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Rum vs Whisky - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Rum and Whisky

    The food varieties used in the comparison are Alcoholic beverage, distilled, rum, 80 proof and Alcoholic beverage, distilled, whiskey, 86 proof.

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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
    Rum
    5
    :
    1
    Whisky
    Contains more Iron +500%
    Contains more Potassium +100%
    Contains more Copper +257.1%
    Contains more Zinc +250%
    Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
    Contains less Sodium -100%
    Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 0% 1% 0% 17% 2% 3% 1%
    Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 0% 1% 0% 5% 1% 2% 0%
    Contains more Iron +500%
    Contains more Potassium +100%
    Contains more Copper +257.1%
    Contains more Zinc +250%
    Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
    Contains less Sodium -100%

    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
    Rum
    3
    :
    2
    Whisky
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
    Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.008
    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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
    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% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
    Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.008

    Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

    Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
    Vitamin Summary Score
    0
    Rum
    0
    Whisky
    Mineral Summary Score
    3
    Rum
    1
    Whisky

    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 the food
    Protein
    0%
    Rum
    0%
    Whisky
    Carbohydrates
    0%
    Rum
    0%
    Whisky
    Fats
    0%
    Rum
    0%
    Whisky

    Comparison summary table

    Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
    Rum Whisky
    Lower in Sodium ok
    Lower in Sugars ok
    Rich in minerals ok
    Lower in Cholesterol Equal
    Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
    Lower in glycemic index Equal
    Lower in price Equal
    Rich in vitamins Equal

    Which food is preferable in case of diets?

    ok
    ok
    is better in case of low diet
    Rum Whisky
    Low Calories diet ok
    Low Fats diet Equal
    Low Carbs diet ok
    Low glycemic index diet Equal

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    Comparison summary

    Which food contains less Sodium?
    Whisky
    Whisky contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
    Which food contains less Sugars?
    Rum
    Rum contains less Sugars (difference - 0.1g)
    Which food is richer in minerals?
    Rum
    Rum is relatively richer in minerals
    Which food contains less Cholesterol?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
    Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0 g)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    ?
    The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
    Which food is cheaper?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
    Which food is richer in vitamins?
    ?
    It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
    Nutrient Rum Whisky Opinion
    Calories 231 250 Whisky
    Protein 0 0
    Fats 0 0
    Vitamin C 0 0
    Carbs 0 0.1 Whisky
    Cholesterol 0 0
    Vitamin D 0 Rum
    Iron 0.12 0.02 Rum
    Calcium 0 0
    Potassium 2 1 Rum
    Magnesium 0 0
    Sugars 0 0.1 Rum
    Fiber 0 0
    Copper 0.05 0.014 Rum
    Zinc 0.07 0.02 Rum
    Starch
    Phosphorus 5 3 Rum
    Sodium 1 0 Whisky
    Vitamin A 0 0
    Vitamin E 0 Rum
    Vitamin D 0 Rum
    Vitamin B1 0.008 0.008
    Vitamin B2 0 0.001 Whisky
    Vitamin B3 0 0.05 Whisky
    Vitamin B5 0 0
    Vitamin B6 0 0
    Vitamin B12 0 0
    Vitamin K 0 Rum
    Folate 0 0
    Trans Fat 0 0
    Saturated Fat 0 0
    Monounsaturated Fat 0 0
    Polyunsaturated fat 0 0
    Tryptophan 0 Rum
    Threonine 0 Rum
    Isoleucine 0 Rum
    Leucine 0 Rum
    Lysine 0 Rum
    Methionine 0 Rum
    Phenylalanine 0 Rum
    Valine 0 Rum
    Histidine 0 Rum
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    References

    The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

    1. Rum - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174817/nutrients
    2. Whisky - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174819/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.