Quality analysis

Item dd-coffee instant coffee milk cocoa
Energy (kcal) 58 43 62
Water (g) 0.5 0.6 0.2
Protein (g) 0.5 2.2 1.1
Fat (g) 0.51 0.05 1.02
Ash (g) 0.5 1.3 0.4
Carbohydrate (g) 13.0 8.5 12.1
Natrium*1 (mg) 28 5 41
Salt equivalent (g) 0.071 0.015 0.105
anhydrous caffeine*2 (mg) 62

The experimental data for “dd-coffee” is provided by Japan Food Research Laboratories and the ones for instant coffee and milk cocoa are referenced by Standard Tables of Food Composition in Japan issued by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. All data is based on the weight equals to 15g per serving.

*1: Natrium exists outside of cell and involves in adjusting blood pressure, neutralization of acid, distributing information by nerve and absoption/transportation of nutrition. Most of those are taken as salt and the amount of it can be calculated by the equation of “natrium(mg)×2.54÷1000=generous quantity of salt(g)”. When you take normal food, you never have scarcity problem of natrium. Balancing of natrium and kalium is critical; taking too much of natrium is an issue since it might cause high blood pressure or stomach cancer.
*2: There is no significant difference between caffein and anhydrous caffein in terms of effectiveness and behavior. Cafein usually contains water content, but anhydrous caffein does not because it is utilized in the tablet for medicine having calming effect.

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