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Burrito vs Taco salad - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Burrito and Taco salad

  • Burrito has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, and Copper, while Taco salad has more Zinc.
  • Burrito covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 20% more than Taco salad.
  • Burrito contains 5 times more Selenium than Taco salad. While Burrito contains 10.1µg of Selenium, Taco salad contains only 2.2µg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Burrito is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fast foods, burrito, with beans and Fast foods, taco salad.

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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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Contains more Iron +80.9%
Contains more Potassium +43.3%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Copper +54%
Contains more Calcium +86.5%
Contains more Zinc +94.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +60%
Contains less Sodium -15.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 78% 16% 27% 29% 58% 20% 20% 60%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 30% 19% 19% 38% 38% 31% 51%
Contains more Iron +80.9%
Contains more Potassium +43.3%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Copper +54%
Contains more Calcium +86.5%
Contains more Zinc +94.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +60%
Contains less Sodium -15.2%

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +94.1%
Equal in Folate - 42
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 6% 18% 0% 0% 13% 42% 24% 41% 26% 40% 0% 32%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +94.1%
Equal in Folate - 42

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
20
Taco salad
Mineral Summary Score
38
Burrito
33
Taco salad

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
40%
Taco salad
Carbohydrates
33%
Burrito
12%
Taco salad
Fats
29%
Burrito
34%
Taco salad

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 salad
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Burrito Taco salad
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 salad
Taco salad contains less Sodium (difference - 69mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taco salad
Taco salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 37)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Burrito
Burrito is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Burrito
Burrito is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.272g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.
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 Burrito Taco salad Opinion
Calories 206 141 Burrito
Protein 6.48 6.68 Taco salad
Fats 6.22 7.46 Taco salad
Vitamin C 0.9 1.8 Taco salad
Carbs 32.92 11.91 Burrito
Cholesterol 2 22 Burrito
Vitamin D
Iron 2.08 1.15 Burrito
Calcium 52 97 Taco salad
Potassium 301 210 Burrito
Magnesium 40 26 Burrito
Sugar
Fiber
Copper 0.174 0.113 Burrito
Zinc 0.7 1.36 Taco salad
Starch
Phosphorus 45 72 Taco salad
Sodium 454 385 Taco salad
Vitamin A 153 297 Taco salad
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.29 0.05 Burrito
Vitamin B2 0.28 0.18 Burrito
Vitamin B3 1.87 1.24 Burrito
Vitamin B5 0.92 0.68 Burrito
Vitamin B6 0.14 0.11 Burrito
Vitamin B12 0.5 0.32 Burrito
Vitamin K
Folate 40 42 Taco salad
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.174 3.446 Burrito
Monounsaturated Fat 2.184 2.606 Taco salad
Polyunsaturated fat 0.551 0.883 Taco salad
Tryptophan 0.079 0.075 Burrito
Threonine 0.244 0.254 Taco salad
Isoleucine 0.27 0.311 Taco salad
Leucine 0.504 0.549 Taco salad
Lysine 0.343 0.486 Taco salad
Methionine 0.107 0.145 Taco salad
Phenylalanine 0.351 0.277 Burrito
Valine 0.319 0.343 Taco salad
Histidine 0.172 0.201 Taco salad
Fructose

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

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.