Fruit infused water was a factor in designing the Glasstic bottle as we wanted you to have the ability to easily add fruit to your bottle directly. When you take the cap off a Glasstic bottle, the glass insert opening is more than wide enough to accommodate large pieces of fruit.
When you infuse your water, you are receiving natural occurring vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants without extra calories or fructose. Nutritionists estimate you can get as much as 20% of the vitamin content of freshly squeezed fruit juice when infusing your water. You can think of it as making your own ‘vitamin water’ but without the cost or hidden and unknown ingredients. Teas, in particular green tea or chamomile tea, are also rich in antioxidants, so adding tea to your recipes can add to both the taste and health benefits.
Given that so many of our customers infuse their water, we put together five best practices for you to boost your water with some vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants at home or on the go:
– It’s better to use cold or room temperature water as hot water destroys the enzymes and vitamins that are beneficial to your health
– A good rule of thumb is to infuse your water for 1-2 hours at room temperature or in the fridge for 3-4 hours. If you like your water to have more flavor, you can infuse overnight in the fridge
– Frozen fruits can be used, although they do not release as much juice and often fall apart into bits and pieces in your water. You should not use dried fruit as you won’t get very good flavor
– You can re-use the fruit but you are going to lose flavor. The best way to stretch your fruit is to add more water to your Glasstic bottle when the water is about half way down. Fruits with strong flavors (lemon, pineapple, and orange for example) work best for multiple infusions. Berries, melons, and fleshy fruits are not ideal because they decompose quickly.
– You can eat your infused fruit if you would like, but it is not nearly as flavorful as fresh fruit. Most fruits become rather bland after infusing.
Be sure to check our infused water recipes for some ideas. It’s always fun to experiment with your own combinations and we would love to hear what you come up with!