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Chicory vs. Coffee — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chicory and Coffee

  • The amount of Fiber, Folate, and Copper in Chicory is higher than in Coffee.
  • Chicory covers your daily Fiber needs 12% more than Coffee.
  • Coffee has 26 times less Copper than Chicory. Chicory has 0.051mg of Copper, while Coffee has 0.002mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chicory, witloof, raw 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Coffee
Contains more Calcium +850%
Contains more Iron +2300%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +766.7%
Contains more Potassium +330.6%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Copper +2450%
Contains more Manganese +334.8%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Sodium - 2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 9% 8% 12% 19% 1% 5% 17% 14% 2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 1% 3% 2% 5% 1% 1% 1% 3% 0%
Contains more Calcium +850%
Contains more Iron +2300%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +766.7%
Contains more Potassium +330.6%
Contains more Zinc +700%
Contains more Copper +2450%
Contains more Manganese +334.8%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Sodium - 2

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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Coffee
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4100%
Contains more Folate +1750%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 10% 16% 7% 3% 9% 10% 28% 0% 0% 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% 0% 4% 18% 4% 16% 1% 2% 0% 2% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +342.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +4100%
Contains more Folate +1750%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +181.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +75.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Coffee
Contains more Protein +650%
Contains more Fats +400%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 99.39
Equal in Other - 0.47
4% 95%
Protein: 0.9 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 94.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
99%
Protein: 0.12 g
Fats: 0.02 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 99.39 g
Other: 0.47 g
Contains more Protein +650%
Contains more Fats +400%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 99.39
Equal in Other - 0.47

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Coffee
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +4300%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +650%
34% 3% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.024 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.044 g
11% 83% 6%
Saturated Fat: 0.002 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.015 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.001 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +4300%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +650%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chicory Coffee
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicory Coffee Opinion
Net carbs 0.9g 0g Chicory
Protein 0.9g 0.12g Chicory
Fats 0.1g 0.02g Chicory
Carbs 4g 0g Chicory
Calories 17kcal 1kcal Chicory
Fiber 3.1g 0g Chicory
Calcium 19mg 2mg Chicory
Iron 0.24mg 0.01mg Chicory
Magnesium 10mg 3mg Chicory
Phosphorus 26mg 3mg Chicory
Potassium 211mg 49mg Chicory
Sodium 2mg 2mg
Zinc 0.16mg 0.02mg Chicory
Copper 0.051mg 0.002mg Chicory
Manganese 0.1mg 0.023mg Chicory
Selenium 0.2µg 0µg Chicory
Vitamin A 29IU 0IU Chicory
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Chicory
Vitamin E 0.01mg Coffee
Vitamin C 2.8mg 0mg Chicory
Vitamin B1 0.062mg 0.014mg Chicory
Vitamin B2 0.027mg 0.076mg Coffee
Vitamin B3 0.16mg 0.191mg Coffee
Vitamin B5 0.145mg 0.254mg Coffee
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.001mg Chicory
Folate 37µg 2µg Chicory
Choline 2.6mg Coffee
Vitamin K 0.1µg Coffee
Tryptophan 0.016mg 0mg Chicory
Threonine 0.025mg 0.001mg Chicory
Isoleucine 0.054mg 0.002mg Chicory
Leucine 0.039mg 0.005mg Chicory
Lysine 0.035mg 0.001mg Chicory
Methionine 0.005mg 0mg Chicory
Phenylalanine 0.022mg 0.003mg Chicory
Valine 0.041mg 0.003mg Chicory
Histidine 0.015mg 0.002mg Chicory
Saturated Fat 0.024g 0.002g Coffee
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g 0.015g Coffee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.044g 0.001g Chicory

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicory Coffee
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
6%
Chicory
3%
Coffee
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
9%
Chicory
1%
Coffee

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Coffee
Coffee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.022g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicory
Chicory is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicory
Chicory is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicory
Chicory is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (2 mg)
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)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

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. Chicory - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170404/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.