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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
    Beer
    8
    :
    2
    Vodka
    Contains more Calcium +∞%
    Contains more Iron +100%
    Contains more Magnesium +∞%
    Contains more Phosphorus +180%
    Contains more Potassium +2600%
    Contains more Zinc +∞%
    Contains more Manganese +∞%
    Contains more Selenium +∞%
    Contains less Sodium -75%
    Contains more Copper +100%
    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 0% 1% 0% 3% 1% 1% 0% 4% 0% 0%
    Contains more Calcium +∞%
    Contains more Iron +100%
    Contains more Magnesium +∞%
    Contains more Phosphorus +180%
    Contains more Potassium +2600%
    Contains more Zinc +∞%
    Contains more Manganese +∞%
    Contains more Selenium +∞%
    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" charts 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

    Macronutrient Comparison

    Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
    Beer
    3
    :
    1
    Vodka
    Contains more Protein +∞%
    Contains more Carbs +∞%
    Contains more Water +38.1%
    Contains more Other +728.8%
    4% 92% 4%
    Protein: 0.46 g
    Fats: 0 g
    Carbs: 3.55 g
    Water: 91.96 g
    Other: 4.03 g
    67% 33%
    Protein: 0 g
    Fats: 0 g
    Carbs: 0 g
    Water: 66.6 g
    Other: 33.4 g
    Contains more Protein +∞%
    Contains more Carbs +∞%
    Contains more Water +38.1%
    Contains more Other +728.8%

    Comparison summary table

    Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
    Carbs 3.55g 0g Beer
    Calories 43kcal 231kcal Vodka
    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
    Manganese 0.008mg 0mg Beer
    Selenium 0.6µg 0µg Beer
    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

    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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    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
    0%
    Vodka
    Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
    2%
    Beer
    1%
    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.