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Wine vs Beer - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Wine and Beer?

  • Wine is richer than Beer in Manganese.
  • Wine has 4 times more Potassium than Beer. While Wine has 99mg of Potassium, Beer has only 27mg.

We used Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, all and Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all types 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
Wine
7
:
1
Beer
Contains more Iron +1750%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +266.7%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +40%
Contains more Zinc +1200%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 14% 3% 9% 8% 3% 4% 9% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 2% 3% 5% 2% 1% 6% 1%
Contains more Iron +1750%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +266.7%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Copper +40%
Contains more Zinc +1200%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.9%
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
Wine
1
:
5
Beer
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +209%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +500%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.005
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.025
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% 4% 3% 13% 0% 0% 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 B6 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +209%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Contains more Folate +500%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.005
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.025

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
Wine
3
Beer
Mineral Summary Score
6
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%
Wine
3%
Beer
Carbohydrates
3%
Wine
4%
Beer
Fats
0%
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.
Wine Beer
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
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?
Wine
Wine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Wine
Wine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Beer
Beer contains less Sugars (difference - 0.79g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beer
Beer contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Beer
Beer is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beer
Beer is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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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)

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 Wine Beer Opinion
Calories 83 43 Wine
Protein 0.07 0.46 Beer
Fats 0 0
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 2.72 3.55 Beer
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.37 0.02 Wine
Calcium 8 4 Wine
Potassium 99 27 Wine
Magnesium 11 6 Wine
Sugars 0.79 0 Beer
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.007 0.005 Wine
Zinc 0.13 0.01 Wine
Starch 0 Beer
Phosphorus 20 14 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 0.023 0.025 Beer
Vitamin B3 0.166 0.513 Beer
Vitamin B5 0.037 0.041 Beer
Vitamin B6 0.054 0.046 Wine
Vitamin B12 0 0.02 Beer
Vitamin K 0 0
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. Wine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173185/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.