Coffee vs Green Tea: Health Insights

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Coffee - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Coffee - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Green tea vs Coffee: Nutrition Comparison

per 100gCoffeeGreen tea
Calories1 1
Protein0.12 g0.22 g
Water99.39 g99.93 g
Iron0.01 mg0.02 mg
Magnessium3 mg1 mg
Potassium49 mg8 mg
Sodium2 mg1 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.014 mg0.007 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.076 mg0.058 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)0.191 mg0.03 mg
Vitaminium B60.001 mg0.005 mg

Less Calories in Coffee

At first glance, you can see that in coffee is just a little less calories than in green tea.

Coffee has 1 kcal per 100g and green tea 1 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 0%.

In coffee and in green tea most calories came from protein.

See tables below to compare coffee with green tea in details.

Coffee And Green tea Nutrition Difference

  • Calories:
    green tea - 0% more than coffee
  • Protein:
    green tea - 83% more than coffee
  • Water:
    green tea - 1% more than coffee

Less protein in coffee

It is aslo easy to see see that in coffee is less protein than in green tea.

There is 0.22g per 100g of green tea and 0.12g per 100g of coffee so using simple math we can see that difference is about 83%.


  • Calories1
  • Protein0.12 g
  • Water99.39 g
Coffee calories per:
| ounce | glass | cup | half cup | espresso

Calories source

  • 0% CARBS.
  • 73% PROTEIN
  • 27% FAT

Green tea

  • Calories1
  • Protein0.22 g
  • Water99.93 g
Green tea calories per:
| ounce | standard serving size | half cup

Calories source

  • 0% CARBS
  • 100% PROTEIN
  • 0% FAT

Vitamins: green tea vs coffee

  • Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine):
    coffee - 100% more than green tea
  • Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin):
    coffee - 31% more than green tea
  • Vitaminium B3 (Niacin):
    coffee - 537% more than green tea
  • Vitaminium B6:
    green tea - 400% more than coffee

Minerals: coffee vs green tea

  • Iron:
    green tea - 100% more than coffee
  • Magnessium:
    coffee - 200% more than green tea
  • Potassium:
    coffee - 513% more than green tea
  • Sodium:
    coffee - 100% more than green tea
Marcin Piotrowicz
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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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