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Tea vs Black tea - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Tea and Black tea

  • Black tea has less Manganese.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beverages, tea, instant, unsweetened, prepared with water and Beverages, tea, black, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Tea
2
:
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +105.6%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Equal in Copper - 0.01
Equal in Phosphorus - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 1% 2% 2% 4% 1% 1% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 1% 0% 4% 3% 4% 1% 1% 1%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Potassium +105.6%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Equal in Copper - 0.01
Equal in Phosphorus - 1

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
Tea
3
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +366.7%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
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% 4% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +366.7%
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
0
Tea
1
Black tea
Mineral Summary Score
1
Tea
1
Black 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
0%
Tea
0%
Black tea
Carbohydrates
0%
Tea
0%
Black tea
Fats
0%
Tea
0%
Black 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.
Tea Black tea
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Tea Black tea
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tea
Tea is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Black tea
Black tea is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.02g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Black tea
Black tea contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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 Tea Black tea Opinion
Calories 1 1
Protein 0.06 0 Tea
Fats 0 0
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.17 0.3 Black tea
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.01 0.02 Black tea
Calcium 3 0 Tea
Potassium 18 37 Black tea
Magnesium 2 3 Black tea
Sugar 0.02 0 Black tea
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.011 0.01 Tea
Zinc 0.01 0.02 Black tea
Starch
Phosphorus 1 1
Sodium 4 3 Black tea
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0 0
Vitamin B2 0.003 0.014 Black tea
Vitamin B3 0.032 0 Tea
Vitamin B5 0.013 0.011 Tea
Vitamin B6 0.001 0 Tea
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 0 5 Black tea
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0 0.002 Tea
Monounsaturated Fat 0 0.001 Black tea
Polyunsaturated fat 0 0.004 Black tea
Tryptophan 0 Black tea
Threonine 0 Black tea
Isoleucine 0 Black tea
Leucine 0 Black tea
Lysine 0 Black tea
Methionine 0 Black tea
Phenylalanine 0 Black tea
Valine 0 Black tea
Histidine 0 Black tea
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. Tea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174873/nutrients
  2. Black tea - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173227/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.