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Tonic water vs Ginger ale - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Tonic water and Ginger ale

    The food types used in this comparison are Beverages, carbonated, tonic water and Beverages, carbonated, ginger ale.

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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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    Contains more Zinc +100%
    Contains more Iron +1700%
    Contains more Calcium +200%
    Contains more Potassium +∞%
    Contains more Magnesium +∞%
    Contains more Copper +200%
    Contains less Sodium -41.7%
    Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 1% 0% 0% 2% 3% 0% 2%
    Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 7% 1% 1% 1% 6% 2% 0% 1%
    Contains more Zinc +100%
    Contains more Iron +1700%
    Contains more Calcium +200%
    Contains more Potassium +∞%
    Contains more Magnesium +∞%
    Contains more Copper +200%
    Contains less Sodium -41.7%

    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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    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% 0% 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% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

    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
    Tonic water
    0
    Ginger ale
    Mineral Summary Score
    1
    Tonic water
    2
    Ginger ale

    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%
    Tonic water
    0%
    Ginger ale
    Carbohydrates
    9%
    Tonic water
    9%
    Ginger ale
    Fats
    0%
    Tonic water
    0%
    Ginger ale

    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.
    Tonic water Ginger ale
    Lower in Sugars ok
    Lower in glycemic index ok
    Lower in price ok
    Lower in Sodium ok
    Rich in minerals ok
    Lower in Cholesterol Equal
    Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
    Rich in vitamins Equal

    Which food is preferable in case of diets?

    ok
    ok
    is better in case of low diet
    Tonic water Ginger ale
    Low Calories diet Equal
    Low Fats diet Equal
    Low Carbs diet ok
    Low glycemic index diet ok

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    Comparison summary

    Which food contains less Sugars?
    Tonic water
    Tonic water contains less Sugars (difference - 0.1g)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    Tonic water
    Tonic water is lower in glycemic index (difference - 48)
    Which food is cheaper?
    Tonic water
    Tonic water is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
    Which food contains less Sodium?
    Ginger ale
    Ginger ale contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
    Which food is richer in minerals?
    Ginger ale
    Ginger ale 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 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 Tonic water Ginger ale Opinion
    Calories 34 34
    Protein 0 0
    Fats 0 0
    Vitamin C 0 0
    Carbs 8.8 8.76 Tonic water
    Cholesterol 0 0
    Vitamin D 0 0
    Iron 0.01 0.18 Ginger ale
    Calcium 1 3 Ginger ale
    Potassium 0 1 Ginger ale
    Magnesium 0 1 Ginger ale
    Sugars 8.8 8.9 Tonic water
    Fiber 0 0
    Copper 0.006 0.018 Ginger ale
    Zinc 0.1 0.05 Tonic water
    Starch
    Phosphorus 0 0
    Sodium 12 7 Ginger ale
    Vitamin A 0 0
    Vitamin E 0 0
    Vitamin D 0 0
    Vitamin B1 0 0
    Vitamin B2 0 0
    Vitamin B3 0 0
    Vitamin B5 0 0
    Vitamin B6 0 0
    Vitamin B12 0 0
    Vitamin K 0 0
    Folate 0 0
    Trans Fat 0 0
    Saturated Fat 0 0
    Monounsaturated Fat 0 0
    Polyunsaturated fat 0 0
    Tryptophan 0 Tonic water
    Threonine 0 Tonic water
    Isoleucine 0 Tonic water
    Leucine 0 Tonic water
    Lysine 0 Tonic water
    Methionine 0 Tonic water
    Phenylalanine 0 Tonic water
    Valine 0 Tonic water
    Histidine 0 Tonic water
    Fructose 3.7 Ginger ale

    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. Tonic water - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171869/nutrients
    2. Ginger ale - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174846/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.