The Spring

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Chemical Composition

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Characteristics

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History

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Certificates

About The Water

The mineral spring in Gorna Banya District in Sofia has been known since Thracian times. The very first research and description of this water was made back in 1887. All subsequent analyses have proven its permanent physical and chemical composition and its microbiologically clean nature. This is due both to its abyssal origin (more than 600 m depth, which excludes any external contamination and impact by unfavorable meteorological conditions), as well as the lack of ingredients changing with the time. Experimental researches with the mineral water “Gorna Banya” have shown that following its artificial contamination with some bacteria it keeps down their development for a period of 10 days and has a “purifying” effect.

The mineral water “Gorna Banya”, being clear, scentless and colorless water, naturally clean and having excellent chemical composition, undoubtedly has a favorable effect on human health and takes a leading position among the mineral waters of Europe. The low total mineralization – 140,09 mg/l, and the suitable sodium content (Na) – 28 mg/l, determine its favorable effect in case of gastrointestinal, renal-urological, gallbladder and liver, and other diseases. Thanks to the low fluorine content (F) – 0,22 mg/l, the mineral water “Gorna Banya” is recommended for daily use by children and adults.

Chemical Composition

Total mineralization: 140,09 mg/l, pH: 9.65 – Electrical conductivity: 139 μS/cm

Characteristics

“BC - Gorna Banya” also manufactures the two table water brands: “Serdika” and “Table Water”. The water is purified according to the “reverse osmosis” method and ozonised, thus ensuring the presence of no bacteria or other microorganisms in it, which can be found in the tap water, for example, and which are hazardous to human health.

It has a favorable impact on the organism due to the lack of mineralization, as it is also suitable for unlimited usage by all age groups being recommended for daily consumption by sucklings, children, and pregnant women.

History

MINERAL WATER GORNA BANYA
The Crystal Clear Tears of Lyulin Mountain

“Once upon a time there lived a bey, whose favorute harriers got very sick. But he had a good heart and couldn’t kill them. That was why he threw them away from his home, where he used to go hunting – into a marsh amidst a woodland. Two weeks passed when the bey was so surprised and too happy to wake up from dog barking – the two harriers were jumping around and cheerily barking around him...”

It does sound like a fairy-tale, doesn’t it?! Nobody knows whether it is true, but the legend continues. The bey asked the Sultan to present him with the marshland area, where the waters of a hot mineral spring met. The Sultan finally agreed and several years later the very first bath was built in the Sofia district presently known as Gorna Banya, which existed up until 1922.

Another, more contemporary story tells about the tons of mineral water from Gorna Banya stored in warehouses by General Rommel (and used in the Second World War by the German army), found decades later in the sands of North Africa with unchanged gustatory properties and chemical composition and ...

Certificates

Certificate FSSC 22000 BG

Certificate FSSC 22000 BG

Certificate FSSC 22000 EN

Certificate FSSC 22000 EN

Certificate ISO 9001:2008

Certificate ISO 9001:2008

Certificate ISO 14001-2005

Certificate ISO 14001-2005


Certificate 18001:2007

Certificate 18001:2007

Certificate ISO 22000:2006

Certificate ISO 22000:2006

Certificate No5  (PDF)

Certificate No5 (PDF)

Certificate No32 (PDF)

Certificate No32 (PDF)