Foodstruct Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Food Comparison | Glycemic Index Chart | Insulin Index Chart | Blog | Subscribe | Sign Up

Coffee vs. Instant coffee — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

The main differences between Coffee and Instant coffee

  • Coffee is richer than Instant coffee in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5.
  • Coffee contains 254 times more Vitamin B5 than Instant coffee. Coffee contains 0.254mg of Vitamin B5, while Instant coffee contains 0.001mg.

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

Infographic

Coffee vs Instant coffee infographic
Infographic link

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 more Potassium +63.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Manganese +53.3%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +450%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Phosphorus - 3
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1% 1% 3% 2% 5% 1% 1% 1% 3% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 2% 3% 2% 3% 1% 1% 4% 2% 1%
Contains more Potassium +63.3%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Manganese +53.3%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +300%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +450%
Contains more Selenium +∞%
Equal in Phosphorus - 3

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.
Coffee
9
:
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +7500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.6%
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%
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% 1% 5% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +7500%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +25300%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +20%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 99.09
Equal in Other - 0.47
99%
Protein: 0.12 g
Fats: 0.02 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 99.39 g
Other: 0.47 g
99%
Protein: 0.1 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 0.34 g
Water: 99.09 g
Other: 0.47 g
Contains more Protein +20%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 99.09
Equal in Other - 0.47

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +100%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.002
11% 83% 6%
Saturated Fat: 0.002 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.015 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.001 g
50% 50%
Saturated Fat: 0.002 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.002 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +∞%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +100%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 0.002

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Coffee Instant coffee Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.34g Instant coffee
Protein 0.12g 0.1g Coffee
Fats 0.02g 0g Coffee
Carbs 0g 0.34g Instant coffee
Calories 1kcal 2kcal Instant coffee
Calcium 2mg 4mg Instant coffee
Iron 0.01mg 0.04mg Instant coffee
Magnesium 3mg 4mg Instant coffee
Phosphorus 3mg 3mg
Potassium 49mg 30mg Coffee
Sodium 2mg 4mg Coffee
Zinc 0.02mg 0.01mg Coffee
Copper 0.002mg 0.011mg Instant coffee
Manganese 0.023mg 0.015mg Coffee
Selenium 0µg 0.1µg Instant coffee
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0mg Coffee
Vitamin B1 0.014mg 0mg Coffee
Vitamin B2 0.076mg 0.001mg Coffee
Vitamin B3 0.191mg 0.236mg Instant coffee
Vitamin B5 0.254mg 0.001mg Coffee
Vitamin B6 0.001mg 0mg Coffee
Folate 2µg 0µg Coffee
Choline 2.6mg Coffee
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Coffee
Threonine 0.001mg Coffee
Isoleucine 0.002mg Coffee
Leucine 0.005mg Coffee
Lysine 0.001mg Coffee
Phenylalanine 0.003mg Coffee
Valine 0.003mg Coffee
Histidine 0.002mg Coffee
Saturated Fat 0.002g 0.002g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.015g 0g Coffee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.001g 0.002g Instant coffee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Coffee Instant coffee
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

People also compare

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
3%
Coffee
0%
Instant coffee
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
1%
Coffee
2%
Instant coffee

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Instant coffee
Instant coffee is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Coffee
Coffee contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Coffee
Coffee is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0.002 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($1)

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. Coffee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171890/nutrients
  2. Instant coffee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174130/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.