Like beer, cider also contains a healthy dose of antioxidants thanks to the apples and apple skin (which contains tannins). It's said that half a pint of cider contains as many antioxidants as a glass of red wine. Again, quite evenly matched.
Because apples contain less natural sugars than ripe wine grapes, the alcohol content of cider is less than that of a dry wine – a wine where all of the natural sugars have been converted to alcohol. The alcohol content for ciders is generally under 7%, while the alcohol content for most dry wines is between 11%-16%.