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

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

  • Balsamic vinegar is higher in Iron, however Apple cider vinegar is richer in Manganese.
  • Apple cider vinegar contains 37 times less Sugar than Balsamic vinegar. Balsamic vinegar contains 14.95g of Sugar, while Apple cider vinegar contains 0.4g.

We used Vinegar, balsamic and Vinegar, cider 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 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%
Contains less Sodium -78.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 27% 9% 9% 10% 3% 3% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 8% 4% 4% 7% 1% 2% 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%
Contains less Sodium -78.3%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Balsamic vinegar Apple cider 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
Balsamic vinegar
0
Apple cider vinegar
Mineral Summary Score
9
Balsamic vinegar
3
Apple cider 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
3%
Balsamic vinegar
0%
Apple cider vinegar
Carbohydrates
17%
Balsamic vinegar
1%
Apple cider vinegar
Fats
0%
Balsamic vinegar
0%
Apple cider 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. Balsamic vinegar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172241/nutrients
  2. Apple cider vinegar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173469/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.