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Red Wine vs Beer - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Red Wine and Beer different?

  • Red Wine has more Iron, and Manganese than Beer.
  • Red Wine contains 17 times more Manganese than Beer. While Red Wine contains 0.132mg of Manganese, Beer contains only 0.008mg.

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, red and Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all are the varieties 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Beer
Contains more Iron +2200%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +370.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +120%
Contains more Zinc +1300%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.3%
Equal in Sodium - 4
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 18% 3% 12% 9% 4% 4% 10% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 2% 3% 5% 2% 1% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +2200%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +370.4%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +120%
Contains more Zinc +1300%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.3%
Equal in Sodium - 4

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
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4
Beer
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +129%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +500%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.005
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 0% 0% 2% 8% 5% 2% 14% 0% 1% 1%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +129%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +500%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.005

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
2
Red Wine
3
Beer
Mineral Summary Score
7
Red Wine
2
Beer

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

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

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Red Wine Beer
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?
Red Wine
Red Wine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Red Wine
Red Wine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beer
Beer is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.62g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beer
Beer is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (4 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0 g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Red Wine Beer Opinion
Calories 85 43 Red Wine
Protein 0.07 0.46 Beer
Fats 0 0
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 2.61 3.55 Beer
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.46 0.02 Red Wine
Calcium 8 4 Red Wine
Potassium 127 27 Red Wine
Magnesium 12 6 Red Wine
Sugar 0.62 0 Beer
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.011 0.005 Red Wine
Zinc 0.14 0.01 Red Wine
Starch 0 Beer
Phosphorus 23 14 Red Wine
Sodium 4 4
Vitamin A 2 0 Red Wine
Vitamin E 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.005 0.005
Vitamin B2 0.031 0.025 Red Wine
Vitamin B3 0.224 0.513 Beer
Vitamin B5 0.03 0.041 Beer
Vitamin B6 0.057 0.046 Red Wine
Vitamin B12 0 0.02 Beer
Vitamin K 0.4 0 Red Wine
Folate 1 6 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. Red Wine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173190/nutrients
  2. Beer - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168746/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.