What are the nutrients in the most prominent Saudi coffee additives?

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Food and Drug Authority, through its official account on Twitter, revealed the most important nutrients found in Saudi coffee, especially since the methods of preparing it and its additional ingredients differ from one region to another.

However, many people agree that Saudi coffee remains the title of authenticity and the symbol of hospitality.

Cardamom, cloves, saffron, and ginger are among the most prominent additions to coffee. One teaspoon, which is equivalent to 5 grams, contains a number of nutrients.

Cardamom (Calories: 16 calories)

  • Fat: 0.4 g
  • Carbs: 3 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g
  • Potassium: 56 mg
  • Calcium: 19 mg
  • Magnesium: 12 mg
  • Phosphorous: 9 mg

Cloves (Calories: 14 calories)

  • Fat: 0.65 g
  • Carbs: 3 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Potassium 51: mg
  • Calcium: 32 mg
  • Magnesium: 13 mg
  • Sodium: 14 mg

Saffron (Calories: 16 calories)

  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbs: 3 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Potassium: 90 mg
  • Calcium: 6 mg
  • Magnesium: 14 mg
  • Phosphorous: 13 mg
  • Sodium: 8 mg

Ginger (Calories: 17 calories)

  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbs: 4 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g
  • Potassium: 70 mg
  • Calcium: 6 mg
  • Magnesium: 11 mg
  • Phosphorous: 9 mg

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority advised that the caffeine consumption of adults should not exceed 400 milligrams per day, noting that one cup of Saudi coffee (with a capacity of 50 ml) contains 26 milligrams of caffeine.

The Gulf Health Council, through its official account on the “Instagram” website, provides some tips that must be taken into account when preparing coffee.

  • Try adding cinnamon

Cinnamon can reduce blood sugar and cholesterol

  • Do not exceed the upper limit of caffeine

Studies show that the upper limit of caffeine is 400ml, which is equivalent to 4 cups of coffee per day

  • Avoid harmful add-ons

Additives include flavorings and sweeteners, such as vanilla, caramel, and mocha, because they are high in sugar

  • Be sure to drink filtered coffee

Coffee dissolved in water contains impurities that can raise the level of cholesterol in the blood

Sugar reduces the value of coffee, so try honey as a temporary alternative or eat fruit with it

The Gulf Health Council explained that there are 6 main benefits of black coffee, which do not exceed 4 cups a day, and can help improve your health. Learn about them as follows:

  • Fight depression and increase feelings of happiness
  • Benefiting the heart and blood vessels and enhancing memory
  • Rich in antioxidants and beneficial nutrients, such as magnesium, potassium, and some vitamins
  • Reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes
  • Reducing the risk of some types of cancer

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