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Caesar salad vs Pizza - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Caesar salad and Pizza?

  • Caesar salad has more Selenium, and Vitamin B2 than Pizza.
  • Caesar salad's daily need coverage for Selenium is 21% higher.
  • Pizza has 2 times less Vitamin B2 than Caesar salad. Caesar salad has 0.297mg of Vitamin B2, while Pizza has 0.195mg.
  • Caesar salad is lower in Sodium.

We used LITTLE CAESARS 14" Original Round Cheese Pizza, Regular Crust and Fast Food, Pizza Chain, 14" pizza, cheese topping, regular crust 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
Contains more Calcium +23.9%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +20%
Contains more Zinc +20.1%
Contains less Sodium -24.1%
Equal in Iron - 2.48
Equal in Potassium - 172
Equal in Phosphorus - 216
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 88% 70% 15% 20% 42% 44% 99% 60%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 93% 57% 16% 18% 35% 37% 93% 78%
Contains more Calcium +23.9%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +20%
Contains more Zinc +20.1%
Contains less Sodium -24.1%
Equal in Iron - 2.48
Equal in Potassium - 172
Equal in Phosphorus - 216

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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Pizza
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 358
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.39
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.42
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 22% 13% 0% 95% 69% 61% 27% 0% 50% 15% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 5% 22% 17% 0% 98% 45% 72% 0% 19% 53% 17% 70%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +13.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 358
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.39
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.42

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
29
Caesar salad
35
Pizza
Mineral Summary Score
55
Caesar salad
53
Pizza

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
80%
Caesar salad
68%
Pizza
Carbohydrates
32%
Caesar salad
33%
Pizza
Fats
44%
Caesar salad
45%
Pizza

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

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Caesar salad Pizza
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 Cholesterol?
Pizza
Pizza is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pizza
Pizza is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.44g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pizza
Pizza is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Caesar salad
Caesar salad contains less Sodium (difference - 144mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Caesar salad
Caesar salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.259g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Caesar salad
Caesar salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
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 Caesar salad Pizza Opinion
Calories 265 266 Pizza
Protein 13.39 11.39 Caesar salad
Fats 9.54 9.69 Pizza
Vitamin C 0 1.4 Pizza
Carbs 31.5 33.33 Pizza
Cholesterol 24 17 Pizza
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 2.34 2.48 Pizza
Calcium 233 188 Caesar salad
Potassium 170 172 Pizza
Magnesium 28 24 Caesar salad
Sugar 4.02 3.58 Pizza
Fiber 1.7 2.3 Pizza
Copper 0.126 0.105 Caesar salad
Zinc 1.61 1.34 Caesar salad
Starch 25.29 26.95 Pizza
Phosphorus 231 216 Caesar salad
Sodium 454 598 Caesar salad
Vitamin A 360 358 Caesar salad
Vitamin E 0.61 0.83 Pizza
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.377 0.39 Pizza
Vitamin B2 0.297 0.195 Caesar salad
Vitamin B3 3.237 3.825 Pizza
Vitamin B5 0.447 Caesar salad
Vitamin B6 0.08 Pizza
Vitamin B12 0.4 0.42 Pizza
Vitamin K 5.9 6.7 Pizza
Folate 93 Pizza
Trans Fat 0.241 Caesar salad
Saturated Fat 4.206 4.465 Caesar salad
Monounsaturated Fat 2.38 2.608 Pizza
Polyunsaturated fat 1.461 1.681 Pizza
Tryptophan 0.15 Caesar salad
Threonine 0.393 0.41 Pizza
Isoleucine 0.547 0.564 Pizza
Leucine 1.137 1.139 Pizza
Lysine 0.523 0.77 Pizza
Methionine 0.3 0.264 Caesar salad
Phenylalanine 0.717 0.664 Caesar salad
Valine 0.7 0.72 Pizza
Histidine 0.36 0.355 Caesar salad
Fructose 1.13 1 Caesar salad

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. Caesar salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172047/nutrients
  2. Pizza - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173292/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.