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Taco vs Fajita - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Taco and Fajita

  • Taco has more Vitamin B12, and Vitamin K, however Fajita is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Fiber, Phosphorus, and Selenium.
  • Fajita covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 23% more than Taco.
  • Fajita contains 77 times less Vitamin K than Taco. Taco contains 15.3µg of Vitamin K, while Fajita contains 0.2µg.
  • Fajita has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Fast foods, taco with beef, cheese and lettuce, hard shell and USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen.

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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
6
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2
Fajita
Contains more Calcium +584.6%
Contains more Iron +20.2%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains less Sodium -50.3%
Contains more Zinc +27.7%
Contains more Copper +156.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.6%
Contains more Potassium +35.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 27% 45% 23% 77% 19% 52% 48% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10%
Contains more Calcium +584.6%
Contains more Iron +20.2%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains less Sodium -50.3%
Contains more Zinc +27.7%
Contains more Copper +156.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.6%
Contains more Potassium +35.9%

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
7
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5
Fajita
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +375%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +7550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +189.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +330%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 8% 12% 3% 2% 13% 14% 31% 0% 21% 15% 117% 39%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 3% 68% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +375%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +7550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +189.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +330%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taco Fajita Opinion
Net carbs 15.95g 2.23g Taco
Protein 8.86g 18.56g Fajita
Fats 12.7g 5.73g Taco
Carbs 19.85g 2.23g Taco
Calories 226kcal 135kcal Taco
Starch 14.78g g Taco
Fructose 0.3g g Taco
Sugar 0.9g 0g Fajita
Fiber 3.9g 0g Taco
Calcium 89mg 13mg Taco
Iron 1.19mg 0.99mg Taco
Magnesium 32mg 22mg Taco
Phosphorus 178mg 277mg Fajita
Potassium 209mg 284mg Fajita
Sodium 397mg 799mg Taco
Zinc 1.75mg 1.37mg Taco
Copper 0.077mg 0.03mg Taco
Vitamin A 131IU 0IU Taco
Vitamin E 0.6mg 0.22mg Taco
Vitamin D 4IU IU Taco
Vitamin D 0.1µg µg Taco
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Taco
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.1mg Fajita
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.213mg Fajita
Vitamin B3 1.65mg 4.779mg Fajita
Vitamin B5 mg 0.726mg Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.387mg Fajita
Folate 19µg 4µg Taco
Vitamin B12 0.93µg 0.54µg Taco
Vitamin K 15.3µg 0.2µg Taco
Tryptophan mg 0.2mg Fajita
Threonine mg 0.452mg Fajita
Isoleucine mg 0.813mg Fajita
Leucine mg 1.56mg Fajita
Lysine mg 1.857mg Fajita
Methionine mg 0.552mg Fajita
Phenylalanine mg 0.763mg Fajita
Valine mg 0.847mg Fajita
Histidine mg 0.68mg Fajita
Cholesterol 28mg 88mg Taco
Trans Fat 0.467g g Fajita
Saturated Fat 4.384g 1.596g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 4.411g 2.333g Taco
Polyunsaturated fat 3.042g 1.089g Taco

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taco Fajita
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
31
Fajita
Mineral Summary Score
39
Taco
44
Fajita

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
111%
Fajita
Carbohydrates
20%
Taco
2%
Fajita
Fats
59%
Taco
26%
Fajita

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Taco
Taco contains less Sodium (difference - 402mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Taco
Taco is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 60mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taco
Taco is lower in glycemic index (difference - 3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.9g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.788g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

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

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.