Caffeine content of conventional and non conventional foods on the Hungarian market

A. Lugasi, G. Kádár, K. Alb, E. Schreiber Molnár, Martos

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Caffeine content of 377 food samples obtained from the Hungarian market was measured by a validated HPLC technique. The highest caffeine levels were observed in different instant coffees (3954±2355 mg/100 g) and ground coffee beans (1634±389 mg/100 g). Significant amount of caffeine could be detected in energy drinks (119 mg in 100 ml at the highest end). The caffeine content of different coffee drinks varied between 40 and 203 mg/100 ml. Significant amount of caffeine could be measured in special instant coffees called 2in1 and 3in1 (120 mg per serving at the highest end), cacao powders (125 mg in 100 g), in chocolates (on average, 16.1 mg and 52.5 mg in 100 g milk and dark chocolate, respectively), breakfast cereals (between 5.7 and 15.8 mg per 100 g), and ice creams (1.7-24.8 mg in 100 g).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-94
Number of pages9
JournalActa Alimentaria
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015



  • Caffeine
  • Chocolates
  • Coffee
  • Energy drink
  • Teas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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