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Pot roast vs Fajita - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pot roast and Fajita?

  • Pot roast is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iron and Choline, yet Fajita is richer in Phosphorus and Vitamin B6.
  • Pot roast's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 66% higher.
  • Pot roast has 5 times more Zinc than Fajita. Pot roast has 6.66mg of Zinc, while Fajita has 1.37mg.
  • Fajita contains less Saturated Fat.

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

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 E +131.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +294.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +800%
Contains more Folate +125%
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +131.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +294.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +800%
Contains more Folate +125%
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%

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
44
Pot roast
31
Fajita
Mineral Summary Score
53
Pot roast
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 the food
Protein
174%
Pot roast
111%
Fajita
Carbohydrates
0%
Pot roast
2%
Fajita
Fats
88%
Pot roast
26%
Fajita

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.
Pot roast Fajita
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?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pot roast Fajita
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 Pot roast Fajita Opinion
Calories 297 135 Pot roast
Protein 28.94 18.56 Pot roast
Fats 19.17 5.73 Pot roast
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 2.23 Fajita
Cholesterol 116 88 Fajita
Vitamin D 8 Pot roast
Iron 2.42 0.99 Pot roast
Calcium 16 13 Pot roast
Potassium 231 284 Fajita
Magnesium 19 22 Fajita
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.099 0.03 Pot roast
Zinc 6.66 1.37 Pot roast
Starch
Phosphorus 174 277 Fajita
Sodium 47 799 Pot roast
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.51 0.22 Pot roast
Vitamin D 0.2 Pot roast
Vitamin B1 0.059 0.1 Fajita
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.213 Fajita
Vitamin B3 4.105 4.779 Fajita
Vitamin B5 0.571 0.726 Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.387 Fajita
Vitamin B12 2.13 0.54 Pot roast
Vitamin K 1.8 0.2 Pot roast
Folate 9 4 Pot roast
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 7.548 1.596 Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 8.175 2.333 Pot roast
Polyunsaturated fat 0.708 1.089 Fajita
Tryptophan 0.19 0.2 Fajita
Threonine 1.156 0.452 Pot roast
Isoleucine 1.317 0.813 Pot roast
Leucine 2.302 1.56 Pot roast
Lysine 2.446 1.857 Pot roast
Methionine 0.754 0.552 Pot roast
Phenylalanine 1.143 0.763 Pot roast
Valine 1.436 0.847 Pot roast
Histidine 0.924 0.68 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 separately 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.