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Fajita vs Beefsteak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Fajita and Beefsteak?

  • Fajita is higher in Phosphorus, yet Beefsteak is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Copper.
  • Beefsteak's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 90% more.
  • Fajita has 15 times more Sodium than Beefsteak. While Fajita has 799mg of Sodium, Beefsteak has only 55mg.

We used USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen and Beef, loin, top sirloin cap steak, boneless, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, raw types in this article.

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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 +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Contains more Iron +102%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Zinc +286.9%
Contains more Copper +163.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 75% 18% 95% 34% 8% 145% 27%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.9%
Contains more Iron +102%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Zinc +286.9%
Contains more Copper +163.3%

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +398.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +650%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.048
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% 0% 3% 0% 19% 42% 95% 0% 126% 3% 337% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +398.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +650%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.048

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 Beefsteak
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fajita Beefsteak Opinion
Net carbs 2.23g 0g Fajita
Protein 18.56g 21.38g Beefsteak
Fats 5.73g 5.36g Fajita
Carbs 2.23g 0g Fajita
Calories 135kcal 134kcal Fajita
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 13mg 5mg Fajita
Iron 0.99mg 2mg Beefsteak
Magnesium 22mg 25mg Beefsteak
Phosphorus 277mg 220mg Fajita
Potassium 284mg 375mg Beefsteak
Sodium 799mg 55mg Beefsteak
Zinc 1.37mg 5.3mg Beefsteak
Copper 0.03mg 0.079mg Beefsteak
Vitamin A 0IU 6IU Beefsteak
Vitamin E 0.22mg mg Fajita
Vitamin D IU 3IU Beefsteak
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Beefsteak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.075mg Fajita
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.182mg Fajita
Vitamin B3 4.779mg 5.048mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B5 0.726mg mg Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.387mg 0.543mg Beefsteak
Folate 4µg 3µg Fajita
Vitamin B12 0.54µg 2.69µg Beefsteak
Vitamin K 0.2µg 1.5µg Beefsteak
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.262mg Beefsteak
Threonine 0.452mg 1.099mg Beefsteak
Isoleucine 0.813mg 1.09mg Beefsteak
Leucine 1.56mg 2.011mg Beefsteak
Lysine 1.857mg 2.247mg Beefsteak
Methionine 0.552mg 0.621mg Beefsteak
Phenylalanine 0.763mg 0.931mg Beefsteak
Valine 0.847mg 1.152mg Beefsteak
Histidine 0.68mg 0.868mg Beefsteak
Cholesterol 88mg 67mg Beefsteak
Trans Fat g 0.253g Fajita
Saturated Fat 1.596g 1.875g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 2.333g 2.354g Beefsteak
Polyunsaturated fat 1.089g 0.189g Fajita

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Fajita Beefsteak
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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
Beefsteak
Mineral Summary Score
44
Fajita
50
Beefsteak

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
128%
Beefsteak
Carbohydrates
2%
Fajita
0%
Beefsteak
Fats
26%
Fajita
25%
Beefsteak

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.279g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fajita
Fajita is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 744mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak 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 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. Beefsteak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172173/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.