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White wine vs Beer - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are White wine and Beer different?

    Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, white and Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all are the varieties used in this article.

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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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    2
    Beer
    Contains more Iron +1250%
    Contains more Calcium +125%
    Contains more Potassium +163%
    Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
    Contains more Zinc +1100%
    Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
    Contains more Copper +25%
    Contains less Sodium -20%
    Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 11% 3% 7% 8% 2% 4% 8% 1%
    Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 2% 3% 5% 2% 1% 6% 1%
    Contains more Iron +1250%
    Contains more Calcium +125%
    Contains more Potassium +163%
    Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
    Contains more Zinc +1100%
    Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
    Contains more Copper +25%
    Contains less Sodium -20%

    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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    4
    Beer
    Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +375%
    Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
    Contains more Folate +500%
    Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.005
    Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.041
    Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.046
    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% 4% 3% 3% 12% 0% 1% 1%
    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 K +∞%
    Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
    Contains more Vitamin B3 +375%
    Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
    Contains more Folate +500%
    Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.005
    Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.041
    Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.046

    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
    2
    White wine
    3
    Beer
    Mineral Summary Score
    5
    White wine
    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 the food
    Protein
    0%
    White wine
    3%
    Beer
    Carbohydrates
    3%
    White wine
    4%
    Beer
    Fats
    0%
    White wine
    0%
    Beer

    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.
    White wine Beer
    Rich in minerals ok
    Lower in glycemic index ok
    Lower in Sugars ok
    Lower in Sodium ok
    Lower in price 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
    White wine 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 is richer in minerals?
    White wine
    White wine is relatively richer in minerals
    Which food is lower in glycemic index?
    White wine
    White wine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
    Which food contains less Sugars?
    Beer
    Beer contains less Sugars (difference - 0.96g)
    Which food contains less Sodium?
    Beer
    Beer contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
    Which food is cheaper?
    Beer
    Beer is cheaper (difference - $1)
    Which food contains less Cholesterol?
    ?
    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 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 White wine Beer Opinion
    Calories 82 43 White wine
    Protein 0.07 0.46 Beer
    Fats 0 0
    Vitamin C 0 0
    Carbs 2.6 3.55 Beer
    Cholesterol 0 0
    Vitamin D 0 0
    Iron 0.27 0.02 White wine
    Calcium 9 4 White wine
    Potassium 71 27 White wine
    Magnesium 10 6 White wine
    Sugars 0.96 0 Beer
    Fiber 0 0
    Copper 0.004 0.005 Beer
    Zinc 0.12 0.01 White wine
    Starch 0 Beer
    Phosphorus 18 14 White wine
    Sodium 5 4 Beer
    Vitamin A 0 0
    Vitamin E 0 0
    Vitamin D 0 0
    Vitamin B1 0.005 0.005
    Vitamin B2 0.015 0.025 Beer
    Vitamin B3 0.108 0.513 Beer
    Vitamin B5 0.045 0.041 White wine
    Vitamin B6 0.05 0.046 White wine
    Vitamin B12 0 0.02 Beer
    Vitamin K 0.4 0 White wine
    Folate 1 6 Beer
    Trans Fat 0 0
    Saturated Fat 0 0
    Monounsaturated Fat 0 0
    Polyunsaturated fat 0 0
    Tryptophan 0 Beer
    Threonine 0 Beer
    Isoleucine 0 Beer
    Leucine 0 Beer
    Lysine 0 Beer
    Methionine 0 Beer
    Phenylalanine 0 Beer
    Valine 0 Beer
    Histidine 0 Beer
    Fructose 0 Beer

    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. White wine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174837/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.