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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 Iron +162.6%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Potassium +12%
Contains more Copper +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +360.6%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 4% 26% 16% 10% 38% 119% 105%
Contains more Iron +162.6%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Potassium +12%
Contains more Copper +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +360.6%
Contains less Sodium -91%
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 Vitamin B12 +388.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Folate +125%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 68% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +388.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Folate +125%
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 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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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

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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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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