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Vodka vs Beer - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Vodka and Beer

    Food types used in this article are Alcoholic beverage, distilled, vodka, 80 proof and Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all.

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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
    Vodka
    2
    :
    6
    Beer
    Contains more Copper +100%
    Contains less Sodium -75%
    Contains more Iron +100%
    Contains more Calcium +∞%
    Contains more Potassium +2600%
    Contains more Magnesium +∞%
    Contains more Zinc +∞%
    Contains more Phosphorus +180%
    Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 0% 1% 0% 4% 0% 3% 1%
    Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 2% 3% 5% 2% 1% 6% 1%
    Contains more Copper +100%
    Contains less Sodium -75%
    Contains more Iron +100%
    Contains more Calcium +∞%
    Contains more Potassium +2600%
    Contains more Magnesium +∞%
    Contains more Zinc +∞%
    Contains more Phosphorus +180%

    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
    Vodka
    0
    :
    9
    Beer
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +257.1%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
    Contains more Folate +∞%
    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% 0% 0% 0% 2% 2% 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% 6% 10% 3% 11% 3% 0% 5%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +257.1%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
    Contains more Folate +∞%
    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
    0
    Vodka
    3
    Beer
    Mineral Summary Score
    1
    Vodka
    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%
    Vodka
    3%
    Beer
    Carbohydrates
    0%
    Vodka
    4%
    Beer
    Fats
    0%
    Vodka
    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.
    Vodka Beer
    Lower in Sodium ok
    Lower in glycemic index ok
    Rich in minerals ok
    Rich in vitamins ok
    Lower in Cholesterol Equal
    Lower in Sugar Equal
    Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
    Lower in price Equal

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    ok
    is better in case of low diet
    Vodka 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 contains less Sodium?
    Vodka
    Vodka contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    Vodka
    Vodka is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
    Which food is richer in minerals?
    Beer
    Beer is relatively richer in minerals
    Which food is richer in vitamins?
    Beer
    Beer is relatively richer in vitamins
    Which food contains less Cholesterol?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
    Which food contains less Sugar?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
    Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0 g)
    Which food is cheaper?
    ?
    The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    Nutrient Vodka Beer Opinion
    Calories 231 43 Vodka
    Protein 0 0.46 Beer
    Fats 0 0
    Vitamin C 0 0
    Carbs 0 3.55 Beer
    Cholesterol 0 0
    Vitamin D 0 Beer
    Iron 0.01 0.02 Beer
    Calcium 0 4 Beer
    Potassium 1 27 Beer
    Magnesium 0 6 Beer
    Sugar 0 0
    Fiber 0 0
    Copper 0.01 0.005 Vodka
    Zinc 0 0.01 Beer
    Starch 0 Beer
    Phosphorus 5 14 Beer
    Sodium 1 4 Vodka
    Vitamin A 0 0
    Vitamin E 0 Beer
    Vitamin D 0 Beer
    Vitamin B1 0.005 0.005
    Vitamin B2 0.007 0.025 Beer
    Vitamin B3 0 0.513 Beer
    Vitamin B5 0 0.041 Beer
    Vitamin B6 0 0.046 Beer
    Vitamin B12 0 0.02 Beer
    Vitamin K 0 Beer
    Folate 0 6 Beer
    Trans Fat 0 0
    Saturated Fat 0 0
    Monounsaturated Fat 0 0
    Polyunsaturated fat 0 0
    Tryptophan 0 0
    Threonine 0 0
    Isoleucine 0 0
    Leucine 0 0
    Lysine 0 0
    Methionine 0 0
    Phenylalanine 0 0
    Valine 0 0
    Histidine 0 0
    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. Vodka - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174818/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.