Zinc in Beer

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How Much Zinc in Beer?

Beer is exceptionally minimal in this essential mineral. Let's review the most popular brands and brews of beer. The milligram content follows the brand or type.

Based on 12 Fluid Ounce Serving

Light Beer, 0.04 mg's
Regular Budweiser, 0.00 mg's
Budweiser Select, 0.04 mg's
Bud Light, 0.00 mg's
Michelob Ultra, 0.04 mg's
Non-Alcoholic Beer, Generic, 1 cup contains 0.05 zinc milligrams

How Much Zinc in Whiskey, Rum, Vodka & Gin?

All contain 0.02 milligrams whether they are 80, 86, 90, 94 or 100 proof per 1.5 fluid ounce jigger.

Zinc Benefits of Particular Drinks & Beverages

A chocolate flavored beverage mix is at the top of our data list in our zinc chart below and the reason that it's at the top is due to the product being infused with added vitamins and minerals. These are commercially produced additives - not from natural sources which the body processes best.

It's interesting to see that even carbonated beverages such as club soda, rootbeer and orange soda contain elements of zinc benefits.

And yes - even beer contains a splash at 0.04 milligrams. If we opt for the Pina colada, 4.5 ounces holds 0.18 milligrams. Wines tend to be in the middle of beer and mixed drinks where zinc values are concerned. A little over three ounces contains about 0.14 milligrams.

Added Unwanted Calories

Be sure to choose wisely when it comes to the liquids that you pair with your meal plate as at times, they can hold more energy values than the meal itself.

Example: One frozen cheese enchilada meal that contains two enchiladas, a side of Mexican rice and a side of beans contains 350 kcals. One sweetened 12-ounce serving of regular rootbeer contains 170 kcals. If we reach for a second serving - we've exceeded the caloric values contained in our enchilada meal.

Beverages Rich in Zinc Content

MG = Milligrams

Based on 12 Fluid Ounces Unless Stated


Chocolate-flavor beverage mix, powder, prepared with whole milk per 8 fluid ounces


Carbonated beverage, orange


Carbonated beverage, club soda


Carbonated beverage, rootbeer


Alcoholic beverage, beer, regular, all


Alcoholic beverage, beer, light


daiquiri, prepared-from-recipe, 2 fluid ounces


Gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, 80%, 86% and 90% proofs - distilled; data based on 1.5 fluid ounces


Alcoholic beverage, liqueur, coffee, 53 proof per 1.5 fluid ounces


Pina colada, prepared-from-recipe per 4.5 fluid ounces


Red Table Wine, 3.5 fluid ounces


White Table Wine, 3.5 fluid ounces


Alcoholic beverage, wine, dessert, sweet, 3.5 fluid ounces


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