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Beer vs Vodka - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Beer and Vodka

    Food types used in this article are Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all and Alcoholic beverage, distilled, vodka, 80 proof.

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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
    Beer
    6
    :
    2
    Vodka
    Contains more Calcium +∞%
    Contains more Iron +100%
    Contains more Magnesium +∞%
    Contains more Phosphorus +180%
    Contains more Potassium +2600%
    Contains more Zinc +∞%
    Contains less Sodium -75%
    Contains more Copper +100%
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 1% 5% 6% 3% 1% 1% 2%
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 1% 0% 3% 1% 1% 0% 4%
    Contains more Calcium +∞%
    Contains more Iron +100%
    Contains more Magnesium +∞%
    Contains more Phosphorus +180%
    Contains more Potassium +2600%
    Contains more Zinc +∞%
    Contains less Sodium -75%
    Contains more Copper +100%

    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
    Beer
    9
    :
    0
    Vodka
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +257.1%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
    Contains more Folate +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
    Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.005
    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 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +257.1%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
    Contains more Folate +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
    Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.005

    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.
    Beer Vodka
    Lower in Sodium ok
    Lower in glycemic index ok
    Rich in minerals ok
    Rich in vitamins ok
    Lower in Sugar Equal
    Lower in Cholesterol Equal
    Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
    Lower in price Equal

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    Nutrient Beer Vodka Opinion
    Net carbs 3.55g 0g Beer
    Protein 0.46g 0g Beer
    Fats 0g 0g
    Carbs 3.55g 0g Beer
    Calories 43kcal 231kcal Vodka
    Starch 0g g Beer
    Fructose 0g g Beer
    Sugar 0g 0g
    Fiber 0g 0g
    Calcium 4mg 0mg Beer
    Iron 0.02mg 0.01mg Beer
    Magnesium 6mg 0mg Beer
    Phosphorus 14mg 5mg Beer
    Potassium 27mg 1mg Beer
    Sodium 4mg 1mg Vodka
    Zinc 0.01mg 0mg Beer
    Copper 0.005mg 0.01mg Vodka
    Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
    Vitamin E 0mg mg Beer
    Vitamin D 0IU IU Beer
    Vitamin D 0µg µg Beer
    Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
    Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.005mg
    Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.007mg Beer
    Vitamin B3 0.513mg 0mg Beer
    Vitamin B5 0.041mg 0mg Beer
    Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0mg Beer
    Folate 6µg 0µg Beer
    Vitamin B12 0.02µg 0µg Beer
    Vitamin K 0µg µg Beer
    Tryptophan 0mg 0mg
    Threonine 0mg 0mg
    Isoleucine 0mg 0mg
    Leucine 0mg 0mg
    Lysine 0mg 0mg
    Methionine 0mg 0mg
    Phenylalanine 0mg 0mg
    Valine 0mg 0mg
    Histidine 0mg 0mg
    Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
    Trans Fat 0g 0g
    Saturated Fat 0g 0g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0g
    Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0g

    Which food is preferable for your diet?

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    ok
    is better in case of low diet
    Beer Vodka
    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
    3
    Beer
    0
    Vodka
    Mineral Summary Score
    2
    Beer
    1
    Vodka

    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%
    Beer
    0%
    Vodka
    Carbohydrates
    4%
    Beer
    0%
    Vodka
    Fats
    0%
    Beer
    0%
    Vodka

    Comparison summary

    Which food contains less Sodium?
    Vodka
    Vodka contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    Vodka
    Vodka is lower in glycemic index (difference - 104)
    Which food is richer in minerals?
    Beer
    Beer is relatively richer in minerals
    Which food is richer in vitamins?
    Beer
    Beer is relatively richer in vitamins
    Which food contains less Sugar?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
    Which food contains less Cholesterol?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
    Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0 g)
    Which food is cheaper?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

    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. Beer - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168746/nutrients
    2. Vodka - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174818/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.