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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Calcium +67.2%
Contains more Copper +68.7%
Contains more Zinc +123%
Contains less Sodium -48.9%
Contains more Iron +53.9%
Contains more Potassium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +156.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 30% 19% 19% 38% 38% 31% 51%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 67% 18% 22% 18% 23% 17% 80% 99%
Contains more Calcium +67.2%
Contains more Copper +68.7%
Contains more Zinc +123%
Contains less Sodium -48.9%
Contains more Iron +53.9%
Contains more Potassium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +156.9%
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" 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 +125%
Contains more Vitamin A +828.1%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 6% 18% 0% 0% 13% 42% 24% 41% 26% 40% 0% 32%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 2% 49% 3% 58% 70% 145% 72% 89% 17% 22% 36%
Contains more Vitamin C +125%
Contains more Vitamin A +828.1%
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%

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
20
Taco salad
47
Chicken sandwich
Mineral Summary Score
33
Taco salad
42
Chicken sandwich

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
40%
Taco salad
98%
Chicken sandwich
Carbohydrates
12%
Taco salad
21%
Chicken sandwich
Fats
34%
Taco salad
52%
Chicken sandwich

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.
Taco salad Chicken sandwich
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Taco salad Chicken sandwich
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?
Taco salad
Taco salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 13mg)
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taco salad Chicken sandwich Opinion
Calories 141 250 Chicken sandwich
Protein 6.68 16.28 Chicken sandwich
Fats 7.46 11.19 Chicken sandwich
Vitamin C 1.8 0.8 Taco salad
Carbs 11.91 20.89 Chicken sandwich
Cholesterol 22 35 Taco salad
Vitamin D 5 Chicken sandwich
Iron 1.15 1.77 Chicken sandwich
Calcium 97 58 Taco salad
Potassium 210 245 Chicken sandwich
Magnesium 26 24 Taco salad
Sugar 3.64 Taco salad
Fiber 1.4 Chicken sandwich
Copper 0.113 0.067 Taco salad
Zinc 1.36 0.61 Taco salad
Starch 16.5 Chicken sandwich
Phosphorus 72 185 Chicken sandwich
Sodium 385 753 Taco salad
Vitamin A 297 32 Taco salad
Vitamin E 2.41 Chicken sandwich
Vitamin D 0.1 Chicken sandwich
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.23 Chicken sandwich
Vitamin B2 0.18 0.3 Chicken sandwich
Vitamin B3 1.24 7.72 Chicken sandwich
Vitamin B5 0.68 1.2 Chicken sandwich
Vitamin B6 0.11 0.383 Chicken sandwich
Vitamin B12 0.32 0.13 Taco salad
Vitamin K 8.5 Chicken sandwich
Folate 42 47 Chicken sandwich
Trans Fat 0.03 Taco salad
Saturated Fat 3.446 2.123 Chicken sandwich
Monounsaturated Fat 2.606 4.481 Chicken sandwich
Polyunsaturated fat 0.883 3.177 Chicken sandwich
Tryptophan 0.075 Taco salad
Threonine 0.254 Taco salad
Isoleucine 0.311 Taco salad
Leucine 0.549 Taco salad
Lysine 0.486 Taco salad
Methionine 0.145 Taco salad
Phenylalanine 0.277 Taco salad
Valine 0.343 Taco salad
Histidine 0.201 Taco salad
Fructose 0.97 Chicken sandwich

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. 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.