Thursday, March 11, 2021

Vitamins in beer

Beer is fermented alcoholic carbonated beverage, prepared using malted barley, water, hops and yeast as major raw materials. Beer is the most commonly consumed alcoholic drink in the world, as well as the third most commonly consumed drink by humans, right after water and tea.

Barley and malt are rich in vitamins and are localized in the living tissues of the embryo and of the aleurone layer. They are involved in building enzymes as part of a prosthetic group.

Beer contains several essential vitamins & amino acids produced by yeast during the fermentation process and some are present natively from cereal grains and hops, beer majorly contain water soluble B group vitamins like niacin, choline, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, B12 and foliates.

Most of them are present in small amounts; however, folate and choline content are relatively significant. In particular, 2 cans of 330 mL of a regular beer contain approximately 40 mg of folate and 70 mg of choline that cover almost 10% of the RDA of these vitamins.

The amounts of a number of nutrients are depending on the type of malt, hops and brewing and finishing process.
Vitamins in beer

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