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Ground chicken vs. Fajita — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Ground chicken and Fajita?

  • Ground chicken is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Vitamin B2, yet Fajita is richer in Phosphorus.
  • Fajita's daily need coverage for Sodium is 31% higher.
  • Ground chicken has 2 times more Potassium than Fajita. Ground chicken has 677mg of Potassium, while Fajita has 284mg.
  • Fajita contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned and USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Potassium +138.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.6%
Contains more Zinc +40.1%
Contains more Copper +106.7%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains more Manganese +312.5%
Contains more Selenium +16.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.99
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 35% 20% 101% 60% 10% 53% 21% 3% 78%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10% 9% 92%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Potassium +138.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.6%
Contains more Zinc +40.1%
Contains more Copper +106.7%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains more Manganese +312.5%
Contains more Selenium +16.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.99

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.
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Fajita
Contains more Vitamin E +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39%
Contains more Vitamin K +950%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Choline +14.9%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.54
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% 8% 0% 0% 31% 70% 134% 80% 125% 2% 64% 33% 6%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39%
Contains more Vitamin K +950%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Choline +14.9%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.54

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +25.4%
Contains more Fats +90.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +227.3%
Equal in Water - 70.6
23% 11% 65%
Protein: 23.28 g
Fats: 10.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.92 g
Other: 0.88 g
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
Contains more Protein +25.4%
Contains more Fats +90.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +227.3%
Equal in Water - 70.6

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +109.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +91%
Contains less Saturated Fat -48.7%
31% 48% 21%
Saturated Fat: 3.11 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.879 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.08 g
32% 46% 22%
Saturated Fat: 1.596 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.333 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.089 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +109.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +91%
Contains less Saturated Fat -48.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground chicken Fajita Opinion
Net carbs 0g 2.23g Fajita
Protein 23.28g 18.56g Ground chicken
Fats 10.92g 5.73g Ground chicken
Carbs 0g 2.23g Fajita
Calories 189kcal 135kcal Ground chicken
Calcium 8mg 13mg Fajita
Iron 0.93mg 0.99mg Fajita
Magnesium 28mg 22mg Ground chicken
Phosphorus 234mg 277mg Fajita
Potassium 677mg 284mg Ground chicken
Sodium 75mg 799mg Ground chicken
Zinc 1.92mg 1.37mg Ground chicken
Copper 0.062mg 0.03mg Ground chicken
Manganese 0.016mg 0.066mg Fajita
Selenium 14.3µg 16.7µg Fajita
Vitamin E 0.39mg 0.22mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B1 0.121mg 0.1mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B2 0.302mg 0.213mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B3 7.107mg 4.779mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B5 1.327mg 0.726mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B6 0.538mg 0.387mg Ground chicken
Folate 2µg 4µg Fajita
Vitamin B12 0.51µg 0.54µg Fajita
Choline 59mg 67.8mg Fajita
Vitamin K 2.1µg 0.2µg Ground chicken
Tryptophan 0.196mg 0.2mg Fajita
Threonine 0.97mg 0.452mg Ground chicken
Isoleucine 1.06mg 0.813mg Ground chicken
Leucine 1.816mg 1.56mg Ground chicken
Lysine 2.014mg 1.857mg Ground chicken
Methionine 0.596mg 0.552mg Ground chicken
Phenylalanine 0.912mg 0.763mg Ground chicken
Valine 1.102mg 0.847mg Ground chicken
Histidine 0.706mg 0.68mg Ground chicken
Cholesterol 107mg 88mg Fajita
Trans Fat 0.087g Fajita
Saturated Fat 3.11g 1.596g Fajita
Omega-3 - DHA 0.031g 0g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - EPA 0.008g 0g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - DPA 0.016g 0.007g Ground chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 4.879g 2.333g Ground chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 2.08g 1.089g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.015g 0.01g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.787g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.02g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - ALA 0.081g Ground chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground chicken Fajita
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
42%
Ground chicken
31%
Fajita
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Ground chicken
45%
Fajita

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 724mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.514g)
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.

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. Ground chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171117/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.