Nutrition Facts of Coffee
Here’s the nutrition facts of coffee provided by the US Department of Agriculture per 1fl oz or 30 grams.
Plain coffee does not carry any calories or only a few depending on the type of coffee. However, if you add sugar and cream for taste, then it’s a different story. According to Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D writing at mayoclinic.com, if you add a tablespoon of whipping cream to coffee, it adds slightly over 50 calories, not to mention 5 grams of fat to the drink. A tablespoon of sugar alone adds 50 calories to your coffee. If you’re concerned about taste then you should opt for fat-free milk which only contributes about 5 calories. She advises you to check with coffee bars on the nutrition information before ordering your drink if you’re concerned about calories.
Coffee has almost no carbohydrate content or protein and amino acids. It contains only 0.1g total fat with total Omega -6 fatty acids at 27.6mg.
As for vitamins, Vitamin A is at 0.01 IU, Vitamin C at 0.1 mg, Riboflavin at 0.3 mg, Niacin at 1.6 mg, Folate at 0.3 mcg and Choline, 0.3 mg.
Mineral content is much more impressive. It packs 0.6 mg of Calcium, 24 mg of Magnesium, 2.1 mg Phosphorous, 34.5 g of Potassium and 4.2 mg of Sodium.