properties of zero-sodium alkaline water.
“Alkaline” used in alkaline water refers to its pH level. The pH level is a number that measures substance acidity or alkalinity on a scale from 0 to 14. A pH value of 1 is very acidic and a pH value of 13 is considered ‘very alkaline.’ Alkaline water has a higher pH level than ordinary potable water, which has a neutral pH value of 7. Alkaline water has a pH value ranging from 8 to 8.5.
Alkaline water is appreciated for its properties, considered by its consumers as detoxifying, alkalizing and hydrating.
Products with low or zero sodium lowers blood pressure, leads to better hydration, and prevents water retention. In terms of taste, a study indicates that still water (spring or mineral water) has low salt content, while carbonated water has high salt content (up to a certain limit) to improve its sensory qualities.
ICE experts accompany their customers to develop their recipes that will differentiate their products and make them address the needs of their target market.
ICE expertise involves producing a wide diversity of water recipes with superior taste and essential mineral properties that meet market demand.
ICE Chemical Engineer
Development of a new recipe
(1) Functional water hydrates individuals alongside other additional benefits.
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