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

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
:
5
Fajita
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +7550%
Contains more Folate +375%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +189.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +330%
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 0% 0% 5% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 68% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +72.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +7550%
Contains more Folate +375%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +255%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +189.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +330%

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Taco Fajita
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
Taco is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 60mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taco
Taco contains less Sodium (difference - 402mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.