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Chicken wing vs. Fajita — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chicken wing and Fajita

  • Chicken wing has more Selenium, Polyunsaturated fat, and Monounsaturated Fat, however, Fajita has more Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Phosphorus from Fajita is 22% higher.
  • Fajita has 5 times less Polyunsaturated fat than Chicken wing. Chicken wing has 5.07g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Fajita has 1.089g.
  • Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, wing, meat and skin, cooked, fried, batter 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +53.8%
Contains more Iron +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -59.9%
Contains more Copper +110%
Contains more Selenium +53.9%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +128.9%
Contains more Potassium +105.8%
Equal in Zinc - 1.37
Equal in Manganese - 0.066
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 49% 12% 52% 13% 42% 38% 21% 8% 141%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10% 9% 92%
Contains more Calcium +53.8%
Contains more Iron +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -59.9%
Contains more Copper +110%
Contains more Selenium +53.9%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +128.9%
Contains more Potassium +105.8%
Equal in Zinc - 1.37
Equal in Manganese - 0.066

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 B3 +10.2%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +116%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.779
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.726
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 0% 27% 36% 99% 43% 70% 14% 32% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 3% 68% 37% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.2%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +116%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.779
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.726

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +280.6%
Contains more Carbs +390.6%
Contains more Water +52.8%
Contains more Other +146.2%
Equal in Protein - 18.56
20% 22% 11% 46%
Protein: 19.87 g
Fats: 21.81 g
Carbs: 10.94 g
Water: 46.21 g
Other: 1.17 g
19% 6% 2% 71% 3%
Protein: 18.56 g
Fats: 5.73 g
Carbs: 2.23 g
Water: 70.6 g
Other: 2.88 g
Contains more Fats +280.6%
Contains more Carbs +390.6%
Contains more Water +52.8%
Contains more Other +146.2%
Equal in Protein - 18.56

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +284.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +365.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.6%
29% 45% 26%
Saturated Fat: 5.83 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.96 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.07 g
32% 46% 22%
Saturated Fat: 1.596 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.333 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.089 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +284.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +365.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chicken wing Fajita
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken wing Fajita Opinion
Net carbs 10.64g 2.23g Chicken wing
Protein 19.87g 18.56g Chicken wing
Fats 21.81g 5.73g Chicken wing
Carbs 10.94g 2.23g Chicken wing
Calories 324kcal 135kcal Chicken wing
Fiber 0.3g 0g Chicken wing
Calcium 20mg 13mg Chicken wing
Iron 1.29mg 0.99mg Chicken wing
Magnesium 16mg 22mg Fajita
Phosphorus 121mg 277mg Fajita
Potassium 138mg 284mg Fajita
Sodium 320mg 799mg Chicken wing
Zinc 1.38mg 1.37mg Chicken wing
Copper 0.063mg 0.03mg Chicken wing
Manganese 0.06mg 0.066mg Fajita
Selenium 25.7µg 16.7µg Chicken wing
Vitamin A 113IU 0IU Chicken wing
Vitamin A RAE 34µg 0µg Chicken wing
Vitamin E 0.22mg Fajita
Vitamin B1 0.106mg 0.1mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.213mg Fajita
Vitamin B3 5.265mg 4.779mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B5 0.71mg 0.726mg Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.387mg Fajita
Folate 18µg 4µg Chicken wing
Vitamin B12 0.25µg 0.54µg Fajita
Choline 67.8mg Fajita
Vitamin K 0.2µg Fajita
Tryptophan 0.219mg 0.2mg Chicken wing
Threonine 0.795mg 0.452mg Chicken wing
Isoleucine 0.941mg 0.813mg Chicken wing
Leucine 1.421mg 1.56mg Fajita
Lysine 1.474mg 1.857mg Fajita
Methionine 0.499mg 0.552mg Fajita
Phenylalanine 0.785mg 0.763mg Chicken wing
Valine 0.953mg 0.847mg Chicken wing
Histidine 0.547mg 0.68mg Fajita
Cholesterol 79mg 88mg Chicken wing
Saturated Fat 5.83g 1.596g Fajita
Omega-3 - DHA 0.04g 0g Chicken wing
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Chicken wing
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0.007g Chicken wing
Monounsaturated Fat 8.96g 2.333g Chicken wing
Polyunsaturated fat 5.07g 1.089g Chicken wing
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.01g Fajita

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken wing Fajita
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
25%
Chicken wing
31%
Fajita
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Chicken wing
45%
Fajita

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.234g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing contains less Sodium (difference - 479mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chicken wing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173628/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.