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Ginger ale vs. Water — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ginger ale and Water different?

    Beverages, carbonated, ginger ale and Beverages, water, tap, well types were used 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.
    Contains more Iron +∞%
    Contains more Potassium +∞%
    Contains more Zinc +400%
    Contains more Copper +12.5%
    Contains more Manganese +∞%
    Contains less Sodium -28.6%
    Equal in Calcium - 3
    Equal in Magnesium - 1
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 7% 1% 0% 1% 1% 2% 6% 2% 1%
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 6% 0% 0%
    Contains more Iron +∞%
    Contains more Potassium +∞%
    Contains more Zinc +400%
    Contains more Copper +12.5%
    Contains more Manganese +∞%
    Contains less Sodium -28.6%
    Equal in Calcium - 3
    Equal in Magnesium - 1

    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.
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    Water
    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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

    Macronutrient Comparison

    Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
    Contains more Carbs +∞%
    Contains more Other +900%
    Equal in Water - 99.9
    9% 91%
    Protein: 0 g
    Fats: 0 g
    Carbs: 8.76 g
    Water: 91.23 g
    Other: 0.01 g
    100%
    Protein: 0 g
    Fats: 0 g
    Carbs: 0 g
    Water: 99.9 g
    Other: 0.1 g
    Contains more Carbs +∞%
    Contains more Other +900%
    Equal in Water - 99.9

    Comparison summary table

    Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
    Ginger ale Water
    Lower in Sugar ok
    Lower in Sodium ok
    Lower in Cholesterol ok
    Lower in Saturated Fat ok
    Lower in Glycemic Index ok
    Lower in price ok
    Rich in minerals ok
    Rich in vitamins ok

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    Nutrient Ginger ale Water Opinion
    Net carbs 8.76g 0g Ginger ale
    Carbs 8.76g 0g Ginger ale
    Calories 34kcal 0kcal Ginger ale
    Fructose 3.7g Ginger ale
    Sugar 8.9g Water
    Calcium 3mg 3mg
    Iron 0.18mg 0mg Ginger ale
    Magnesium 1mg 1mg
    Potassium 1mg 0mg Ginger ale
    Sodium 7mg 5mg Water
    Zinc 0.05mg 0.01mg Ginger ale
    Copper 0.018mg 0.016mg Ginger ale
    Manganese 0.013mg 0mg Ginger ale
    Selenium 0.1µg Ginger ale

    Which food is preferable for your diet?

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    ok
    is better in case of low diet
    Ginger ale Water
    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
    0%
    Ginger ale
    0%
    Water
    Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
    2%
    Ginger ale
    1%
    Water

    Comparison summary

    Which food is lower in Sugar?
    Water
    Water is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.9g)
    Which food contains less Sodium?
    Water
    Water contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
    Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
    Water
    Water is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
    Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
    Water
    Water is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0g)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    Water
    Water is lower in glycemic index (difference - 63)
    Which food is cheaper?
    Water
    Water is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
    Which food is richer in minerals?
    Ginger ale
    Ginger ale is relatively richer in minerals
    Which food is richer in vitamins?
    Ginger ale
    Ginger ale is relatively richer in vitamins

    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. Ginger ale - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174846/nutrients
    2. Water - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175096/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.