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Taco vs Tortilla - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Taco and Tortilla

  • Taco has more Zinc, Vitamin K, and Fiber, however Tortilla is higher in Iron, Vitamin B1, Folate, Vitamin B3, and Selenium.
  • Tortilla covers your daily Iron needs 33% more than Taco.
  • Tortilla contains 38 times less Vitamin K than Taco. Taco contains 15.3µg of Vitamin K, while Tortilla contains 0.4µg.
  • Tortilla has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Fast foods, taco with beef, cheese and lettuce, hard shell and Tortilla, includes plain and from mutton sandwich (Navajo).

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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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Contains more Calcium +27.1%
Contains more Potassium +99%
Contains more Magnesium +68.4%
Contains more Zinc +446.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.9%
Contains less Sodium -17.6%
Contains more Iron +220.2%
Contains more Copper +32.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 27% 19% 23% 26% 48% 77% 52%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 143% 22% 10% 14% 34% 9% 63% 63%
Contains more Calcium +27.1%
Contains more Potassium +99%
Contains more Magnesium +68.4%
Contains more Zinc +446.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.9%
Contains less Sodium -17.6%
Contains more Iron +220.2%
Contains more Copper +32.5%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +215.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +3725%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +640%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150%
Contains more Folate +415.8%
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% 4% 0% 93% 27% 78% 11% 14% 0% 1% 74%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +215.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +3725%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +640%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150%
Contains more Folate +415.8%

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
25
Tortilla
Mineral Summary Score
39
Taco
44
Tortilla

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
44%
Tortilla
Carbohydrates
20%
Taco
50%
Tortilla
Fats
59%
Taco
4%
Tortilla

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

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Taco Tortilla
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?
Tortilla
Tortilla is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tortilla
Tortilla is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.088g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Taco
Taco is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Taco
Taco contains less Sodium (difference - 85mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Taco
Taco is lower in glycemic index (difference - 13)
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 Tortilla Opinion
Calories 226 237 Tortilla
Protein 8.86 7.28 Taco
Fats 12.7 0.95 Taco
Vitamin C 0.4 0 Taco
Carbs 19.85 49.94 Tortilla
Cholesterol 28 Tortilla
Vitamin D 4 Taco
Iron 1.19 3.81 Tortilla
Calcium 89 70 Taco
Potassium 209 105 Taco
Magnesium 32 19 Taco
Sugar 0.9 2.75 Taco
Fiber 3.9 2.4 Taco
Copper 0.077 0.102 Tortilla
Zinc 1.75 0.32 Taco
Starch 14.78 43.02 Tortilla
Phosphorus 178 146 Taco
Sodium 397 482 Taco
Vitamin A 131 Taco
Vitamin E 0.6 0.19 Taco
Vitamin D 0.1 Taco
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.37 Tortilla
Vitamin B2 0.06 0.114 Tortilla
Vitamin B3 1.65 4.125 Tortilla
Vitamin B5 0.17 Tortilla
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.06 Taco
Vitamin B12 0.93 Taco
Vitamin K 15.3 0.4 Taco
Folate 19 98 Tortilla
Trans Fat 0.467 Tortilla
Saturated Fat 4.384 0.296 Tortilla
Monounsaturated Fat 4.411 0.185 Taco
Polyunsaturated fat 3.042 0.391 Taco
Tryptophan 0.06 Tortilla
Threonine 0.182 Tortilla
Isoleucine 0.286 Tortilla
Leucine 0.53 Tortilla
Lysine 0.157 Tortilla
Methionine 0.122 Tortilla
Phenylalanine 0.375 Tortilla
Valine 0.326 Tortilla
Histidine 0.165 Tortilla
Fructose 0.3 0 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. Tortilla - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168041/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.