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Fajita vs Steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Fajita and Steak

  • Fajita has more Phosphorus, however Steak is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Copper.
  • Steak covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 69% more than Fajita.
  • Steak has 14 times less Sodium than Fajita. Fajita has 799mg of Sodium, while Steak has 58mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled.

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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
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5
Steak
Contains more Phosphorus +69.9%
Contains more Iron +142.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Zinc +362.8%
Contains more Copper +183.3%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Potassium - 279
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.9%
Contains more Iron +142.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Zinc +362.8%
Contains more Copper +183.3%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Potassium - 279

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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8
Steak
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.2%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +307.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.149
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 2% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.2%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +307.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.149

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fajita Steak Opinion
Net carbs 2.23g 0g Fajita
Protein 18.56g 24.85g Steak
Fats 5.73g 19.02g Steak
Carbs 2.23g 0g Fajita
Calories 135kcal 271kcal Steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 13mg 12mg Fajita
Iron 0.99mg 2.4mg Steak
Magnesium 22mg 23mg Steak
Phosphorus 277mg 163mg Fajita
Potassium 284mg 279mg Fajita
Sodium 799mg 58mg Steak
Zinc 1.37mg 6.34mg Steak
Copper 0.03mg 0.085mg Steak
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Steak
Vitamin E 0.22mg mg Fajita
Vitamin D IU 6IU Steak
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.074mg Fajita
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.301mg Steak
Vitamin B3 4.779mg 5.149mg Steak
Vitamin B5 0.726mg mg Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.387mg 0.5mg Steak
Folate 4µg 6µg Steak
Vitamin B12 0.54µg 2.2µg Steak
Vitamin K 0.2µg 1.6µg Steak
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.278mg Steak
Threonine 0.452mg 1.171mg Steak
Isoleucine 0.813mg 1.157mg Steak
Leucine 1.56mg 2.142mg Steak
Lysine 1.857mg 2.38mg Steak
Methionine 0.552mg 0.672mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.763mg 0.997mg Steak
Valine 0.847mg 1.242mg Steak
Histidine 0.68mg 0.931mg Steak
Cholesterol 88mg 78mg Steak
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.596g 8.443g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 2.333g 9.171g Steak
Polyunsaturated fat 1.089g 0.896g Fajita

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fajita Steak
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
49
Steak
Mineral Summary Score
44
Fajita
52
Steak

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
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
2%
Fajita
0%
Steak
Fats
26%
Fajita
88%
Steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 741mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Steak
Steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.847g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fajita
Fajita is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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.

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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.