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Burrito vs Taco - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Burrito and Taco

  • Burrito has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Iron, Copper, and Manganese, however Taco is richer in Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, and Zinc.
  • Burrito's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 20% more.
  • Burrito contains 5 times more Vitamin B2 than Taco. Burrito contains 0.28mg of Vitamin B2, while Taco contains 0.06mg.
  • Burrito contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fast foods, burrito, with beans and Fast foods, taco with beef, cheese and lettuce, hard shell.

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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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4
Taco
Contains more Iron +74.8%
Contains more Potassium +44%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +126%
Contains more Calcium +71.2%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +295.6%
Contains less Sodium -12.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 78% 16% 27% 29% 58% 20% 20% 60%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 27% 19% 23% 26% 48% 77% 52%
Contains more Iron +74.8%
Contains more Potassium +44%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +126%
Contains more Calcium +71.2%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +295.6%
Contains less Sodium -12.6%

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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4
Taco
Contains more Vitamin C +125%
Contains more Vitamin A +16.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.6%
Contains more Folate +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +86%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 10% 0% 0% 73% 65% 36% 56% 33% 63% 0% 30%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 8% 12% 3% 13% 14% 31% 0% 21% 117% 39% 15%
Contains more Vitamin C +125%
Contains more Vitamin A +16.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.6%
Contains more Folate +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +86%

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
30
Burrito
23
Taco
Mineral Summary Score
38
Burrito
39
Taco

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
39%
Burrito
53%
Taco
Carbohydrates
33%
Burrito
20%
Taco
Fats
29%
Burrito
59%
Taco

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.
Burrito Taco
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Burrito Taco
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 contains less Sodium?
Taco
Taco contains less Sodium (difference - 57mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Burrito
Burrito is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Burrito
Burrito is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.9g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Burrito
Burrito is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.21g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Burrito
Burrito is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Burrito
Burrito is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Burrito Taco Opinion
Calories 206 226 Taco
Protein 6.48 8.86 Taco
Fats 6.22 12.7 Taco
Vitamin C 0.9 0.4 Burrito
Carbs 32.92 19.85 Burrito
Cholesterol 2 28 Burrito
Vitamin D 4 Taco
Iron 2.08 1.19 Burrito
Calcium 52 89 Taco
Potassium 301 209 Burrito
Magnesium 40 32 Burrito
Sugar 0.9 Burrito
Fiber 3.9 Taco
Copper 0.174 0.077 Burrito
Zinc 0.7 1.75 Taco
Starch 14.78 Taco
Phosphorus 45 178 Taco
Sodium 454 397 Taco
Vitamin A 153 131 Burrito
Vitamin E 0.6 Taco
Vitamin D 0.1 Taco
Vitamin B1 0.29 0.05 Burrito
Vitamin B2 0.28 0.06 Burrito
Vitamin B3 1.87 1.65 Burrito
Vitamin B5 0.92 Burrito
Vitamin B6 0.14 0.09 Burrito
Vitamin B12 0.5 0.93 Taco
Vitamin K 15.3 Taco
Folate 40 19 Burrito
Trans Fat 0.467 Burrito
Saturated Fat 3.174 4.384 Burrito
Monounsaturated Fat 2.184 4.411 Taco
Polyunsaturated fat 0.551 3.042 Taco
Tryptophan 0.079 Burrito
Threonine 0.244 Burrito
Isoleucine 0.27 Burrito
Leucine 0.504 Burrito
Lysine 0.343 Burrito
Methionine 0.107 Burrito
Phenylalanine 0.351 Burrito
Valine 0.319 Burrito
Histidine 0.172 Burrito
Fructose 0.3 Taco

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. Burrito - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172038/nutrients
  2. Taco - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170689/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.