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Herbal tea vs Coffee - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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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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4
Coffee
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Potassium +145%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +200%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Magnesium - 3
Contains more Iron +700%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Potassium +145%
Contains more Copper +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +200%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Equal in Magnesium - 3

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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7
Coffee
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +377.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +377.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
0
Herbal tea
2
Coffee
Mineral Summary Score
1
Herbal tea
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 the food
Protein
0%
Herbal tea
1%
Coffee
Carbohydrates
0%
Herbal tea
0%
Coffee
Fats
0%
Herbal tea
0%
Coffee

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Herbal tea Coffee
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Herbal tea Coffee
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Herbal tea
Herbal tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is cheaper?
Herbal tea
Herbal tea is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Coffee
Coffee contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Coffee
Coffee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Coffee
Coffee is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Herbal tea Coffee Opinion
Calories 0 1 Coffee
Protein 0 0.12 Coffee
Fats 0 0.02 Coffee
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.08 0.01 Herbal tea
Calcium 8 2 Herbal tea
Potassium 20 49 Coffee
Magnesium 3 3
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0 0.002 Coffee
Zinc 0.04 0.02 Herbal tea
Starch
Phosphorus 1 3 Coffee
Sodium 4 2 Coffee
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 0.01 Coffee
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0 0.014 Coffee
Vitamin B2 0 0.076 Coffee
Vitamin B3 0.04 0.191 Coffee
Vitamin B5 0 0.254 Coffee
Vitamin B6 0 0.001 Coffee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0.1 Coffee
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 0.002 Herbal tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0.015 Coffee
Polyunsaturated fat 0 0.001 Coffee
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
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.