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Taco salad vs. Cheeseburger — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Taco salad and Cheeseburger

  • Taco salad has less Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Iron, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Cheeseburger's daily need coverage for Selenium is 32% more.
  • Taco salad is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fast foods, taco salad and Fast foods, cheeseburger; single, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -25.2%
Contains more Calcium +22.7%
Contains more Iron +135.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +123.6%
Contains more Zinc +83.1%
Contains more Manganese +89.2%
Contains more Selenium +790.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 26
Equal in Potassium - 196
Equal in Copper - 0.111
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 29% 43% 19% 31% 19% 50% 37% 38% 22% 12%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 36% 102% 19% 69% 17% 67% 68% 37% 41% 107%
Contains less Sodium -25.2%
Contains more Calcium +22.7%
Contains more Iron +135.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +123.6%
Contains more Zinc +83.1%
Contains more Manganese +89.2%
Contains more Selenium +790.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 26
Equal in Potassium - 196
Equal in Copper - 0.111

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 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +486%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +101.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +320.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +137.5%
Contains more Choline +24%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 18% 0% 0% 6% 13% 42% 23% 41% 25% 32% 40% 13% 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 15% 10% 3% 0% 73% 84% 98% 33% 53% 53% 95% 16% 11%
Contains more Vitamin A +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +486%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +101.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +320.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +137.5%
Contains more Choline +24%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +87.3%
Contains more Protein +147.2%
Contains more Fats +97.3%
Contains more Carbs +135.3%
Contains more Other +31.9%
7% 7% 12% 72%
Protein: 6.68 g
Fats: 7.46 g
Carbs: 11.91 g
Water: 72.35 g
Other: 1.6 g
17% 15% 28% 39% 2%
Protein: 16.51 g
Fats: 14.72 g
Carbs: 28.03 g
Water: 38.63 g
Other: 2.11 g
Contains more Water +87.3%
Contains more Protein +147.2%
Contains more Fats +97.3%
Contains more Carbs +135.3%
Contains more Other +31.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -46.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +107.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +87.8%
50% 38% 13%
Saturated Fat: 3.446 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.606 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.883 g
48% 40% 12%
Saturated Fat: 6.473 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.413 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.658 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -46.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +107.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +87.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taco salad Cheeseburger Opinion
Net carbs 11.91g 26.03g Cheeseburger
Protein 6.68g 16.51g Cheeseburger
Fats 7.46g 14.72g Cheeseburger
Carbs 11.91g 28.03g Cheeseburger
Calories 141kcal 308kcal Cheeseburger
Starch 19.87g Cheeseburger
Fructose 1.94g Cheeseburger
Sugar 4.88g Taco salad
Fiber 2g Cheeseburger
Calcium 97mg 119mg Cheeseburger
Iron 1.15mg 2.71mg Cheeseburger
Magnesium 26mg 26mg
Phosphorus 72mg 161mg Cheeseburger
Potassium 210mg 196mg Taco salad
Sodium 385mg 515mg Taco salad
Zinc 1.36mg 2.49mg Cheeseburger
Copper 0.113mg 0.111mg Taco salad
Manganese 0.167mg 0.316mg Cheeseburger
Selenium 2.2µg 19.6µg Cheeseburger
Vitamin A 297IU 254IU Taco salad
Vitamin A RAE 50µg Cheeseburger
Vitamin E 0.52mg Cheeseburger
Vitamin D 2IU Cheeseburger
Vitamin D 0.1µg Cheeseburger
Vitamin C 1.8mg 0mg Taco salad
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.293mg Cheeseburger
Vitamin B2 0.18mg 0.363mg Cheeseburger
Vitamin B3 1.24mg 5.217mg Cheeseburger
Vitamin B5 0.68mg 0.545mg Taco salad
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.228mg Cheeseburger
Folate 42µg 70µg Cheeseburger
Vitamin B12 0.32µg 0.76µg Cheeseburger
Choline 23.3mg 28.9mg Cheeseburger
Vitamin K 4.2µg Cheeseburger
Tryptophan 0.075mg 0.155mg Cheeseburger
Threonine 0.254mg 0.571mg Cheeseburger
Isoleucine 0.311mg 0.755mg Cheeseburger
Leucine 0.549mg 1.316mg Cheeseburger
Lysine 0.486mg 0.784mg Cheeseburger
Methionine 0.145mg 0.377mg Cheeseburger
Phenylalanine 0.277mg 0.755mg Cheeseburger
Valine 0.343mg 0.881mg Cheeseburger
Histidine 0.201mg 0.445mg Cheeseburger
Cholesterol 22mg 43mg Taco salad
Trans Fat 0.57g Taco salad
Saturated Fat 3.446g 6.473g Taco salad
Omega-3 - EPA 0.005g Cheeseburger
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g Cheeseburger
Monounsaturated Fat 2.606g 5.413g Cheeseburger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.883g 1.658g Cheeseburger
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.004g Cheeseburger
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.322g Cheeseburger
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.005g Cheeseburger
Omega-3 - ALA 0.125g Cheeseburger
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Cheeseburger
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.015g Cheeseburger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taco salad Cheeseburger
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
19%
Taco salad
42%
Cheeseburger
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
30%
Taco salad
56%
Cheeseburger

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taco salad
Taco salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.88g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taco salad
Taco salad contains less Sodium (difference - 130mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Taco salad
Taco salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taco salad
Taco salad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.027g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taco salad
Taco salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 66)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cheeseburger
Cheeseburger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cheeseburger
Cheeseburger is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Cheeseburger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170690/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.