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Taco seasoning vs. Spanish rice — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Taco seasoning and Spanish rice

  • The amount of Fiber, Iron, and Vitamin C in Taco seasoning is higher than in Spanish rice.
  • Taco seasoning covers your daily Sodium needs 328% more than Spanish rice.
  • Spanish rice has 450 times less Vitamin C than Taco seasoning. Taco seasoning has 45mg of Vitamin C, while Spanish rice has 0.1mg.
  • Spanish rice contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are PACE, Dry Taco Seasoning Mix and Restaurant, Mexican, spanish rice.

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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 Iron +487%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 254% 0% 0% 0% 1053% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 44% 10% 25% 11% 69% 14% 22% 51% 41%
Contains more Iron +487%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%

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 +9281%
Contains more Vitamin C +44900%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 563% 0% 0% 150% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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 6% 12% 0% 1% 46% 18% 45% 25% 19% 38% 10% 5% 33%
Contains more Vitamin A +9281%
Contains more Vitamin C +44900%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +80.6%
Contains more Other +2097.1%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +927%
56% 6% 38%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 56.29 g
Water: 5.7 g
Other: 38.01 g
3% 5% 31% 59% 2%
Protein: 3.28 g
Fats: 5.29 g
Carbs: 31.16 g
Water: 58.54 g
Other: 1.73 g
Contains more Carbs +80.6%
Contains more Other +2097.1%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +927%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taco seasoning Spanish rice Opinion
Net carbs 37.49g 29.96g Taco seasoning
Protein 0g 3.28g Spanish rice
Fats 0g 5.29g Spanish rice
Carbs 56.29g 31.16g Taco seasoning
Calories 188kcal 185kcal Taco seasoning
Starch 27.55g Spanish rice
Fructose 0.42g Spanish rice
Sugar 18.76g 1.3g Spanish rice
Fiber 18.8g 1.2g Taco seasoning
Calcium 20mg Spanish rice
Iron 6.75mg 1.15mg Taco seasoning
Magnesium 13mg Spanish rice
Phosphorus 57mg Spanish rice
Potassium 116mg Spanish rice
Sodium 8068mg 528mg Spanish rice
Zinc 0.48mg Spanish rice
Copper 0.065mg Spanish rice
Manganese 0.39mg Spanish rice
Selenium 7.4µg Spanish rice
Vitamin A 9381IU 100IU Taco seasoning
Vitamin A RAE 6µg Spanish rice
Vitamin E 0.6mg Spanish rice
Vitamin C 45mg 0.1mg Taco seasoning
Vitamin B1 0.183mg Spanish rice
Vitamin B2 0.074mg Spanish rice
Vitamin B3 2.378mg Spanish rice
Vitamin B5 0.415mg Spanish rice
Vitamin B6 0.082mg Spanish rice
Folate 50µg Spanish rice
Vitamin B12 0.08µg Spanish rice
Choline 9.1mg Spanish rice
Vitamin K 13µg Spanish rice
Tryptophan 0.044mg Spanish rice
Threonine 0.098mg Spanish rice
Isoleucine 0.109mg Spanish rice
Leucine 0.24mg Spanish rice
Lysine 0.131mg Spanish rice
Methionine 0.071mg Spanish rice
Phenylalanine 153mg Spanish rice
Valine 0.137mg Spanish rice
Histidine 0.071mg Spanish rice
Trans Fat 0g 0.07g Taco seasoning
Saturated Fat 0g 1.005g Taco seasoning
Monounsaturated Fat 1.511g Spanish rice
Polyunsaturated fat 2.317g Spanish rice
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Spanish rice
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.052g Spanish rice
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Spanish rice
Omega-3 - ALA 0.238g Spanish rice

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Taco seasoning Spanish rice
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
55%
Taco seasoning
20%
Spanish rice
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
131%
Taco seasoning
29%
Spanish rice

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taco seasoning
Taco seasoning is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.005g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taco seasoning
Taco seasoning is lower in glycemic index (difference - 51)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Spanish rice
Spanish rice is lower in Sugar (difference - 17.46g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Spanish rice
Spanish rice contains less Sodium (difference - 7540mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Spanish rice
Spanish rice is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Spanish rice
Spanish rice is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
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. Spanish rice - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167665/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.