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Table 1 Caffeine content in different food items

From: Maternal caffeine intake during pregnancy is associated with birth weight but not with gestational length: results from a large prospective observational cohort study

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
  1. 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.
  2. aCaffeinated soft drinks included in the food frequency questionnaire: Coca Cola/Pepsi with sugar, Coca Cola light, Pepsi Light.
  3. bMaximum caffeine content in energy drinks in Norway until 2009.