Health and Well-Being

The nutritional value of coffee

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Both roasted coffee and instant coffee on their own contain very few calories. A black coffee (without milk or sugar) contains only between 2 and 5 kcal. However, over a thousand volatile components have been identified as contributing to the characteristic aroma of coffee. Furthermore, coffee contains certain necessary micronutrients such as niacene, a vitamin required in many metabolic functions, as well as potassium. A cup of coffee provides around 20 per cent of the recommended daily intake of niacene and two cups of coffee covers ten per cent of our daily potassium needs.

The exact composition and the organoleptic characteristics of a cup of coffee depend on a variety of factors such as the botanical species of origin, the roasting process, the amount of grinding, the preparation method, the type of water and the quantity of coffee used.

So coffee-lovers can continue to enjoy drinking their favourite beverage in moderation without worrying about calories.