Does White Wine Have Quercetin? (EXPLAINED)

Disclosure: As Amazon Associates we earn from qualifying purchases. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no additional cost to you.

Does White Wine Have Quercetin?

The ideal companion to any meal made up of lighter foods; white wine can make an ordinary meal a delight. While doctors recommend a glass of wine a day, is it just to lower stress levels, or does white wine have quercetin? 

Quick Answer: Yes – White wine does contain quercetin. Compared to other similar foods, its quercetin content is low.

Quercetin Content of White Wine

The quercetin content of white wine is 0.09, and it also contains iron, calcium, and potassium. 

Is White Wine High in Quercetin?

Compared to other foods, white wine is low in quercetin.

Let’s take a look at how it compares to 5 similar foods.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon provides 0.58mg/100ml of quercetin, over 25 times what white wine offers.
  • Red dessert wines offer 1.94mg/100ml, far outstripping white wine.
  • Sherry has only 0.01mg/100ml of quercetin, which is even less than white wine.
  • Beer has even less quercetin than white wine, offering only 0.02mg/100ml.
  • Syrah red wines are the kings of quercetin, with 2.11mg/100g.

Sources: 

USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods: https://www.ars.usda.gov/arsuserfiles/80400525/data/flav/flav_r03.pdf 

Curious about the top sources of quercetin? We've created this chart of the top 25 quercetin containing sources per 100 grams: [table id=141 /]

Leave a Comment