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Beef vs Fajita - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Beef and Fajita

  • Beef has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Selenium, and Copper, while Fajita has more Phosphorus.
  • Beef's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 88% higher.
  • Fajita contains 5 times less Zinc than Beef. Beef contains 6.31mg of Zinc, while Fajita contains 1.37mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Fajita is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Beef
6
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2
Fajita
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +162.6%
Contains more Potassium +12%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Zinc +360.6%
Contains more Copper +183.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +162.6%
Contains more Potassium +12%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Zinc +360.6%
Contains more Copper +183.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 22

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Beef
6
:
5
Fajita
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.5%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +388.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.387
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 3% 68% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.5%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +388.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.387

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beef Fajita
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Fajita Opinion
Net carbs 0g 2.23g Fajita
Protein 25.93g 18.56g Beef
Fats 15.41g 5.73g Beef
Carbs 0g 2.23g Fajita
Calories 250kcal 135kcal Beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 13mg Beef
Iron 2.6mg 0.99mg Beef
Magnesium 21mg 22mg Fajita
Phosphorus 198mg 277mg Fajita
Potassium 318mg 284mg Beef
Sodium 72mg 799mg Beef
Zinc 6.31mg 1.37mg Beef
Copper 0.085mg 0.03mg Beef
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Beef
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.22mg Fajita
Vitamin D 2IU IU Beef
Vitamin D 0µg µg Beef
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.1mg Fajita
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 0.213mg Fajita
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 4.779mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658mg 0.726mg Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.387mg Fajita
Folate 9µg 4µg Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 0.54µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.2µg 0.2µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.2mg Fajita
Threonine 0.72mg 0.452mg Beef
Isoleucine 0.822mg 0.813mg Beef
Leucine 1.45mg 1.56mg Fajita
Lysine 1.54mg 1.857mg Fajita
Methionine 0.478mg 0.552mg Fajita
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.763mg Fajita
Valine 0.914mg 0.847mg Beef
Histidine 0.604mg 0.68mg Fajita
Cholesterol 88mg 88mg
Trans Fat 0.572g g Fajita
Saturated Fat 5.895g 1.596g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 2.333g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 1.089g Fajita

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beef Fajita
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
52
Beef
31
Fajita
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
44
Fajita

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
156%
Beef
111%
Fajita
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
2%
Fajita
Fats
71%
Beef
26%
Fajita

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.299g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fajita
Fajita is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 727mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.