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Brisket vs Fajita - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Brisket and Fajita?

  • Brisket is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, and Copper, yet Fajita is richer in Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B3.
  • Brisket's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 79% higher.
  • Brisket has 3 times more Zinc than Fajita. Brisket has 4.31mg of Zinc, while Fajita has 1.37mg.
  • Fajita contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw and USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen types in this comparison.

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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
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Fajita
Contains more Iron +93.9%
Contains more Potassium +16.2%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Zinc +214.6%
Contains less Sodium -90.1%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 72% 2% 30% 17% 27% 118% 87% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 4% 26% 16% 10% 38% 119% 105%
Contains more Iron +93.9%
Contains more Potassium +16.2%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Zinc +214.6%
Contains less Sodium -90.1%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.8%
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
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Fajita
Contains more Vitamin E +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +350%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +107.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1
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% 0% 7% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 304% 4% 6%
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 E +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +350%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +107.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1
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
48
Brisket
31
Fajita
Mineral Summary Score
45
Brisket
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
124%
Brisket
111%
Fajita
Carbohydrates
0%
Brisket
2%
Fajita
Fats
34%
Brisket
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.
Brisket Fajita
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brisket 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 - 0.994g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fajita
Fajita is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brisket
Brisket contains less Sodium (difference - 720mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brisket
Brisket 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 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 Brisket Fajita Opinion
Calories 155 135 Brisket
Protein 20.72 18.56 Brisket
Fats 7.37 5.73 Brisket
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 2.23 Fajita
Cholesterol 62 88 Brisket
Vitamin D
Iron 1.92 0.99 Brisket
Calcium 5 13 Fajita
Potassium 330 284 Brisket
Magnesium 23 22 Brisket
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.03 Brisket
Zinc 4.31 1.37 Brisket
Starch
Phosphorus 201 277 Fajita
Sodium 79 799 Brisket
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.32 0.22 Brisket
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.1
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.213 Fajita
Vitamin B3 3.94 4.779 Fajita
Vitamin B5 0.35 0.726 Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.42 0.387 Brisket
Vitamin B12 2.43 0.54 Brisket
Vitamin K 1.3 0.2 Brisket
Folate 7 4 Brisket
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 2.59 1.596 Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 3.46 2.333 Brisket
Polyunsaturated fat 0.23 1.089 Fajita
Tryptophan 0.232 0.2 Brisket
Threonine 0.905 0.452 Brisket
Isoleucine 0.931 0.813 Brisket
Leucine 1.637 1.56 Brisket
Lysine 1.724 1.857 Fajita
Methionine 0.53 0.552 Fajita
Phenylalanine 0.809 0.763 Brisket
Valine 1.008 0.847 Brisket
Histidine 0.709 0.68 Brisket
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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. Brisket - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168607/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.