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Beer vs. Liqueur — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beer and Liqueur different?

  • Liqueur is higher than Beer in Vitamin A RAE, Phosphorus, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Liqueur covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 48% more than Beer.

Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all and Alcoholic beverage, liqueur, coffee with cream, 34 proof types were used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Beer
4
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Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Contains more Manganese +33.3%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +550%
Contains more Phosphorus +257.1%
Contains more Potassium +18.5%
Contains more Zinc +1500%
Contains more Copper +700%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 1% 5% 6% 3% 1% 1% 2% 2% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 5% 2% 22% 3% 12% 5% 14% 1% 3%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Contains more Manganese +33.3%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Iron +550%
Contains more Phosphorus +257.1%
Contains more Potassium +18.5%
Contains more Zinc +1500%
Contains more Copper +700%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Beer
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +557.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +318.2%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +128%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +112.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 2% 6% 10% 3% 11% 5% 3% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 38% 10% 0% 1% 3% 14% 2% 6% 3% 2% 10% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +557.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +318.2%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +128%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +112.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Beer
1
:
Contains more Water +97.8%
Contains more Protein +508.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +488.7%
Contains more Other +249.9%
4% 92% 4%
Protein: 0.46 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 3.55 g
Water: 91.96 g
Other: 4.03 g
3% 16% 21% 47% 14%
Protein: 2.8 g
Fats: 15.7 g
Carbs: 20.9 g
Water: 46.5 g
Other: 14.1 g
Contains more Water +97.8%
Contains more Protein +508.7%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +488.7%
Contains more Other +249.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Beer Liqueur
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beer Liqueur Opinion
Net carbs 3.55g 20.9g Liqueur
Protein 0.46g 2.8g Liqueur
Fats 0g 15.7g Liqueur
Carbs 3.55g 20.9g Liqueur
Calories 43kcal 327kcal Liqueur
Sugar 0g 19.76g Beer
Calcium 4mg 16mg Liqueur
Iron 0.02mg 0.13mg Liqueur
Magnesium 6mg 2mg Beer
Phosphorus 14mg 50mg Liqueur
Potassium 27mg 32mg Liqueur
Sodium 4mg 92mg Beer
Zinc 0.01mg 0.16mg Liqueur
Copper 0.005mg 0.04mg Liqueur
Manganese 0.008mg 0.006mg Beer
Selenium 0.6µg 0.4µg Beer
Vitamin A 0IU 620IU Liqueur
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 173µg Liqueur
Vitamin E 0mg 0.45mg Liqueur
Vitamin C 0mg 0.2mg Liqueur
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.011mg Liqueur
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.057mg Liqueur
Vitamin B3 0.513mg 0.078mg Beer
Vitamin B5 0.041mg 0.087mg Liqueur
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.011mg Beer
Folate 6µg 2µg Beer
Vitamin B12 0.02µg 0.08µg Liqueur
Vitamin K 0µg 1.3µg Liqueur
Tryptophan 0mg 0.04mg Liqueur
Threonine 0mg 0.127mg Liqueur
Isoleucine 0mg 0.17mg Liqueur
Leucine 0mg 0.275mg Liqueur
Lysine 0mg 0.223mg Liqueur
Methionine 0mg 0.07mg Liqueur
Phenylalanine 0mg 0.136mg Liqueur
Valine 0mg 0.188mg Liqueur
Histidine 0mg 0.076mg Liqueur
Cholesterol 0mg 58mg Beer
Saturated Fat 0g 9.664g Beer
Monounsaturated Fat 0g 4.458g Liqueur
Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0.669g Liqueur

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beer Liqueur
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
3%
Beer
7%
Liqueur
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
2%
Beer
7%
Liqueur

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Liqueur
Liqueur is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Liqueur
Liqueur is lower in glycemic index (difference - 24)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liqueur
Liqueur is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beer
Beer is lower in Sugar (difference - 19.76g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beer
Beer contains less Sodium (difference - 88mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beer
Beer is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 58mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beer
Beer is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.664g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beer - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168746/nutrients
  2. Liqueur - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175098/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.