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Vinegar vs Balsamic vinegar - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Vinegar and Balsamic vinegar

  • Vinegar has less Iron.
  • Vinegar is lower in Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Vinegar, distilled and Vinegar, balsamic.

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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
Contains less Sodium -91.3%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +2300%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Phosphorus +375%
Contains more Potassium +5500%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Copper +333.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 27% 9% 9% 10% 3% 3% 9%
Contains less Sodium -91.3%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +2300%
Contains more Magnesium +1100%
Contains more Phosphorus +375%
Contains more Potassium +5500%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Copper +333.3%

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
Vinegar
10
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Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 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 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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.
Vinegar Balsamic vinegar
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Vinegar Balsamic vinegar Opinion
Net carbs 0.04g 17.03g Balsamic vinegar
Protein 0g 0.49g Balsamic vinegar
Fats 0g 0g
Carbs 0.04g 17.03g Balsamic vinegar
Calories 18kcal 88kcal Balsamic vinegar
Starch g g
Fructose g 7.38g Balsamic vinegar
Sugar 0.04g 14.95g Vinegar
Fiber 0g g Vinegar
Calcium 6mg 27mg Balsamic vinegar
Iron 0.03mg 0.72mg Balsamic vinegar
Magnesium 1mg 12mg Balsamic vinegar
Phosphorus 4mg 19mg Balsamic vinegar
Potassium 2mg 112mg Balsamic vinegar
Sodium 2mg 23mg Vinegar
Zinc 0.01mg 0.08mg Balsamic vinegar
Copper 0.006mg 0.026mg Balsamic vinegar
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0mg mg Vinegar
Vitamin D 0IU IU Vinegar
Vitamin D 0µg µg Vinegar
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0mg mg Vinegar
Vitamin B2 0mg mg Vinegar
Vitamin B3 0mg mg Vinegar
Vitamin B5 0mg mg Vinegar
Vitamin B6 0mg mg Vinegar
Folate 0µg µg Vinegar
Vitamin B12 0µg µg Vinegar
Vitamin K 0µg µg Vinegar
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 0mg mg Balsamic vinegar
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0g 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g g Vinegar
Polyunsaturated fat 0g g Vinegar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Vinegar Balsamic vinegar
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
0
Vinegar
0
Balsamic vinegar
Mineral Summary Score
1
Vinegar
9
Balsamic vinegar

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%
Vinegar
3%
Balsamic vinegar
Carbohydrates
0%
Vinegar
17%
Balsamic vinegar
Fats
0%
Vinegar
0%
Balsamic vinegar

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Vinegar
Vinegar is lower in Sugar (difference - 14.91g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Vinegar
Vinegar contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Vinegar
Vinegar is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Vinegar
Vinegar is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Vinegar
Vinegar is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 0mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0 g)

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. Vinegar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172237/nutrients
  2. Balsamic vinegar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172241/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.