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Taco vs Burrito - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Taco and Burrito

  • Taco has more Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, and Zinc, however Burrito is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Iron, Copper, and Manganese.
  • Burrito's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 20% more.
  • Taco contains 14 times more Cholesterol than Burrito. Taco contains 28mg of Cholesterol, while Burrito contains 2mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fast foods, taco with beef, cheese and lettuce, hard shell and Fast foods, burrito, with beans.

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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
Taco
4
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Contains more Calcium +71.2%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +295.6%
Contains less Sodium -12.6%
Contains more Iron +74.8%
Contains more Potassium +44%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +126%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 27% 19% 23% 26% 48% 77% 52%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 78% 16% 27% 29% 58% 20% 20% 60%
Contains more Calcium +71.2%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +295.6%
Contains less Sodium -12.6%
Contains more Iron +74.8%
Contains more Potassium +44%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +126%

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
Taco
4
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Contains more Vitamin B12 +86%
Contains more Vitamin C +125%
Contains more Vitamin A +16.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.6%
Contains more Folate +110.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 8% 12% 3% 13% 14% 31% 0% 21% 117% 39% 15%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 3% 10% 0% 0% 73% 65% 36% 56% 33% 63% 0% 30%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +86%
Contains more Vitamin C +125%
Contains more Vitamin A +16.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.6%
Contains more Folate +110.5%

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
23
Taco
30
Burrito
Mineral Summary Score
39
Taco
38
Burrito

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
53%
Taco
39%
Burrito
Carbohydrates
20%
Taco
33%
Burrito
Fats
59%
Taco
29%
Burrito

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 Burrito
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Taco Burrito
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 contains less Sodium?
Taco
Taco contains less Sodium (difference - 57mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Burrito
Burrito is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Burrito
Burrito is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.9g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Burrito
Burrito is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.21g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Burrito
Burrito is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Burrito
Burrito 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 Burrito Opinion
Calories 226 206 Taco
Protein 8.86 6.48 Taco
Fats 12.7 6.22 Taco
Vitamin C 0.4 0.9 Burrito
Carbs 19.85 32.92 Burrito
Cholesterol 28 2 Burrito
Vitamin D 4 Taco
Iron 1.19 2.08 Burrito
Calcium 89 52 Taco
Potassium 209 301 Burrito
Magnesium 32 40 Burrito
Sugar 0.9 Burrito
Fiber 3.9 Taco
Copper 0.077 0.174 Burrito
Zinc 1.75 0.7 Taco
Starch 14.78 Taco
Phosphorus 178 45 Taco
Sodium 397 454 Taco
Vitamin A 131 153 Burrito
Vitamin E 0.6 Taco
Vitamin D 0.1 Taco
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.29 Burrito
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.28 Burrito
Vitamin B3 1.65 1.87 Burrito
Vitamin B5 0.92 Burrito
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.14 Burrito
Vitamin B12 0.93 0.5 Taco
Vitamin K 15.3 Taco
Folate 19 40 Burrito
Trans Fat 0.467 Burrito
Saturated Fat 4.384 3.174 Burrito
Monounsaturated Fat 4.411 2.184 Taco
Polyunsaturated fat 3.042 0.551 Taco
Tryptophan 0.079 Burrito
Threonine 0.244 Burrito
Isoleucine 0.27 Burrito
Leucine 0.504 Burrito
Lysine 0.343 Burrito
Methionine 0.107 Burrito
Phenylalanine 0.351 Burrito
Valine 0.319 Burrito
Histidine 0.172 Burrito
Fructose 0.3 Taco

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. Taco - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170689/nutrients
  2. Burrito - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172038/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.