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Fajita vs Ham - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Fajita and Ham?

  • Fajita is higher in Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5, yet Ham is higher in Vitamin B1, Zinc, Iron, Copper, and Selenium.
  • Ham's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 54% more.
  • Fajita has 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Ham. While Fajita has 0.726mg of Vitamin B5, Ham has only 0.403mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Ham is lower.

We used USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen and Pork, cured, ham, boneless, extra lean (approximately 5% fat), roasted 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
Fajita
4
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4
Ham
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.6%
Contains more Iron +49.5%
Contains more Zinc +110.2%
Contains more Copper +163.3%
Equal in Potassium - 287
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 56% 10% 85% 26% 157% 79% 27%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.6%
Contains more Iron +49.5%
Contains more Zinc +110.2%
Contains more Copper +163.3%
Equal in Potassium - 287

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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5
Ham
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.1%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +654%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.202
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4
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% 5% 24% 0% 189% 47% 76% 25% 93% 3% 82% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.1%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +654%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.202
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fajita Ham Opinion
Net carbs 2.23g 1.5g Fajita
Protein 18.56g 20.93g Ham
Fats 5.73g 5.53g Fajita
Carbs 2.23g 1.5g Fajita
Calories 135kcal 145kcal Ham
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 13mg 8mg Fajita
Iron 0.99mg 1.48mg Ham
Magnesium 22mg 14mg Fajita
Phosphorus 277mg 196mg Fajita
Potassium 284mg 287mg Ham
Sodium 799mg 1203mg Fajita
Zinc 1.37mg 2.88mg Ham
Copper 0.03mg 0.079mg Ham
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.25mg Ham
Vitamin D IU 32IU Ham
Vitamin D µg 0.8µg Ham
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.754mg Ham
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.202mg Fajita
Vitamin B3 4.779mg 4.023mg Fajita
Vitamin B5 0.726mg 0.403mg Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.387mg 0.4mg Ham
Folate 4µg 3µg Fajita
Vitamin B12 0.54µg 0.65µg Ham
Vitamin K 0.2µg 0µg Fajita
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.251mg Ham
Threonine 0.452mg 0.931mg Ham
Isoleucine 0.813mg 0.918mg Ham
Leucine 1.56mg 1.661mg Ham
Lysine 1.857mg 1.775mg Fajita
Methionine 0.552mg 0.553mg Ham
Phenylalanine 0.763mg 0.904mg Ham
Valine 0.847mg 0.908mg Ham
Histidine 0.68mg 0.75mg Ham
Cholesterol 88mg 53mg Ham
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.596g 1.81g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 2.333g 2.62g Ham
Polyunsaturated fat 1.089g 0.54g Fajita

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fajita Ham
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
45
Ham
Mineral Summary Score
44
Fajita
55
Ham

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
126%
Ham
Carbohydrates
2%
Fajita
2%
Ham
Fats
26%
Fajita
26%
Ham

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ham
Ham is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fajita
Fajita contains less Sodium (difference - 404mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.214g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fajita
Fajita is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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. Ham - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167871/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.