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Pico de gallo vs. Cocktail sauce — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pico de gallo and Cocktail sauce different?

  • Cocktail sauce is higher than Pico de gallo in Iron, and Vitamin C.
  • Cocktail sauce covers your daily need of Sodium 22% more than Pico de gallo.

PACE, Pico De Gallo and Sauce, cocktail, ready-to-serve 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -52.3%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 62% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 32% 13% 13% 28% 129% 11% 37% 20% 12%
Contains less Sodium -52.3%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Iron +∞%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +205.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 13% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 22% 22% 0% 39% 6% 11% 16% 5% 19% 13% 0% 6% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +205.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +34%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +200.9%
Contains more Other +41.2%
9% 88% 3%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 9.38 g
Water: 88 g
Other: 2.62 g
28% 66% 4%
Protein: 1.36 g
Fats: 1.05 g
Carbs: 28.22 g
Water: 65.67 g
Other: 3.7 g
Contains more Water +34%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Carbs +200.9%
Contains more Other +41.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pico de gallo Cocktail sauce Opinion
Net carbs 9.38g 26.42g Cocktail sauce
Protein 0g 1.36g Cocktail sauce
Fats 0g 1.05g Cocktail sauce
Carbs 9.38g 28.22g Cocktail sauce
Calories 31kcal 124kcal Cocktail sauce
Sugar 6.25g 11.83g Pico de gallo
Fiber 1.8g Cocktail sauce
Calcium 0mg 26mg Cocktail sauce
Iron 0mg 0.83mg Cocktail sauce
Magnesium 17mg Cocktail sauce
Phosphorus 30mg Cocktail sauce
Potassium 309mg Cocktail sauce
Sodium 469mg 983mg Pico de gallo
Zinc 0.38mg Cocktail sauce
Copper 0.111mg Cocktail sauce
Manganese 0.148mg Cocktail sauce
Selenium 2.2µg Cocktail sauce
Vitamin A 313IU 359IU Cocktail sauce
Vitamin A RAE 18µg Cocktail sauce
Vitamin E 1.08mg Cocktail sauce
Vitamin C 3.8mg 11.6mg Cocktail sauce
Vitamin B1 0.021mg Cocktail sauce
Vitamin B2 0.047mg Cocktail sauce
Vitamin B3 0.82mg Cocktail sauce
Vitamin B5 0.068mg Cocktail sauce
Vitamin B6 0.08mg Cocktail sauce
Folate 17µg Cocktail sauce
Choline 11mg Cocktail sauce
Vitamin K 4.4µg Cocktail sauce

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pico de gallo Cocktail sauce
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
2%
Pico de gallo
13%
Cocktail sauce
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
6%
Pico de gallo
30%
Cocktail sauce

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pico de gallo
Pico de gallo is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.58g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pico de gallo
Pico de gallo contains less Sodium (difference - 514mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cocktail sauce
Cocktail sauce is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cocktail sauce
Cocktail sauce is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Saturated Fat?
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The foods are relatively equal in Saturated Fat (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Cocktail sauce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174067/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.