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Chicken meat vs Fajita - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chicken meat and Fajita

  • Chicken meat has more Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Zinc, however Fajita has more Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Fajita's daily need coverage for Sodium is 31% more.
  • Chicken meat has 2 times more Saturated Fat than Fajita. Chicken meat has 3.79g of Saturated Fat, while Fajita has 1.596g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Zinc +41.6%
Contains more Copper +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.2%
Contains more Potassium +27.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Zinc +41.6%
Contains more Copper +120%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.2%
Contains more Potassium +27.4%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +77.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.9%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +80%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.387
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 3% 68% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +77.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.9%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +80%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.387

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.
Chicken meat Fajita
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Fajita Opinion
Net carbs 0g 2.23g Fajita
Protein 27.3g 18.56g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 5.73g Chicken meat
Carbs 0g 2.23g Fajita
Calories 239kcal 135kcal Chicken meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 13mg Chicken meat
Iron 1.26mg 0.99mg Chicken meat
Magnesium 23mg 22mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 182mg 277mg Fajita
Potassium 223mg 284mg Fajita
Sodium 82mg 799mg Chicken meat
Zinc 1.94mg 1.37mg Chicken meat
Copper 0.066mg 0.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin A 161IU 0IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.22mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU IU Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0µg µg Chicken meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.1mg Fajita
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.213mg Fajita
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 4.779mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.387mg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg 4µg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0.54µg Fajita
Vitamin K 2.4µg 0.2µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.2mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 0.452mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg 0.813mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 1.56mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg 1.857mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726mg 0.552mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 0.763mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg 0.847mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg 0.68mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 88mg 88mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.79g 1.596g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 2.333g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 1.089g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chicken meat Fajita
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
36
Chicken meat
31
Fajita
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
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
164%
Chicken meat
111%
Fajita
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
2%
Fajita
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
26%
Fajita

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.194g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fajita
Fajita is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 717mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
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.

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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.