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Espresso vs Coffee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Espresso and Coffee different?

  • Espresso has more Vitamin B3, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, and Copper than Coffee.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Espresso is 31% higher.
  • Espresso contains 27 times more Magnesium than Coffee. While Espresso contains 80mg of Magnesium, Coffee contains only 3mg.

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

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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 +1200%
Contains more Potassium +134.7%
Contains more Magnesium +2566.7%
Contains more Copper +2400%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Calcium - 2
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 1% 11% 58% 17% 2% 3% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 1% 5% 3% 1% 1% 2% 1%
Contains more Iron +1200%
Contains more Potassium +134.7%
Contains more Magnesium +2566.7%
Contains more Copper +2400%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Calcium - 2

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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3
Coffee
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2626.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +807.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.01
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1
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%
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 Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2626.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +807.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.01
Equal in Vitamin K - 0.1

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
12
Espresso
4
Coffee
Mineral Summary Score
12
Espresso
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
1%
Espresso
1%
Coffee
Carbohydrates
2%
Espresso
0%
Coffee
Fats
1%
Espresso
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.
Espresso Coffee
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Espresso Coffee
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 contains less Sodium?
Coffee
Coffee contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Coffee
Coffee is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.09g)
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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($1)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Espresso Coffee Opinion
Calories 9 1 Espresso
Protein 0.12 0.12
Fats 0.18 0.02 Espresso
Vitamin C 0.2 0 Espresso
Net carbs 1.6699999570846558 0 Espresso
Carbs 1.67 0 Espresso
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.13 0.01 Espresso
Calcium 2 2
Potassium 115 49 Espresso
Magnesium 80 3 Espresso
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.05 0.002 Espresso
Zinc 0.05 0.02 Espresso
Starch
Phosphorus 7 3 Espresso
Sodium 14 2 Coffee
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.01 0.01
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.001 0.014 Coffee
Vitamin B2 0.177 0.076 Espresso
Vitamin B3 5.207 0.191 Espresso
Vitamin B5 0.028 0.254 Coffee
Vitamin B6 0.002 0.001 Espresso
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0.1
Folate 1 2 Coffee
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.092 0.002 Coffee
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0.015 Coffee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092 0.001 Espresso
Tryptophan 0 Coffee
Threonine 0.001 Coffee
Isoleucine 0.002 Coffee
Leucine 0.005 Coffee
Lysine 0.001 Coffee
Methionine 0 Coffee
Phenylalanine 0.003 Coffee
Valine 0.003 Coffee
Histidine 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. Espresso - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171891/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.