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Taco salad vs. Chicken sandwich — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Taco salad and Chicken sandwich

  • Taco salad has more Vitamin B12, however, Chicken sandwich is higher in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Iron.
  • Chicken sandwich covers your daily Vitamin B3 needs 41% more than Taco salad.
  • Chicken sandwich contains 2 times less Vitamin B12 than Taco salad. Taco salad contains 0.32µg of Vitamin B12, while Chicken sandwich contains 0.13µg.
  • Taco salad has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Fast foods, taco salad and Fast foods, chicken fillet sandwich, plain with pickles.

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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 more Calcium +67.2%
Contains less Sodium -48.9%
Contains more Zinc +123%
Contains more Copper +68.7%
Contains more Iron +53.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +156.9%
Contains more Potassium +16.7%
Contains more Manganese +31.1%
Contains more Selenium +804.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
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 17% 66% 17% 79% 22% 98% 17% 22% 29% 109%
Contains more Calcium +67.2%
Contains less Sodium -48.9%
Contains more Zinc +123%
Contains more Copper +68.7%
Contains more Iron +53.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +156.9%
Contains more Potassium +16.7%
Contains more Manganese +31.1%
Contains more Selenium +804.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 24

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 +828.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +125%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +146.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +360%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +522.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +248.2%
Contains more Folate +11.9%
Contains more Choline +51.5%
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 1.9% 48% 3% 2.7% 58% 69% 145% 72% 88% 35% 16% 19% 21%
Contains more Vitamin A +828.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +125%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +146.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +360%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +522.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +248.2%
Contains more Folate +11.9%
Contains more Choline +51.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +47.8%
Contains more Protein +143.7%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +75.4%
Contains more Other +68.8%
7% 7% 12% 72%
Protein: 6.68 g
Fats: 7.46 g
Carbs: 11.91 g
Water: 72.35 g
Other: 1.6 g
16% 11% 21% 49% 3%
Protein: 16.28 g
Fats: 11.19 g
Carbs: 20.89 g
Water: 48.94 g
Other: 2.7 g
Contains more Water +47.8%
Contains more Protein +143.7%
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Carbs +75.4%
Contains more Other +68.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -38.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +71.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +259.8%
50% 38% 13%
Saturated Fat: 3.446 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.606 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.883 g
22% 46% 32%
Saturated Fat: 2.123 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.481 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.177 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -38.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +71.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +259.8%

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 Chicken sandwich
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taco salad Chicken sandwich Opinion
Net carbs 11.91g 19.49g Chicken sandwich
Protein 6.68g 16.28g Chicken sandwich
Fats 7.46g 11.19g Chicken sandwich
Carbs 11.91g 20.89g Chicken sandwich
Calories 141kcal 250kcal Chicken sandwich
Starch 16.5g Chicken sandwich
Fructose 0.97g Chicken sandwich
Sugar 3.64g Taco salad
Fiber 1.4g Chicken sandwich
Calcium 97mg 58mg Taco salad
Iron 1.15mg 1.77mg Chicken sandwich
Magnesium 26mg 24mg Taco salad
Phosphorus 72mg 185mg Chicken sandwich
Potassium 210mg 245mg Chicken sandwich
Sodium 385mg 753mg Taco salad
Zinc 1.36mg 0.61mg Taco salad
Copper 0.113mg 0.067mg Taco salad
Manganese 0.167mg 0.219mg Chicken sandwich
Selenium 2.2µg 19.9µg Chicken sandwich
Vitamin A 297IU 32IU Taco salad
Vitamin A RAE 3µg Chicken sandwich
Vitamin E 2.41mg Chicken sandwich
Vitamin D 5IU Chicken sandwich
Vitamin D 0.1µg Chicken sandwich
Vitamin C 1.8mg 0.8mg Taco salad
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.23mg Chicken sandwich
Vitamin B2 0.18mg 0.3mg Chicken sandwich
Vitamin B3 1.24mg 7.72mg Chicken sandwich
Vitamin B5 0.68mg 1.2mg Chicken sandwich
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 0.383mg Chicken sandwich
Folate 42µg 47µg Chicken sandwich
Vitamin B12 0.32µg 0.13µg Taco salad
Choline 23.3mg 35.3mg Chicken sandwich
Vitamin K 8.5µg Chicken sandwich
Tryptophan 0.075mg Taco salad
Threonine 0.254mg Taco salad
Isoleucine 0.311mg Taco salad
Leucine 0.549mg Taco salad
Lysine 0.486mg Taco salad
Methionine 0.145mg Taco salad
Phenylalanine 0.277mg Taco salad
Valine 0.343mg Taco salad
Histidine 0.201mg Taco salad
Cholesterol 22mg 35mg Taco salad
Trans Fat 0.03g Taco salad
Saturated Fat 3.446g 2.123g Chicken sandwich
Omega-3 - DHA 0.003g Chicken sandwich
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g Chicken sandwich
Omega-3 - DPA 0.003g Chicken sandwich
Monounsaturated Fat 2.606g 4.481g Chicken sandwich
Polyunsaturated fat 0.883g 3.177g Chicken sandwich
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.006g Chicken sandwich
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.884g Chicken sandwich
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.009g Chicken sandwich
Omega-3 - ALA 0.197g Chicken sandwich
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.008g Chicken sandwich

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taco salad Chicken sandwich
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
45%
Chicken sandwich
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
30%
Taco salad
48%
Chicken sandwich

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taco salad
Taco salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.64g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taco salad
Taco salad contains less Sodium (difference - 368mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Taco salad
Taco salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taco salad
Taco salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 74)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken sandwich
Chicken sandwich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.323g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken sandwich
Chicken sandwich is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

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. Chicken sandwich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170295/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.