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Black tea vs Coffee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Black tea and Coffee

  • Black tea is richer than Coffee in Manganese.

Food types used in this article are Beverages, tea, black, brewed, prepared with tap water and Beverages, coffee, brewed, prepared with tap water.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Potassium +32.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +200%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 3
Equal in Zinc - 0.02
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 0% 4% 3% 4% 1% 1% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 1% 5% 3% 1% 1% 2% 1%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Potassium +32.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +200%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 3
Equal in Zinc - 0.02

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Coffee
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2209.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 1% 0% 4% 18% 4% 16% 1% 0% 1% 2%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +442.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +2209.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
1
Black tea
4
Coffee
Mineral Summary Score
1
Black tea
1
Coffee

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
0%
Black tea
1%
Coffee
Carbohydrates
0%
Black tea
0%
Coffee
Fats
0%
Black tea
0%
Coffee

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Black tea Coffee
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Saturated Fat Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Black tea Coffee
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Coffee
Coffee contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Coffee
Coffee is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Black tea
Black tea is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.002 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black tea Coffee Opinion
Calories 1 1
Protein 0 0.12 Coffee
Fats 0 0.02 Coffee
Vitamin C 0 0
Net carbs 0.30000001192092896 0 Black tea
Carbs 0.3 0 Black tea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.02 0.01 Black tea
Calcium 0 2 Coffee
Potassium 37 49 Coffee
Magnesium 3 3
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.01 0.002 Black tea
Zinc 0.02 0.02
Starch
Phosphorus 1 3 Coffee
Sodium 3 2 Coffee
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 0.01 Coffee
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0 0.014 Coffee
Vitamin B2 0.014 0.076 Coffee
Vitamin B3 0 0.191 Coffee
Vitamin B5 0.011 0.254 Coffee
Vitamin B6 0 0.001 Coffee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.1 Coffee
Folate 5 2 Black tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.002 0.002
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0.015 Coffee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.004 0.001 Black tea
Tryptophan 0 0
Threonine 0 0.001 Coffee
Isoleucine 0 0.002 Coffee
Leucine 0 0.005 Coffee
Lysine 0 0.001 Coffee
Methionine 0 0
Phenylalanine 0 0.003 Coffee
Valine 0 0.003 Coffee
Histidine 0 0.002 Coffee
Fructose 0 Coffee

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Black tea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173227/nutrients
  2. Coffee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171890/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.