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Fajita vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Fajita and Beef

  • Fajita has more Phosphorus, while Beef has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Selenium, and Copper.
  • Beef's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 88% higher.
  • Beef contains 11 times less Sodium than Fajita. Fajita contains 799mg of Sodium, while Beef contains 72mg.

The food types used in this comparison are USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled.

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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
Fajita
2
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6
Beef
Contains more Phosphorus +39.9%
Contains more Iron +162.6%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Potassium +12%
Contains more Copper +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +360.6%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 4% 26% 16% 10% 38% 119% 105%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.9%
Contains more Iron +162.6%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Potassium +12%
Contains more Copper +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +360.6%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Equal in Magnesium - 21

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
Fajita
5
:
6
Beef
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +388.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Folate +125%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.658
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 68% 1% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +388.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Contains more Folate +125%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.658
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382

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
31
Fajita
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
44
Fajita
55
Beef

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
111%
Fajita
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
2%
Fajita
0%
Beef
Fats
26%
Fajita
71%
Beef

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

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Fajita Beef
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 Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.299g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fajita
Fajita is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 727mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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 Fajita Beef Opinion
Calories 135 250 Beef
Protein 18.56 25.93 Beef
Fats 5.73 15.41 Beef
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 2.23 0 Fajita
Cholesterol 88 88
Vitamin D 2 Beef
Iron 0.99 2.6 Beef
Calcium 13 18 Beef
Potassium 284 318 Beef
Magnesium 22 21 Fajita
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.03 0.085 Beef
Zinc 1.37 6.31 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 277 198 Fajita
Sodium 799 72 Beef
Vitamin A 0 9 Beef
Vitamin E 0.22 0.12 Fajita
Vitamin D 0 Beef
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.046 Fajita
Vitamin B2 0.213 0.176 Fajita
Vitamin B3 4.779 5.378 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.726 0.658 Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.387 0.382 Fajita
Vitamin B12 0.54 2.64 Beef
Vitamin K 0.2 1.2 Beef
Folate 4 9 Beef
Trans Fat 0.572 Fajita
Saturated Fat 1.596 5.895 Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 2.333 6.668 Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 1.089 0.484 Fajita
Tryptophan 0.2 0.094 Fajita
Threonine 0.452 0.72 Beef
Isoleucine 0.813 0.822 Beef
Leucine 1.56 1.45 Fajita
Lysine 1.857 1.54 Fajita
Methionine 0.552 0.478 Fajita
Phenylalanine 0.763 0.725 Fajita
Valine 0.847 0.914 Beef
Histidine 0.68 0.604 Fajita
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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. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.