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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 Iron +1750%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +266.7%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +40%
Contains more Zinc +1200%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 2% 3% 5% 2% 1% 6% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 3% 9% 8% 3% 4% 9% 1%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Iron +1750%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +266.7%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +40%
Contains more Zinc +1200%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.9%

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 Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +500%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 10% 3% 11% 3% 0% 5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 4% 3% 13% 0% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +209%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +500%
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 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 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

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Beer Wine
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 - 66)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beer Wine Opinion
Calories 43 83 Wine
Protein 0.46 0.07 Beer
Fats 0 0
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.55 2.72 Beer
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.02 0.37 Wine
Calcium 4 8 Wine
Potassium 27 99 Wine
Magnesium 6 11 Wine
Sugar 0 0.79 Beer
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.005 0.007 Wine
Zinc 0.01 0.13 Wine
Starch 0 Beer
Phosphorus 14 20 Wine
Sodium 4 5 Beer
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.005 0.005
Vitamin B2 0.025 0.023 Beer
Vitamin B3 0.513 0.166 Beer
Vitamin B5 0.041 0.037 Beer
Vitamin B6 0.046 0.054 Wine
Vitamin B12 0.02 0 Beer
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 6 1 Beer
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 0
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0
Polyunsaturated fat 0 0
Tryptophan 0 Beer
Threonine 0 Beer
Isoleucine 0 Beer
Leucine 0 Beer
Lysine 0 Beer
Methionine 0 Beer
Phenylalanine 0 Beer
Valine 0 Beer
Histidine 0 Beer
Fructose 0 Beer

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.