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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 Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +162.6%
Contains more Potassium +12%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Zinc +360.6%
Contains more Copper +183.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.9%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +162.6%
Contains more Potassium +12%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Zinc +360.6%
Contains more Copper +183.3%
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
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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 Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +388.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.658
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
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 Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +388.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +500%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.658
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382

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 Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fajita Beef Opinion
Net carbs 2.23g 0g Fajita
Protein 18.56g 25.93g Beef
Fats 5.73g 15.41g Beef
Carbs 2.23g 0g Fajita
Calories 135kcal 250kcal Beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 13mg 18mg Beef
Iron 0.99mg 2.6mg Beef
Magnesium 22mg 21mg Fajita
Phosphorus 277mg 198mg Fajita
Potassium 284mg 318mg Beef
Sodium 799mg 72mg Beef
Zinc 1.37mg 6.31mg Beef
Copper 0.03mg 0.085mg Beef
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Beef
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.12mg Fajita
Vitamin D IU 2IU Beef
Vitamin D µg 0µg Beef
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.046mg Fajita
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.176mg Fajita
Vitamin B3 4.779mg 5.378mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.726mg 0.658mg Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.387mg 0.382mg Fajita
Folate 4µg 9µg Beef
Vitamin B12 0.54µg 2.64µg Beef
Vitamin K 0.2µg 1.2µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.094mg Fajita
Threonine 0.452mg 0.72mg Beef
Isoleucine 0.813mg 0.822mg Beef
Leucine 1.56mg 1.45mg Fajita
Lysine 1.857mg 1.54mg Fajita
Methionine 0.552mg 0.478mg Fajita
Phenylalanine 0.763mg 0.725mg Fajita
Valine 0.847mg 0.914mg Beef
Histidine 0.68mg 0.604mg Fajita
Cholesterol 88mg 88mg
Trans Fat g 0.572g Fajita
Saturated Fat 1.596g 5.895g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 2.333g 6.668g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 1.089g 0.484g Fajita

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Fajita Beef
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
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

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 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.
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

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.