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Espresso vs Tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Espresso and Tea?

  • Espresso is higher in Vitamin B3, Magnesium, and Vitamin B2, yet Tea is higher in Manganese.
  • Espresso's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 32% more.
  • Espresso has 59 times more Vitamin B2 than Tea. While Espresso has 0.177mg of Vitamin B2, Tea has only 0.003mg.

We used Beverages, coffee, brewed, espresso, restaurant-prepared and Beverages, tea, instant, unsweetened, prepared with water types 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
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Tea
Contains more Iron +1200%
Contains more Potassium +538.9%
Contains more Magnesium +3900%
Contains more Copper +354.5%
Contains more Zinc +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +600%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%
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% 2% 2% 4% 1% 1% 1%
Contains more Iron +1200%
Contains more Potassium +538.9%
Contains more Magnesium +3900%
Contains more Copper +354.5%
Contains more Zinc +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +600%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains less Sodium -71.4%

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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Tea
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +5800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16171.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +5800%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16171.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
0
Tea
Mineral Summary Score
12
Espresso
1
Tea

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
0%
Tea
Carbohydrates
2%
Espresso
0%
Tea
Fats
1%
Espresso
0%
Tea

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

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Espresso Tea
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 contains less Sodium?
Tea
Tea contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tea
Tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.092g)
Which food is cheaper?
Tea
Tea is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Espresso
Espresso is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.02g)
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Espresso Tea Opinion
Calories 9 1 Espresso
Protein 0.12 0.06 Espresso
Fats 0.18 0 Espresso
Vitamin C 0.2 0 Espresso
Carbs 1.67 0.17 Espresso
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.13 0.01 Espresso
Calcium 2 3 Tea
Potassium 115 18 Espresso
Magnesium 80 2 Espresso
Sugar 0 0.02 Espresso
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.05 0.011 Espresso
Zinc 0.05 0.01 Espresso
Starch
Phosphorus 7 1 Espresso
Sodium 14 4 Tea
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.01 0 Espresso
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.001 0 Espresso
Vitamin B2 0.177 0.003 Espresso
Vitamin B3 5.207 0.032 Espresso
Vitamin B5 0.028 0.013 Espresso
Vitamin B6 0.002 0.001 Espresso
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 0 Espresso
Folate 1 0 Espresso
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.092 0 Tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0
Polyunsaturated fat 0.092 0 Espresso
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Valine
Histidine
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. Espresso - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171891/nutrients
  2. Tea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174873/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.