Beer vs. Tofu

Nutrition comparison of Beer and Tofu


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of beer versus tofu (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in beer and tofu:

  • Tofu has more thiamin and riboflavin, however, beer contains more niacin and Vitamin B12.
  • Tofu is a great source of protein.
  • Tofu is an excellent source of calcium and iron.
Detailed nutritional comparison of beer and tofu is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Beer (Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all) and Tofu (Tofu, raw, regular, prepared with calcium sulfate) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Beer has 43% less calories than tofu - beer has 43 calories per 100 grams and tofu has 76 calories.

Beer Tofu
Protein 3% 39%
Carbohydrates 33% 9%
Fat ~ 52%
Alcohol 64% ~

carbohydrates

Both beer and tofu are low in carbohydrates - beer has 3.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and tofu has 1.9g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in tofu are made of 67% sugar and 33% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in beer comprise of 100% alcohol.

dietary fiber

Tofu has more dietary fiber than beer - tofu has 0.3g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Tofu and beer contain similar amounts of sugar - tofu has 0.62g of sugar per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Tofu is a great source of protein and it has 16 times more protein than beer - beer has 0.46g of protein per 100 grams and tofu has 8.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both tofu and beer are low in saturated fat - tofu has 0.69g of saturated fat per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Tofu and beer contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - tofu has 0.1mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Tofu has more Vitamin A than beer - tofu has 25.5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Tofu and beer contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - tofu has 0.01mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Tofu and beer contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - tofu has 2.4ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and beer does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Tofu has more thiamin and riboflavin, however, beer contains more niacin and Vitamin B12. Both beer and tofu contain significant amounts of pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Beer Tofu
Thiamin 0.005 MG 0.081 MG
Riboflavin 0.025 MG 0.052 MG
Niacin 0.513 MG 0.195 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.041 MG 0.068 MG
Vitamin B6 0.046 MG 0.047 MG
Folate 6 UG 15 UG
Vitamin B12 0.02 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Tofu is an excellent source of calcium and it has 86 times more calcium than beer - beer has 4mg of calcium per 100 grams and tofu has 350mg of calcium.

iron

Tofu is an excellent source of iron and it has 267 times more iron than beer - beer has 0.02mg of iron per 100 grams and tofu has 5.4mg of iron.

potassium

Tofu has 348% more potassium than beer - beer has 27mg of potassium per 100 grams and tofu has 121mg of potassium.




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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Beer (Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all) and Tofu (Tofu, raw, regular, prepared with calcium sulfate) .

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FAQ

Does beer or tofu contain more calories in 100 grams?
Beer has 40% less calories than tofu - beer has 43 calories in 100g and tofu has 76 calories.

Is beer or tofu better for protein?
Tofu is a great source of protein and it has 16 times more protein than beer - beer has 0.46g of protein per 100 grams and tofu has 8.1g of protein.

Does beer or tofu have more carbohydrates?
By weight, both beer and tofu are low in carbohydrates - beer has 3.6g of carbs for 100g and tofu has 1.9g of carbohydrates. the carbs in tofu are made of 70% sugar and 30% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in beer comprise of 100% alcohol.

Does beer or tofu contain more calcium?
Tofu is a rich source of calcium and it has 86 times more calcium than beer - beer has 4mg of calcium in 100 grams and tofu has 350mg of calcium.

Does beer or tofu contain more iron?
Tofu is an abundant source of iron and it has 267 times more iron than beer - beer has 0.02mg of iron in 100 grams and tofu has 5.4mg of iron.

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