is the cronometer database realistic when it comes to black coffee?
I drink three cups of black coffee a day. I enter the correct quantity for the drink "coffee prepared from grounds" into cronometer. The data source is NCCDB so should be of high quality. cronometer tells me that three cups of this drink, pure water passed through coffee grounds with nothing added, has about 80% of the B2 and B5 that I need, 20% of the potassium that I need, and 22% of the fiber I need. Could this possibly be right? All other sources I have searched say that ground coffee with nothing added has almost no nutrients. I ask because cronometer reports that coffee is a significant source of fiber and potassium in my diet.
I think so, they use well researched and credible databases. Here's an article on them. https://support.cronometer.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018239472-Data-Sources#:~:text=Nutrition Coordinating Center Food & Nutrient Database (NCCDB),comprehensive data on 70 nutrients.
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Thanks - I agree and commented on the quality data source in the OP. But mistakes happen, and something may have crept in here. No other source I can find says black coffee is such a nutrient powerhouse. Do you see any?
I ended up copying the data from MyFitnessPal, which seems much more feasible.
Searching on "coffee" on this forum finds a few posts similar to mine, but without responses.
Thanks for taking a moment to answer,
The carbs, fiber, and minerals attributed to plain black coffee brewed from grounds in Cronometer’s database are just not plausible. I tried to check the NCC database, it could not get access.
“Something must have crept in here” seems more probable. This has evidently been raised numerous times. Hopefully it will get corrected soon.
Makes me wonder as well!