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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Manganese +338%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +550%
Contains more Magnesium +2566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +600%
Contains more Potassium +210.8%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +400%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 1% 3% 1% 4% 1% 1% 4% 29% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 5% 58% 3% 11% 2% 2% 17% 7% 0%
Contains less Sodium -78.6%
Contains more Manganese +338%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +550%
Contains more Magnesium +2566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +600%
Contains more Potassium +210.8%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +400%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Choline +550%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 0% 1% 0% 4% 0% 1% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 41% 98% 2% 1% 1% 0% 2% 1%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Choline +550%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +456.7%
Contains more Other +∞%
Equal in Water - 97.8
100%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 0.3 g
Water: 99.7 g
Other: 0 g
2% 98%
Protein: 0.12 g
Fats: 0.18 g
Carbs: 1.67 g
Water: 97.8 g
Other: 0.23 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +456.7%
Contains more Other +∞%
Equal in Water - 97.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2200%
29% 14% 57%
Saturated Fat: 0.002 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.004 g
50% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.092 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.092 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -97.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2200%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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 Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Black tea Espresso Opinion
Net carbs 0.3g 1.67g Espresso
Protein 0g 0.12g Espresso
Fats 0g 0.18g Espresso
Carbs 0.3g 1.67g Espresso
Calories 1kcal 9kcal Espresso
Calcium 0mg 2mg Espresso
Iron 0.02mg 0.13mg Espresso
Magnesium 3mg 80mg Espresso
Phosphorus 1mg 7mg Espresso
Potassium 37mg 115mg Espresso
Sodium 3mg 14mg Black tea
Zinc 0.02mg 0.05mg Espresso
Copper 0.01mg 0.05mg Espresso
Manganese 0.219mg 0.05mg Black tea
Vitamin E 0mg 0.01mg Espresso
Vitamin C 0mg 0.2mg Espresso
Vitamin B1 0mg 0.001mg Espresso
Vitamin B2 0.014mg 0.177mg Espresso
Vitamin B3 0mg 5.207mg Espresso
Vitamin B5 0.011mg 0.028mg Espresso
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.002mg Espresso
Folate 5µg 1µg Black tea
Choline 0.4mg 2.6mg Espresso
Vitamin K 0µg 0.1µg Espresso
Saturated Fat 0.002g 0.092g Black tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g 0g Black tea
Polyunsaturated fat 0.004g 0.092g Espresso

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Black tea Espresso
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Black tea
11%
Espresso
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
4%
Black tea
10%
Espresso

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.