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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 less Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Calcium, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Hamburger covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 32% more than Sandwich.

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
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Calcium +175.7%
Contains more Iron +92%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.2%
Contains less Sodium -31.2%
Contains more Zinc +485.7%
Contains more Copper +21.3%
Equal in Potassium - 226
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 57% 18% 50% 19% 79% 14% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 31% 108% 15% 59% 20% 54% 79% 31%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Calcium +175.7%
Contains more Iron +92%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.2%
Contains less Sodium -31.2%
Contains more Zinc +485.7%
Contains more Copper +21.3%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +111.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.217
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 11% 6% 6% 53% 33% 41% 23% 17% 35% 86% 34%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 55% 58% 101% 19% 47% 43% 180% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +111.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.217

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 Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sandwich Hamburger Opinion
Net carbs 25.69g 23.2g Sandwich
Protein 10.29g 17.08g Hamburger
Fats 12.45g 14.36g Hamburger
Carbs 26.69g 24.1g Sandwich
Calories 257kcal 295kcal Hamburger
Starch g g
Fructose 1.47g 2.03g Hamburger
Sugar 3.53g 4.15g Sandwich
Fiber 1g 0.9g Sandwich
Calcium 37mg 102mg Hamburger
Iron 1.5mg 2.88mg Hamburger
Magnesium 25mg 20mg Sandwich
Phosphorus 116mg 136mg Hamburger
Potassium 206mg 226mg Hamburger
Sodium 602mg 414mg Hamburger
Zinc 0.49mg 2.87mg Hamburger
Copper 0.075mg 0.091mg Hamburger
Vitamin A 87IU 0IU Sandwich
Vitamin E 0.55mg mg Sandwich
Vitamin D 9IU IU Sandwich
Vitamin D 0.2µg µg Sandwich
Vitamin C 1.8mg 0mg Sandwich
Vitamin B1 0.21mg 0.217mg Hamburger
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.25mg Hamburger
Vitamin B3 2.15mg 5.365mg Hamburger
Vitamin B5 0.37mg 0.31mg Sandwich
Vitamin B6 0.07mg 0.203mg Hamburger
Folate 46µg 56µg Hamburger
Vitamin B12 0.68µg 1.44µg Hamburger
Vitamin K 13.6µg µg Sandwich
Tryptophan mg 0.206mg Hamburger
Threonine mg 0.666mg Hamburger
Isoleucine mg 0.716mg Hamburger
Leucine mg 1.319mg Hamburger
Lysine mg 1.226mg Hamburger
Methionine mg 0.37mg Hamburger
Phenylalanine mg 0.677mg Hamburger
Valine mg 0.823mg Hamburger
Histidine mg 0.505mg Hamburger
Cholesterol 35mg 47mg Sandwich
Trans Fat 0.08g 0.814g Sandwich
Saturated Fat 1.949g 5.096g Sandwich
Monounsaturated Fat 2.595g 5.495g Hamburger
Polyunsaturated fat 6.257g 0.38g Sandwich

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Sandwich Hamburger
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
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

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sandwich
Sandwich is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.62g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sandwich
Sandwich is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
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.

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.