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Beer vs Whisky - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Beer and Whisky

    Food varieties used in this article are Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all and Alcoholic beverage, distilled, whiskey, 86 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
    4
    :
    3
    Whisky
    Contains more Calcium +∞%
    Contains more Magnesium +∞%
    Contains more Phosphorus +366.7%
    Contains more Potassium +2600%
    Contains less Sodium -100%
    Contains more Zinc +100%
    Contains more Copper +180%
    Equal in Iron - 0.02
    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% 2% 1% 0% 1% 5%
    Contains more Calcium +∞%
    Contains more Magnesium +∞%
    Contains more Phosphorus +366.7%
    Contains more Potassium +2600%
    Contains less Sodium -100%
    Contains more Zinc +100%
    Contains more Copper +180%
    Equal in Iron - 0.02

    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
    :
    1
    Whisky
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +2400%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +926%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
    Contains more Folate +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
    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% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +2400%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +926%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
    Contains more Folate +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%

    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 Whisky
    Lower in Sodium ok
    Lower in glycemic index ok
    Lower in Sugar ok
    Rich in minerals ok
    Rich in vitamins ok
    Lower in Cholesterol Equal
    Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
    Lower in price Equal

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    Nutrient Beer Whisky Opinion
    Net carbs 3.55g 0.1g Beer
    Protein 0.46g 0g Beer
    Fats 0g 0g
    Carbs 3.55g 0.1g Beer
    Calories 43kcal 250kcal Whisky
    Starch 0g g Beer
    Fructose 0g g Beer
    Sugar 0g 0.1g Beer
    Fiber 0g 0g
    Calcium 4mg 0mg Beer
    Iron 0.02mg 0.02mg
    Magnesium 6mg 0mg Beer
    Phosphorus 14mg 3mg Beer
    Potassium 27mg 1mg Beer
    Sodium 4mg 0mg Whisky
    Zinc 0.01mg 0.02mg Whisky
    Copper 0.005mg 0.014mg Whisky
    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 0.008mg Whisky
    Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.001mg Beer
    Vitamin B3 0.513mg 0.05mg 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 mg Beer
    Threonine 0mg mg Beer
    Isoleucine 0mg mg Beer
    Leucine 0mg mg Beer
    Lysine 0mg mg Beer
    Methionine 0mg mg Beer
    Phenylalanine 0mg mg Beer
    Valine 0mg mg Beer
    Histidine 0mg mg Beer
    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 Whisky
    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
    Whisky
    Mineral Summary Score
    2
    Beer
    1
    Whisky

    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%
    Whisky
    Carbohydrates
    4%
    Beer
    0%
    Whisky
    Fats
    0%
    Beer
    0%
    Whisky

    Comparison summary

    Which food contains less Sodium?
    Whisky
    Whisky contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    Whisky
    Whisky is lower in glycemic index (difference - 104)
    Which food is lower in Sugar?
    Beer
    Beer is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
    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 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. Whisky - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174819/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.