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The Benefits of Cooking With Filtered Water
Has your food been tasting funny as of late? Your culinary skills might not be to blame.
While most U.S. tap water is free from harmful bacteria and viruses, it is far from pure. Most tap water contains trace amounts of dissolved minerals, such as calcium, sodium, and magnesium. This is known as “hard water.” You may know that hard water can damage your plumbing system and leave water spots on your dishes, but you may not know that water containing these minerals, and other contaminants, can also affect the taste of your food.
This is just one of the reasons why every home should have a water filtration system. Advantages of cooking with filtered water include:
- No funny taste. Unfiltered water can have a distinct metallic taste. When used for cooking, this flavor is absorbed by your food. By cooking with filtered water, you will only taste the ingredients you actively put into the meal.
- Softer baked goods. The minerals found in unfiltered water can affect the performance of certain baking ingredients, such as yeast. This can change the entire gluten structure of the dough, slow down the fermentation process, and lead to a tough texture.
- Vibrant produce. Unfiltered water can even affect the way your food looks. Most tap water contains chlorine, an active ingredient in bleach, which can strip the colors of your food. Just washing your produce in unfiltered water can visibly make it less appealing by dulling out the vibrant colors.
- Lower sodium content. Depending on where you live, your tap water could contain up to 300 milligrams of sodium per liter, which is a significant portion of the recommended daily value. Too much sodium can cause kidney failure and heart disease.
Are you ready to say goodbye to unfiltered water and hello to fresh, tasty food? If so, it’s time to call Aquarius Water Conditioning. As the leading water softening and filtration service in Minnesota and Wisconsin, you can count on our team to install your home water filtration system.
To get started with a free in-home quote, fill out our request form online or call 888-741-9025.