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Bay leaf vs. Taco seasoning — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Bay leaf and Taco seasoning?

  • Bay leaf is richer than Taco seasoning in Iron, and Fiber.
  • Bay leaf's daily need coverage for Iron is 453% more.

We used Spices, bay leaf and PACE, Dry Taco Seasoning Mix types in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +537%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 251% 1613% 86% 49% 47% 3% 101% 139% 1066% 16%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 254% 0% 0% 0% 1053% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Iron +537%
Contains less Sodium -99.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +51.7%
Equal in Vitamin C - 45
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 372% 0% 0% 155% 3% 98% 38% 0% 402% 135% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 563% 0% 0% 150% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +51.7%
Equal in Vitamin C - 45

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +33.2%
Contains more Other +950%
Equal in Water - 5.7
8% 8% 75% 5% 4%
Protein: 7.61 g
Fats: 8.36 g
Carbs: 74.97 g
Water: 5.44 g
Other: 3.62 g
56% 6% 38%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 56.29 g
Water: 5.7 g
Other: 38.01 g
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +33.2%
Contains more Other +950%
Equal in Water - 5.7

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Bay leaf Taco seasoning
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bay leaf Taco seasoning Opinion
Net carbs 48.67g 37.49g Bay leaf
Protein 7.61g 0g Bay leaf
Fats 8.36g 0g Bay leaf
Carbs 74.97g 56.29g Bay leaf
Calories 313kcal 188kcal Bay leaf
Sugar 18.76g Bay leaf
Fiber 26.3g 18.8g Bay leaf
Calcium 834mg Bay leaf
Iron 43mg 6.75mg Bay leaf
Magnesium 120mg Bay leaf
Phosphorus 113mg Bay leaf
Potassium 529mg Bay leaf
Sodium 23mg 8068mg Bay leaf
Zinc 3.7mg Bay leaf
Copper 0.416mg Bay leaf
Manganese 8.167mg Bay leaf
Selenium 2.8µg Bay leaf
Vitamin A 6185IU 9381IU Taco seasoning
Vitamin A RAE 309µg Bay leaf
Vitamin C 46.5mg 45mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B1 0.009mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B2 0.421mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B3 2.005mg Bay leaf
Vitamin B6 1.74mg Bay leaf
Folate 180µg Bay leaf
Saturated Fat 2.28g 0g Taco seasoning
Monounsaturated Fat 1.64g Bay leaf
Polyunsaturated fat 2.29g Bay leaf

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bay leaf Taco seasoning
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
92%
Bay leaf
55%
Taco seasoning
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
337%
Bay leaf
131%
Taco seasoning

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taco seasoning
Taco seasoning is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.28g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is lower in Sugar (difference - 18.76g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf contains less Sodium (difference - 8045mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bay leaf
Bay leaf is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bay leaf - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170917/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.