View Full Version : Nutritional content info and booze?

05-17-2002, 10:24 AM
Where can I find out what food/drink has what nutritional content when there is no label on the package?

I'f you're going to have something with alcohol in it to drink what're the better choices? Where can I get info on what's in booze nutritionally?

05-17-2002, 10:31 AM

Not sure if it has booze, but I think it does. Just have to be careful with the serving sizes and such.


05-17-2002, 10:40 AM
Alcohol has very little nutrition other than some anti-oxidant properities. On the average, a twelve oz beer has 150 calories and a lite beer about 105 calories. That's it.

05-17-2002, 10:43 AM
I always found it kinda funny, yet fitting, that alcohol doesn't have a nutritional label on it. I've always wondered how much a shot of such and such has in terms of calories.

Funny because, its still "food" so, why not list nutritional information. Fitting because, well, if you're drinking, you're PROBABLY not exactly watching what you're eating :)

05-17-2002, 12:01 PM
spirits are all 35-45% alcohol (for proof *2 for imperial americans).

so alcohol has 7 kcals per 100 gram

therefore 4 shots = 100 grams so 4 shots has 280kcal(assume 40% alcohol).

spirits have no or very little sugar.

beers have varying amount of sugar but normally around 1-3% sugar.

beer is high in some b-vits and a couple of mineral depending on how it was made.

but i would not use beer to get my b-vits.

05-17-2002, 12:17 PM
I have heard that for every ounce of alcohol there is 1g of fat.

Thanks for the info guys! :)

I know it's not good for me but if I'm going to imbide it might as well be slightly less evil. Everything in moderation...

05-17-2002, 12:40 PM
For beer:

05-17-2002, 03:23 PM
ions - apart from baileys and some other spirits mixed with cream there should not be any fat in alcoholic drinks.

05-18-2002, 10:29 AM
I discovered Amstel light - not a bad beer and only has 88.75 calories per bottle - not good just not as bad as it could be.

05-18-2002, 12:05 PM
the old beer cans freom liek the 80's used to have nutritional value listed on em, we have some very old beer in the fridge, its on there hehe