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Steak vs Fajita - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Steak and Fajita

  • Steak has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Copper, however Fajita is richer in Phosphorus.
  • Steak covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 69% more than Fajita.
  • Fajita has 5 times less Saturated Fat than Steak. Steak has 8.443g of Saturated Fat, while Fajita has 1.596g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen.

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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
Steak
5
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3
Fajita
Contains more Iron +142.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Zinc +362.8%
Contains more Copper +183.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.9%
Equal in Calcium - 13
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Potassium - 284
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10%
Contains more Iron +142.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Zinc +362.8%
Contains more Copper +183.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.9%
Equal in Calcium - 13
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Potassium - 284

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
Steak
8
:
3
Fajita
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.2%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +307.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.779
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 4%
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 Vitamin B2 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.2%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +307.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.779

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Steak Fajita Opinion
Net carbs 0g 2.23g Fajita
Protein 24.85g 18.56g Steak
Fats 19.02g 5.73g Steak
Carbs 0g 2.23g Fajita
Calories 271kcal 135kcal Steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 13mg Fajita
Iron 2.4mg 0.99mg Steak
Magnesium 23mg 22mg Steak
Phosphorus 163mg 277mg Fajita
Potassium 279mg 284mg Fajita
Sodium 58mg 799mg Steak
Zinc 6.34mg 1.37mg Steak
Copper 0.085mg 0.03mg Steak
Vitamin A 25IU 0IU Steak
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Fajita
Vitamin D 6IU IU Steak
Vitamin D 0.1µg µg Steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.074mg 0.1mg Fajita
Vitamin B2 0.301mg 0.213mg Steak
Vitamin B3 5.149mg 4.779mg Steak
Vitamin B5 mg 0.726mg Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 0.387mg Steak
Folate 6µg 4µg Steak
Vitamin B12 2.2µg 0.54µg Steak
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0.2µg Steak
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.2mg Steak
Threonine 1.171mg 0.452mg Steak
Isoleucine 1.157mg 0.813mg Steak
Leucine 2.142mg 1.56mg Steak
Lysine 2.38mg 1.857mg Steak
Methionine 0.672mg 0.552mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.997mg 0.763mg Steak
Valine 1.242mg 0.847mg Steak
Histidine 0.931mg 0.68mg Steak
Cholesterol 78mg 88mg Steak
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 8.443g 1.596g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 9.171g 2.333g Steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.896g 1.089g Fajita

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Steak 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
49
Steak
31
Fajita
Mineral Summary Score
52
Steak
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
149%
Steak
111%
Fajita
Carbohydrates
0%
Steak
2%
Fajita
Fats
88%
Steak
26%
Fajita

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 741mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Steak
Steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.847g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fajita
Fajita is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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.

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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.