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World’s most expensive water

The world’s most expensive water can be found 2,000 feet down off the coast of Hawaii and is bottled by Hawaii Deep Marine. Called Kona Nigari, this water is a seawater mineral concentrate that should be mixed with regular water. Japanese consumers are paying top dollar for desalinated Hawaiian deep-sea water being marketed as a […]

Jun 25, 2008 | By Luxuo

The world’s most expensive water can be found 2,000 feet down off the coast of Hawaii and is bottled by Hawaii Deep Marine. Called Kona Nigari, this water is a seawater mineral concentrate that should be mixed with regular water.

Japanese consumers are paying top dollar for desalinated Hawaiian deep-sea water being marketed as a dietary supplement that aids weight loss, stress reduction, skin tone and digestion. The water is high in minerals and believed free of modern contaminants. Since it’s in the deep sea, it doesn’t have any effects from air or water pollution.

At this time, only 2 ounces of Kona Nigari costs $33.50 USD ($2,144 per gallon!) and 80,000 bottles are shipped to Japan every day.

The business has grown large enough that Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle decided to issue an official Hawaii deep-sea water certificate. The state will charge 3 cents a bottle to use a logo to distinguish Hawaiian seawater from Japanese-produced seawater.


 
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