Table 1

Caffeine content in different food items

Food item

Caffeine (mg)/100 g


Coffee, filtered and percolated/pressed

57

Powdered instant coffee

40

Espresso

114

Cappuccino and caffè latte

21

Decaffeinated coffee

2

Caffeinated soft drinks, sugar sweetened and artificially sweeteneda

12

Energy drinks

15b

Black tea

16

Chocolate milk

2

Sandwich spread containing cocoa

13

Dessert containing cocoa

3

Cake containing cocoa

4

Chocolate, medium-dark

38

Milk chocolate

15

Sweets containing cocoa

9


Caffeine content in food items included in the database used for estimating caffeine intake in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study 2002 to 2009.

aCaffeinated soft drinks included in the food frequency questionnaire: Coca Cola/Pepsi with sugar, Coca Cola light, Pepsi Light.

bMaximum caffeine content in energy drinks in Norway until 2009.

Sengpiel et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:42   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-42

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