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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Beer
2
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8
Wine
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Selenium +200%
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%
Contains more Manganese +1450%
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 3% 14% 8% 9% 9% 1% 4% 3% 17% 2%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Selenium +200%
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%
Contains more Manganese +1450%

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
6
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1
Wine
Contains more Vitamin B3 +209%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +102%
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 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 10% 3% 11% 5% 3% 6% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 6% 4% 3% 13% 1% 0% 3% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +209%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Choline +102%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.005
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.023
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.037

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Beer
3
:
1
Wine
Contains more Protein +557.1%
Contains more Carbs +30.5%
Contains more Other +163.8%
Equal in Water - 86.58
4% 92% 4%
Protein: 0.46 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 3.55 g
Water: 91.96 g
Other: 4.03 g
3% 87% 11%
Protein: 0.07 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 2.72 g
Water: 86.58 g
Other: 10.63 g
Contains more Protein +557.1%
Contains more Carbs +30.5%
Contains more Other +163.8%
Equal in Water - 86.58

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Carbs 3.55g 2.72g Beer
Calories 43kcal 83kcal Wine
Sugar 0g 0.79g Beer
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
Manganese 0.008mg 0.124mg Wine
Selenium 0.6µg 0.2µg Beer
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
Choline 10.1mg 5mg Beer

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
2%
Wine
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
2%
Beer
7%
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.