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Sandwich vs Hamburger - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Sandwich and Hamburger

  • Sandwich has more Polyunsaturated fat, however Hamburger is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Calcium.
  • Hamburger covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 32% more than Sandwich.
  • Hamburger contains 16 times less Polyunsaturated fat than Sandwich. Sandwich contains 6.257g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Hamburger contains 0.38g.
  • Hamburger has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Fast foods, fish sandwich, with tartar sauce and Fast foods, hamburger; double, regular, patty; plain.

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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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Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Iron +92%
Contains more Calcium +175.7%
Contains more Copper +21.3%
Contains more Zinc +485.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.2%
Contains less Sodium -31.2%
Equal in Potassium - 226
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 57% 12% 19% 18% 25% 14% 50% 79%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 108% 31% 20% 15% 31% 79% 59% 54%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Iron +92%
Contains more Calcium +175.7%
Contains more Copper +21.3%
Contains more Zinc +485.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.2%
Contains less Sodium -31.2%
Equal in Potassium - 226

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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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +149.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +111.8%
Contains more Folate +21.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.217
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 6% 6% 11% 6% 53% 33% 41% 23% 17% 86% 34% 35%
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% 0% 0% 55% 58% 101% 19% 47% 180% 0% 43%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +149.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +190%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +111.8%
Contains more Folate +21.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.217

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
29
Sandwich
42
Hamburger
Mineral Summary Score
34
Sandwich
49
Hamburger

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
62%
Sandwich
102%
Hamburger
Carbohydrates
27%
Sandwich
24%
Hamburger
Fats
57%
Sandwich
66%
Hamburger

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.
Sandwich Hamburger
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Sandwich Hamburger
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Sandwich
Sandwich is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sandwich
Sandwich is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.62g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Sandwich
Sandwich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.147g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sandwich
Sandwich is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Hamburger
Hamburger contains less Sodium (difference - 188mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Hamburger
Hamburger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sandwich Hamburger Opinion
Calories 257 295 Hamburger
Protein 10.29 17.08 Hamburger
Fats 12.45 14.36 Hamburger
Vitamin C 1.8 0 Sandwich
Carbs 26.69 24.1 Sandwich
Cholesterol 35 47 Sandwich
Vitamin D 9 Sandwich
Iron 1.5 2.88 Hamburger
Calcium 37 102 Hamburger
Potassium 206 226 Hamburger
Magnesium 25 20 Sandwich
Sugar 3.53 4.15 Sandwich
Fiber 1 0.9 Sandwich
Copper 0.075 0.091 Hamburger
Zinc 0.49 2.87 Hamburger
Starch
Phosphorus 116 136 Hamburger
Sodium 602 414 Hamburger
Vitamin A 87 0 Sandwich
Vitamin E 0.55 Sandwich
Vitamin D 0.2 Sandwich
Vitamin B1 0.21 0.217 Hamburger
Vitamin B2 0.14 0.25 Hamburger
Vitamin B3 2.15 5.365 Hamburger
Vitamin B5 0.37 0.31 Sandwich
Vitamin B6 0.07 0.203 Hamburger
Vitamin B12 0.68 1.44 Hamburger
Vitamin K 13.6 Sandwich
Folate 46 56 Hamburger
Trans Fat 0.08 0.814 Sandwich
Saturated Fat 1.949 5.096 Sandwich
Monounsaturated Fat 2.595 5.495 Hamburger
Polyunsaturated fat 6.257 0.38 Sandwich
Tryptophan 0.206 Hamburger
Threonine 0.666 Hamburger
Isoleucine 0.716 Hamburger
Leucine 1.319 Hamburger
Lysine 1.226 Hamburger
Methionine 0.37 Hamburger
Phenylalanine 0.677 Hamburger
Valine 0.823 Hamburger
Histidine 0.505 Hamburger
Fructose 1.47 2.03 Hamburger

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. Sandwich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170296/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.