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Fajita vs Brisket - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Fajita and Brisket?

  • Fajita is richer in Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B3, yet Brisket is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, and Copper.
  • Brisket's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 79% higher.
  • Fajita has 10 times more Sodium than Brisket. Fajita has 799mg of Sodium, while Brisket has 79mg.

We used USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen and Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw types in this comparison.

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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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Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.8%
Contains more Iron +93.9%
Contains more Potassium +16.2%
Contains less Sodium -90.1%
Contains more Zinc +214.6%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
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% 72% 17% 87% 30% 11% 118% 27%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.8%
Contains more Iron +93.9%
Contains more Potassium +16.2%
Contains less Sodium -90.1%
Contains more Zinc +214.6%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 23

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
3
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +107.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +45.5%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +350%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42
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 0% 7% 0% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 6% 304% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +107.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +45.5%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +350%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42

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 Brisket
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 Brisket Opinion
Net carbs 2.23g 0g Fajita
Protein 18.56g 20.72g Brisket
Fats 5.73g 7.37g Brisket
Carbs 2.23g 0g Fajita
Calories 135kcal 155kcal Brisket
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 13mg 5mg Fajita
Iron 0.99mg 1.92mg Brisket
Magnesium 22mg 23mg Brisket
Phosphorus 277mg 201mg Fajita
Potassium 284mg 330mg Brisket
Sodium 799mg 79mg Brisket
Zinc 1.37mg 4.31mg Brisket
Copper 0.03mg 0.08mg Brisket
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.32mg Brisket
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.1mg
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.17mg Fajita
Vitamin B3 4.779mg 3.94mg Fajita
Vitamin B5 0.726mg 0.35mg Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.387mg 0.42mg Brisket
Folate 4µg 7µg Brisket
Vitamin B12 0.54µg 2.43µg Brisket
Vitamin K 0.2µg 1.3µg Brisket
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.232mg Brisket
Threonine 0.452mg 0.905mg Brisket
Isoleucine 0.813mg 0.931mg Brisket
Leucine 1.56mg 1.637mg Brisket
Lysine 1.857mg 1.724mg Fajita
Methionine 0.552mg 0.53mg Fajita
Phenylalanine 0.763mg 0.809mg Brisket
Valine 0.847mg 1.008mg Brisket
Histidine 0.68mg 0.709mg Brisket
Cholesterol 88mg 62mg Brisket
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.596g 2.59g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 2.333g 3.46g Brisket
Polyunsaturated fat 1.089g 0.23g Fajita

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fajita Brisket
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
48
Brisket
Mineral Summary Score
44
Fajita
45
Brisket

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
124%
Brisket
Carbohydrates
2%
Fajita
0%
Brisket
Fats
26%
Fajita
34%
Brisket

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.994g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fajita
Fajita is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brisket
Brisket contains less Sodium (difference - 720mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brisket
Brisket 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. Brisket - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168607/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.