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Black tea vs Espresso - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Black tea and Espresso

  • Black tea has more Manganese, however Espresso is higher in Vitamin B3, Magnesium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Espresso covers your daily Vitamin B3 needs 33% more than Black tea.
  • Espresso contains 4 times less Manganese than Black tea. Black tea contains 0.219mg of Manganese, while Espresso contains 0.05mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Beverages, tea, black, brewed, prepared with tap water and Beverages, coffee, brewed, espresso, restaurant-prepared.

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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 less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Iron +550%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Potassium +210.8%
Contains more Magnesium +2566.7%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +600%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 0% 4% 3% 4% 1% 1% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 11% 58% 17% 2% 3% 2%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Iron +550%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Potassium +210.8%
Contains more Magnesium +2566.7%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +600%

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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Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1164.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.5%
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 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 41% 98% 2% 1% 0% 1% 1%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1164.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.5%
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
12
Espresso
Mineral Summary Score
1
Black tea
12
Espresso

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%
Espresso
Carbohydrates
0%
Black tea
2%
Espresso
Fats
0%
Black tea
1%
Espresso

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 Espresso
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Espresso
Espresso is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Espresso
Espresso is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black tea
Black tea contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Black tea
Black tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.09g)
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 is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black tea Espresso Opinion
Calories 1 9 Espresso
Protein 0 0.12 Espresso
Fats 0 0.18 Espresso
Vitamin C 0 0.2 Espresso
Net carbs 0.30000001192092896 1.6699999570846558 Espresso
Carbs 0.3 1.67 Espresso
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.02 0.13 Espresso
Calcium 0 2 Espresso
Potassium 37 115 Espresso
Magnesium 3 80 Espresso
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.01 0.05 Espresso
Zinc 0.02 0.05 Espresso
Starch
Phosphorus 1 7 Espresso
Sodium 3 14 Black tea
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 0.01 Espresso
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0 0.001 Espresso
Vitamin B2 0.014 0.177 Espresso
Vitamin B3 0 5.207 Espresso
Vitamin B5 0.011 0.028 Espresso
Vitamin B6 0 0.002 Espresso
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.1 Espresso
Folate 5 1 Black tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.002 0.092 Black tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001 0 Black tea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.004 0.092 Espresso
Tryptophan 0 Black tea
Threonine 0 Black tea
Isoleucine 0 Black tea
Leucine 0 Black tea
Lysine 0 Black tea
Methionine 0 Black tea
Phenylalanine 0 Black tea
Valine 0 Black tea
Histidine 0 Black tea
Fructose

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. Espresso - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171891/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.