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Beer vs Wine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Beer and Wine?

  • Wine is richer than Beer in Manganese.

We used Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all and Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, all 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
Beer
1
:
7
Wine
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +1750%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +1200%
Contains more Copper +40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 1% 5% 6% 3% 1% 1% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 14% 8% 9% 9% 1% 4% 3%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +1750%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +1200%
Contains more Copper +40%

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
5
:
1
Wine
Contains more Vitamin B3 +209%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.005
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.023
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.037
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% 6% 4% 3% 13% 1% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +209%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.005
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.023
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.037

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beer Wine Opinion
Net carbs 3.55g 2.72g Beer
Protein 0.46g 0.07g Beer
Fats 0g 0g
Carbs 3.55g 2.72g Beer
Calories 43kcal 83kcal Wine
Starch 0g g Beer
Fructose 0g g Beer
Sugar 0g 0.79g Beer
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 4mg 8mg Wine
Iron 0.02mg 0.37mg Wine
Magnesium 6mg 11mg Wine
Phosphorus 14mg 20mg Wine
Potassium 27mg 99mg Wine
Sodium 4mg 5mg Beer
Zinc 0.01mg 0.13mg Wine
Copper 0.005mg 0.007mg Wine
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0mg 0mg
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.005mg 0.005mg
Vitamin B2 0.025mg 0.023mg Beer
Vitamin B3 0.513mg 0.166mg Beer
Vitamin B5 0.041mg 0.037mg Beer
Vitamin B6 0.046mg 0.054mg Wine
Folate 6µg 1µg Beer
Vitamin B12 0.02µg 0µg Beer
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
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 Wine
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
2
Wine
Mineral Summary Score
2
Beer
6
Wine

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%
Wine
Carbohydrates
4%
Beer
3%
Wine
Fats
0%
Beer
0%
Wine

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Wine
Wine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wine
Wine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 104)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beer
Beer is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.79g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beer
Beer contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Beer
Beer is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beer
Beer is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0 g)

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. Wine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173185/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.