Beer vs Cider: All Nutritional Differences

Where is more calories, protein, carbs - what is more healthy?

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Beer - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Cider - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Fact 1: There is Less Calories in Beer

At first glance, you can see that in beer is less calories than in cider.

Beer has 43 kcal per 100g and cider 56 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 30%.

In beer and in cider most calories came from carbs.

See tables below to compare beer with cider in details.

Fact 2: Beer And Cider Nutrition Difference

Cider vs Beer: Vitamins and Minerals Comparison

per 100gBeerCider
Calories43 56
Carbohydrates3.55 g5.92 g
Water91.96 g89 g
Calcium4 mg4 mg
Iron0.02 mg0.06 mg
Magnessium6 mg3 mg
Phosphorus0.02 mg1.1 mg
Potassium27 mg54 mg
Sodium4 mg4 mg
Zink0.02 mg1.1 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.005 mg0.009 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.025 mg0.013 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)0.513 mg0.045 mg
Vitaminium B60.046 mg0.021 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)0.006 mg0.001 mg

Less carbohydrates in beer

In beer is less carbohydrates than in cider.

There is 5.92g/100g of carbohydrates in cider and 3.55g/100g in beer so let me do the math for you again - difference is about 67%.


  • Calories43
  • Carbohydrates3.55 g
  • Water91.96 g
Beer calories per:
100g | ounce | glass | bottle 0,5 | bottle 12 fl oz | can 12 fl oz | bottle 0,33

Calories source

  • 89% CARBS.
  • 11% PROTEIN
  • 0% FAT


  • Calories56
  • Carbohydrates5.92 g
  • Water89 g
Cider calories per:
100g | ounce | standard serving size | glass | cup | bottle 0,75

Calories source

  • 100% CARBS
  • 0% PROTEIN
  • 0% FAT

Vitamins: cider vs beer

  • Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine): cider 80% more than beer
  • Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin): beer 92% more than cider
  • Vitaminium B3 (Niacin): beer 1040% more than cider
  • Vitaminium B6: beer 119% more than cider
  • Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid): beer 500% more than cider

Minerals: beer vs cider

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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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