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Whisky vs Rum - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Whisky and Rum

    The food varieties used in the comparison are Alcoholic beverage, distilled, whiskey, 86 proof and Alcoholic beverage, distilled, rum, 80 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
    Whisky
    1
    :
    5
    Rum
    Contains less Sodium -100%
    Contains more Iron +500%
    Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
    Contains more Potassium +100%
    Contains more Zinc +250%
    Contains more Copper +257.1%
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 1% 0% 2% 1% 0% 1% 5%
    Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 5% 0% 3% 1% 1% 2% 17%
    Contains less Sodium -100%
    Contains more Iron +500%
    Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
    Contains more Potassium +100%
    Contains more Zinc +250%
    Contains more Copper +257.1%

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

    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.
    Whisky Rum
    Lower in Sodium ok
    Lower in Sugar 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

    All nutrients comparison - raw data values

    Nutrient Whisky Rum Opinion
    Net carbs 0.1g 0g Whisky
    Protein 0g 0g
    Fats 0g 0g
    Carbs 0.1g 0g Whisky
    Calories 250kcal 231kcal Whisky
    Starch g g
    Fructose g g
    Sugar 0.1g 0g Rum
    Fiber 0g 0g
    Calcium 0mg 0mg
    Iron 0.02mg 0.12mg Rum
    Magnesium 0mg 0mg
    Phosphorus 3mg 5mg Rum
    Potassium 1mg 2mg Rum
    Sodium 0mg 1mg Whisky
    Zinc 0.02mg 0.07mg Rum
    Copper 0.014mg 0.05mg Rum
    Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
    Vitamin E mg 0mg Rum
    Vitamin D IU 0IU Rum
    Vitamin D µg 0µg Rum
    Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
    Vitamin B1 0.008mg 0.008mg
    Vitamin B2 0.001mg 0mg Whisky
    Vitamin B3 0.05mg 0mg Whisky
    Vitamin B5 0mg 0mg
    Vitamin B6 0mg 0mg
    Folate 0µg 0µg
    Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
    Vitamin K µg 0µg Rum
    Tryptophan mg 0mg Rum
    Threonine mg 0mg Rum
    Isoleucine mg 0mg Rum
    Leucine mg 0mg Rum
    Lysine mg 0mg Rum
    Methionine mg 0mg Rum
    Phenylalanine mg 0mg Rum
    Valine mg 0mg Rum
    Histidine mg 0mg Rum
    Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
    Trans Fat 0g 0g
    Saturated Fat 0g 0g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g 0g
    Polyunsaturated fat 0g 0g

    Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
    Whisky
    0
    Rum
    Mineral Summary Score
    1
    Whisky
    3
    Rum

    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%
    Whisky
    0%
    Rum
    Carbohydrates
    0%
    Whisky
    0%
    Rum
    Fats
    0%
    Whisky
    0%
    Rum

    Comparison summary

    Which food contains less Sodium?
    Whisky
    Whisky contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
    Which food is lower in Sugar?
    Rum
    Rum is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
    Which food is richer in minerals?
    Rum
    Rum is relatively richer in minerals
    Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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    The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
    Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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    The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0 g)
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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    The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
    Which food is cheaper?
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    The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
    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.

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