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Taco seasoning vs. Taco — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Taco seasoning and Taco

  • Taco has less Iron, Fiber, and Vitamin C.
  • Taco seasoning covers your daily Sodium needs 334% more than Taco.
  • Taco contains 113 times less Vitamin C than Taco seasoning. Taco seasoning contains 45mg of Vitamin C, while Taco contains 0.4mg.
  • Taco has less Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are PACE, Dry Taco Seasoning Mix and Fast foods, taco with beef, cheese and lettuce, hard shell.

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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 +467.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.1%
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 27% 45% 23% 77% 19% 52% 48% 26% 33% 51%
Contains more Iron +467.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.1%

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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Taco
Contains more Vitamin A +7061.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +11150%
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 8% 12% 3% 2% 13% 14% 31% 0% 21% 15% 117% 18% 39%
Contains more Vitamin A +7061.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +11150%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +183.6%
Contains more Other +2321%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +900.4%
56% 6% 38%
Protein: 0 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbs: 56.29 g
Water: 5.7 g
Other: 38.01 g
9% 13% 20% 57%
Protein: 8.86 g
Fats: 12.7 g
Carbs: 19.85 g
Water: 57.02 g
Other: 1.57 g
Contains more Carbs +183.6%
Contains more Other +2321%
Contains more Protein +∞%
Contains more Fats +∞%
Contains more Water +900.4%

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 Taco
Lower in Cholesterol ok
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 price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taco seasoning Taco Opinion
Net carbs 37.49g 15.95g Taco seasoning
Protein 0g 8.86g Taco
Fats 0g 12.7g Taco
Carbs 56.29g 19.85g Taco seasoning
Calories 188kcal 226kcal Taco
Starch 14.78g Taco
Fructose 0.3g Taco
Sugar 18.76g 0.9g Taco
Fiber 18.8g 3.9g Taco seasoning
Calcium 89mg Taco
Iron 6.75mg 1.19mg Taco seasoning
Magnesium 32mg Taco
Phosphorus 178mg Taco
Potassium 209mg Taco
Sodium 8068mg 397mg Taco
Zinc 1.75mg Taco
Copper 0.077mg Taco
Manganese 0.249mg Taco
Selenium 9.2µg Taco
Vitamin A 9381IU 131IU Taco seasoning
Vitamin A RAE 20µg Taco
Vitamin E 0.6mg Taco
Vitamin D 4IU Taco
Vitamin D 0.1µg Taco
Vitamin C 45mg 0.4mg Taco seasoning
Vitamin B1 0.05mg Taco
Vitamin B2 0.06mg Taco
Vitamin B3 1.65mg Taco
Vitamin B6 0.09mg Taco
Folate 19µg Taco
Vitamin B12 0.93µg Taco
Choline 32mg Taco
Vitamin K 15.3µg Taco
Cholesterol 0mg 28mg Taco seasoning
Trans Fat 0g 0.467g Taco seasoning
Saturated Fat 0g 4.384g Taco seasoning
Omega-3 - EPA 0.005g Taco
Omega-3 - DPA 0.006g Taco
Monounsaturated Fat 4.411g Taco
Polyunsaturated fat 3.042g Taco
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.004g Taco
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.708g Taco
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.002g Taco
Omega-3 - ALA 0.166g Taco
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Taco
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Taco

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taco seasoning Taco
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
22%
Taco
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
131%
Taco seasoning
40%
Taco

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Taco seasoning
Taco seasoning is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Taco seasoning
Taco seasoning is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.384g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taco seasoning
Taco seasoning is lower in glycemic index (difference - 39)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taco
Taco is lower in Sugar (difference - 17.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taco
Taco contains less Sodium (difference - 7671mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Taco
Taco is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Taco
Taco 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. Taco - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170689/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.