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Ground meat vs Fajita - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ground meat and Fajita different?

  • Ground meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, and Copper, while Fajita is higher in Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6.
  • Ground meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 81% more than Fajita.
  • Ground meat contains 4 times more Zinc than Fajita. Ground meat contains 5.84mg of Zinc, while Fajita contains 1.37mg.
  • Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat.

Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen types were used 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
Contains more Calcium +153.8%
Contains more Iron +129.3%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Zinc +326.3%
Contains more Copper +163.3%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.9%
Contains more Potassium +17.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10%
Contains more Calcium +153.8%
Contains more Iron +129.3%
Contains less Sodium -90.9%
Contains more Zinc +326.3%
Contains more Copper +163.3%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.9%
Contains more Potassium +17.8%

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
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Fajita
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +361.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1350%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +361.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +1350%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.4%

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.
Ground meat Fajita
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Fajita Opinion
Net carbs 0g 2.23g Fajita
Protein 23.87g 18.56g Ground meat
Fats 15.37g 5.73g Ground meat
Carbs 0g 2.23g Fajita
Calories 241kcal 135kcal Ground meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 13mg Ground meat
Iron 2.27mg 0.99mg Ground meat
Magnesium 17mg 22mg Fajita
Phosphorus 166mg 277mg Fajita
Potassium 241mg 284mg Fajita
Sodium 73mg 799mg Ground meat
Zinc 5.84mg 1.37mg Ground meat
Copper 0.079mg 0.03mg Ground meat
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.22mg Fajita
Vitamin D 2IU IU Ground meat
Vitamin D 0µg µg Ground meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.1mg Fajita
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.213mg Fajita
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 4.779mg Fajita
Vitamin B5 0.512mg 0.726mg Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.387mg Fajita
Folate 7µg 4µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 0.54µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9µg 0.2µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.2mg Fajita
Threonine 0.923mg 0.452mg Ground meat
Isoleucine 1.055mg 0.813mg Ground meat
Leucine 1.861mg 1.56mg Ground meat
Lysine 1.976mg 1.857mg Ground meat
Methionine 0.614mg 0.552mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.763mg Ground meat
Valine 1.172mg 0.847mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.775mg 0.68mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 88mg 88mg
Trans Fat 1.173g g Fajita
Saturated Fat 6.073g 1.596g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 2.333g Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 1.089g Fajita

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground meat Fajita
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
46
Ground meat
31
Fajita
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
44
Fajita

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
143%
Ground meat
111%
Fajita
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
2%
Fajita
Fats
71%
Ground meat
26%
Fajita

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 726mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.477g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fajita
Fajita is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.