Green coffee, properties and benefits

  • Properties and benefits of green coffee
  • Calories and nutritional values
  • Green coffee allied with
  • Curiosities about green coffee



Properties and benefits of green coffee

The grains of green coffee they are simply normal coffee beans which have not been roasted and remain completely raw, with a very delicate flavor more like a herbal tea than a coffee.   


Also, his chemical profile it is very different from that of roasted coffee, even if their origins are similar. The roasting process alters the taste, aroma and color of the bean. It also alters the chemical structure of the bean and the concentration of nutrients. 


This means that i benefits for the health associated with the consumption of coffee and the consumption of green coffee bean extract are very different. Green coffee boasts an abundant range of chlorogenic acids - compounds with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects which can provide many health benefits. The coffee beans are roasted to produce the coffee bean we use for our daily milk. 


The extract of green coffee beans contains less caffeine compared to its toasted counterpart. A serving of coffee contains about 100 mg of caffeine while the same serving of green coffee contains only 20 mg.

The consumption of green coffee extract allows you to get the "dose" of caffeine without sending the system into a hyperactive episode induced by caffeine.


Maybe the green coffee bean is best known for its potential to induce weight loss. Some research suggests that chlorogenic acid helps the body burn glucose and stored body fat, reducing carbohydrate absorption (lowering blood sugar and insulin spikes) and improving cholesterol. 


Obviously, it should not be seen as a substitute for a balanced diet, which in any case remains the first step to improve weight weight.


Calories and nutritional values

The energy intake of 100 g of green coffee beans is just under 200 kcal. Total fats are around 13% and are divided into saturated fats (about 5,10 g), polyunsaturated fatty acids (about 5,15 g) and monounsaturated fatty acids (about 1,1 g). 


Green coffee allied with

Green coffee can have health benefits other than weight loss. In fact, its chlorogenic acids can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. 


In an 8-week study, 50 people with metabolic syndrome - a
set of risk factors, including hypertension and blood sugar, which increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease - they took 400 mg of decaffeinated green coffee twice daily. Those who took the extract experienced significant improvements in fasting glucose, blood pressure, and waist circumference, compared to a group of


Curiosities about green coffee

If it has been purchased in grains, all you have to do is take a soup spoon, grind it coarsely with a pestle and put it infused in hot water (at least 80 °) for 10 minutes. The longer it is left to infuse, the more bitter it will be, but that is its characteristic flavor. 



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