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Fajita vs. Pork shoulder — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Fajita and Pork shoulder

  • Fajita has more Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3, while Pork shoulder has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B12, and Copper.
  • Pork shoulder covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 56% more than Fajita.
  • Fajita contains 12 times more Sodium than Pork shoulder. While Fajita contains 799mg of Sodium, Pork shoulder contains only 65mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen and Pork, fresh, shoulder, whole, separable lean and fat, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.2%
Contains more Manganese +500%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -91.9%
Contains more Zinc +97.1%
Contains more Copper +180%
Contains more Selenium +52.7%
Equal in Iron - 1.05
Equal in Potassium - 302
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10% 9% 92%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 40% 13% 78% 27% 9% 74% 28% 2% 140%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.2%
Contains more Manganese +500%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -91.9%
Contains more Zinc +97.1%
Contains more Copper +180%
Contains more Selenium +52.7%
Equal in Iron - 1.05
Equal in Potassium - 302

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Fajita
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Contains more Vitamin E +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.2%
Contains more Choline +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +667%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.1%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +37%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.719
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 3% 68% 37% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 4% 51% 3% 192% 64% 72% 44% 81% 4% 93% 34% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.2%
Contains more Choline +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +667%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.1%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +37%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.719

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +10.3%
Contains more Other +255.6%
Contains more Fats +214%
Equal in Protein - 17.18
Equal in Water - 64.02
19% 6% 2% 71% 3%
Protein: 18.56 g
Fats: 5.73 g
Carbs: 2.23 g
Water: 70.6 g
Other: 2.88 g
17% 18% 64%
Protein: 17.18 g
Fats: 17.99 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.02 g
Other: 0.81 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +10.3%
Contains more Other +255.6%
Contains more Fats +214%
Equal in Protein - 17.18
Equal in Water - 64.02

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +243.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76.3%
32% 46% 22%
Saturated Fat: 1.596 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.333 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.089 g
39% 50% 12%
Saturated Fat: 6.24 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.01 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.92 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +243.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Fajita Pork shoulder
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fajita Pork shoulder Opinion
Net carbs 2.23g 0g Fajita
Protein 18.56g 17.18g Fajita
Fats 5.73g 17.99g Pork shoulder
Carbs 2.23g 0g Fajita
Calories 135kcal 236kcal Pork shoulder
Calcium 13mg 15mg Pork shoulder
Iron 0.99mg 1.05mg Pork shoulder
Magnesium 22mg 18mg Fajita
Phosphorus 277mg 182mg Fajita
Potassium 284mg 302mg Pork shoulder
Sodium 799mg 65mg Pork shoulder
Zinc 1.37mg 2.7mg Pork shoulder
Copper 0.03mg 0.084mg Pork shoulder
Manganese 0.066mg 0.011mg Fajita
Selenium 16.7µg 25.5µg Pork shoulder
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork shoulder
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Pork shoulder
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.19mg Fajita
Vitamin D 70IU Pork shoulder
Vitamin D 1.7µg Pork shoulder
Vitamin C 0mg 0.7mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.767mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.275mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B3 4.779mg 3.833mg Fajita
Vitamin B5 0.726mg 0.719mg Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.387mg 0.348mg Fajita
Folate 4µg 5µg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B12 0.54µg 0.74µg Pork shoulder
Choline 67.8mg 60.6mg Fajita
Vitamin K 0.2µg 0µg Fajita
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.208mg Pork shoulder
Threonine 0.452mg 0.768mg Pork shoulder
Isoleucine 0.813mg 0.781mg Fajita
Leucine 1.56mg 1.36mg Fajita
Lysine 1.857mg 1.531mg Fajita
Methionine 0.552mg 0.441mg Fajita
Phenylalanine 0.763mg 0.681mg Fajita
Valine 0.847mg 0.921mg Pork shoulder
Histidine 0.68mg 0.656mg Fajita
Cholesterol 88mg 71mg Pork shoulder
Saturated Fat 1.596g 6.24g Fajita
Omega-3 - DPA 0.007g 0g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 2.333g 8.01g Pork shoulder
Polyunsaturated fat 1.089g 1.92g Pork shoulder
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.01g Fajita

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Fajita Pork shoulder
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
31%
Fajita
49%
Pork shoulder
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
45%
Fajita
41%
Pork shoulder

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder contains less Sodium (difference - 734mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.644g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pork shoulder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167843/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.