Caffeine and Pregnancy

Caffeine Levels in Foods and Drinks

Levels of caffeine typically found in drinks and foods are listed in the following table obtained from the IFIC website.
 

   

MILLIGRAMS OF CAFFEINE

ITEM

TYPICAL

RANGE

Coffee (8 fl oz cup)    
Brewed, drip method

85

65 - 120

Brewed, percolator

75

60 - 85

Decaffeinated, brewed

3

2 - 4

Espresso (1 fl oz serving)

40

30 - 50

 Teas (8 fl oz cup)    
 Brewed

40 

 20 - 90

 Instant

28

 24 - 31

 Iced

25

9 - 50

 Some soft drinks (8 fl oz)

24

20 - 40

 "Energy drinks"

80

0 - 80 

 Cocoa beverage (8 fl oz)

3 - 32 

 Chocolate milk beverage (8 fl oz) 

2 -7 

 Milk chocolate (1 oz)

1 - 15 

 Dark chocolate, semi-sweet (1 oz)

20 

5 - 35 

 Baker's chocolate (1 oz)

26 

26 

 Chocolate-flavored syrup (1 oz)

For the coffee and tea products, the range varies due to brewing method, plant variety, brand of product, etc.    
Source: US Food and Drug Administration and National Soft Drink Association     
 

 

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