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Nutrition Facts for Beer

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Updated May 20, 2014

Beer has magnesium, selenium and is a good source of the B vitamin folate. There are studies that suggest beer may be good for you, just remember they are talking about only one serving of beer per day.

The following information is for one serving of beer. That would be about twelve ounces, or 356 grams. This general information is for most regular beers - but you should read the label to be sure of the exact calorie count.

Macronutrients

  • Water: 327.38 grams
  • Calories: 153
  • Protein: 1.64 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 12.64 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Total Fat: 0 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 0 grams

Micronutrients:

  • Calcium: 14 milligrams
  • Iron: 0.07 milligrams
  • Magnesium: 21 milligrams
  • Phosphorus: 50 milligrams
  • Potassium: 96 milligrams
  • Sodium: 14 milligrams
  • Zinc: 0.04 milligrams
  • Vitamin C: 0 milligrams
  • Thiamine: 0.018 milligrams
  • Riboflavin: 0.089 milligrams
  • Niacin: 1.826 milligrams
  • Pantothenic Acid: 0.146 milligrams
  • Vitamin B6: 0.164 milligrams
  • Vitamin B12: 0 micrograms
  • Folate: 21 micrograms
  • Vitamin A: 0 International Units
  • Vitamin E: 0 milligrams
  • Vitamin K: 0 micrograms

Phytonutrients

  • Phytosterols: 0 micrograms
  • beta Carotene: 0 micrograms
  • beta Cryptoxanthin: 0 micrograms
  • Lycopene: 0 micrograms
  • Lutein and Zeaxanthin: 0 micrograms

Additional Information:

Regular beer contains alcohol, which may interact with some medications, so if you take any medications, please speak to your doctor about drinking any alcoholic beverages. Women who are pregnant should not drink alcoholic beverages including beer.

Source:

United States Department of Agriculture - National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Accessed February 3, 2012. http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/list.

 

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