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Fajita vs Pot roast - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Fajita and Pot roast?

  • Fajita is richer in Phosphorus and Vitamin B6, yet Pot roast is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iron and Choline.
  • Pot roast's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 66% higher.
  • Fajita has 17 times more Sodium than Pot roast. Fajita has 799mg of Sodium, while Pot roast has 47mg.

We used USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen and Beef, chuck, arm pot roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, braised 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
3
:
Contains more Potassium +22.9%
Contains more Magnesium +15.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.2%
Contains more Iron +144.4%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Copper +230%
Contains more Zinc +386.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 4% 26% 16% 10% 38% 119% 105%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 91% 5% 21% 14% 33% 182% 75% 7%
Contains more Potassium +22.9%
Contains more Magnesium +15.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +59.2%
Contains more Iron +144.4%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Copper +230%
Contains more Zinc +386.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +131.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +294.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +800%
Contains more Folate +125%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 68% 1% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 11% 6% 15% 40% 77% 35% 66% 267% 5% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +131.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +294.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +800%
Contains more Folate +125%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
31
Fajita
44
Pot roast
Mineral Summary Score
44
Fajita
53
Pot roast

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 the food
Protein
111%
Fajita
174%
Pot roast
Carbohydrates
2%
Fajita
0%
Pot roast
Fats
26%
Fajita
88%
Pot roast

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Fajita Pot roast
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Fajita Pot roast
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pot roast
Pot roast contains less Sodium (difference - 752mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pot roast
Pot roast is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.952g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Fajita Pot roast Opinion
Calories 135 297 Pot roast
Protein 18.56 28.94 Pot roast
Fats 5.73 19.17 Pot roast
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 2.23 0 Fajita
Cholesterol 88 116 Fajita
Vitamin D 8 Pot roast
Iron 0.99 2.42 Pot roast
Calcium 13 16 Pot roast
Potassium 284 231 Fajita
Magnesium 22 19 Fajita
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.03 0.099 Pot roast
Zinc 1.37 6.66 Pot roast
Starch
Phosphorus 277 174 Fajita
Sodium 799 47 Pot roast
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 0.51 Pot roast
Vitamin D 0.2 Pot roast
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.059 Fajita
Vitamin B2 0.213 0.171 Fajita
Vitamin B3 4.779 4.105 Fajita
Vitamin B5 0.726 0.571 Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.387 0.283 Fajita
Vitamin B12 0.54 2.13 Pot roast
Vitamin K 0.2 1.8 Pot roast
Folate 4 9 Pot roast
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.596 7.548 Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 2.333 8.175 Pot roast
Polyunsaturated fat 1.089 0.708 Fajita
Tryptophan 0.2 0.19 Fajita
Threonine 0.452 1.156 Pot roast
Isoleucine 0.813 1.317 Pot roast
Leucine 1.56 2.302 Pot roast
Lysine 1.857 2.446 Pot roast
Methionine 0.552 0.754 Pot roast
Phenylalanine 0.763 1.143 Pot roast
Valine 0.847 1.436 Pot roast
Histidine 0.68 0.924 Pot roast
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pot roast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170213/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.