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Apple cider vinegar vs Balsamic vinegar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Apple cider vinegar and Balsamic vinegar?

  • Apple cider vinegar is higher in Manganese, however Balsamic vinegar is richer in Iron.
  • Balsamic vinegar contains 2 times less Manganese than Apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar contains 0.249mg of Manganese, while Balsamic vinegar contains 0.131mg.
  • Apple cider vinegar has less Sugar.

We used Vinegar, cider and Vinegar, balsamic types in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains less Sodium -78.3%
Contains more Calcium +285.7%
Contains more Iron +260%
Contains more Magnesium +140%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +53.4%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +225%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 8% 4% 4% 7% 1% 2% 3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 27% 9% 9% 10% 3% 3% 9%
Contains less Sodium -78.3%
Contains more Calcium +285.7%
Contains more Iron +260%
Contains more Magnesium +140%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +53.4%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +225%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Apple cider vinegar Balsamic vinegar
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Apple cider vinegar Balsamic vinegar Opinion
Net carbs 0.93g 17.03g Balsamic vinegar
Protein 0g 0.49g Balsamic vinegar
Fats 0g 0g
Carbs 0.93g 17.03g Balsamic vinegar
Calories 21kcal 88kcal Balsamic vinegar
Starch g g
Fructose 0.3g 7.38g Balsamic vinegar
Sugar 0.4g 14.95g Apple cider vinegar
Fiber 0g g Apple cider vinegar
Calcium 7mg 27mg Balsamic vinegar
Iron 0.2mg 0.72mg Balsamic vinegar
Magnesium 5mg 12mg Balsamic vinegar
Phosphorus 8mg 19mg Balsamic vinegar
Potassium 73mg 112mg Balsamic vinegar
Sodium 5mg 23mg Apple cider vinegar
Zinc 0.04mg 0.08mg Balsamic vinegar
Copper 0.008mg 0.026mg Balsamic vinegar
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0mg mg Apple cider vinegar
Vitamin D 0IU IU Apple cider vinegar
Vitamin D 0µg µg Apple cider vinegar
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0mg mg Apple cider vinegar
Vitamin B2 0mg mg Apple cider vinegar
Vitamin B3 0mg mg Apple cider vinegar
Vitamin B5 0mg mg Apple cider vinegar
Vitamin B6 0mg mg Apple cider vinegar
Folate 0µg µg Apple cider vinegar
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Apple cider vinegar
Vitamin K 0µg µg Apple cider vinegar
Tryptophan 0mg mg Apple cider vinegar
Threonine 0mg mg Apple cider vinegar
Isoleucine 0mg mg Apple cider vinegar
Leucine 0mg mg Apple cider vinegar
Lysine 0mg mg Apple cider vinegar
Methionine 0mg mg Apple cider vinegar
Phenylalanine 0mg mg Apple cider vinegar
Valine 0mg mg Apple cider vinegar
Histidine 0mg mg Apple cider vinegar
Cholesterol 0mg mg Balsamic vinegar
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g g Apple cider vinegar
Polyunsaturated fat 0g g Apple cider vinegar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Apple cider vinegar Balsamic vinegar
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
0
Apple cider vinegar
0
Balsamic vinegar
Mineral Summary Score
3
Apple cider vinegar
9
Balsamic vinegar

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
0%
Apple cider vinegar
3%
Balsamic vinegar
Carbohydrates
1%
Apple cider vinegar
17%
Balsamic vinegar
Fats
0%
Apple cider vinegar
0%
Balsamic vinegar

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is lower in Sugar (difference - 14.55g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($4)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Apple cider vinegar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173469/nutrients
  2. Balsamic vinegar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172241/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.