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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 Magnesium +68.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.9%
Contains more Potassium +99%
Contains less Sodium -17.6%
Contains more Zinc +446.9%
Contains more Iron +220.2%
Contains more Copper +32.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 27% 45% 23% 77% 19% 52% 48% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 143% 14% 63% 10% 63% 9% 34%
Contains more Calcium +27.1%
Contains more Magnesium +68.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.9%
Contains more Potassium +99%
Contains less Sodium -17.6%
Contains more Zinc +446.9%
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 E +215.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 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% 4% 0% 0% 93% 27% 78% 11% 14% 74% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +215.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Taco Tortilla Opinion
Net carbs 15.95g 47.54g Tortilla
Protein 8.86g 7.28g Taco
Fats 12.7g 0.95g Taco
Carbs 19.85g 49.94g Tortilla
Calories 226kcal 237kcal Tortilla
Starch 14.78g 43.02g Tortilla
Fructose 0.3g 0g Taco
Sugar 0.9g 2.75g Taco
Fiber 3.9g 2.4g Taco
Calcium 89mg 70mg Taco
Iron 1.19mg 3.81mg Tortilla
Magnesium 32mg 19mg Taco
Phosphorus 178mg 146mg Taco
Potassium 209mg 105mg Taco
Sodium 397mg 482mg Taco
Zinc 1.75mg 0.32mg Taco
Copper 0.077mg 0.102mg Tortilla
Vitamin A 131IU IU Taco
Vitamin E 0.6mg 0.19mg Taco
Vitamin D 4IU IU Taco
Vitamin D 0.1µg µg Taco
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0mg Taco
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.37mg Tortilla
Vitamin B2 0.06mg 0.114mg Tortilla
Vitamin B3 1.65mg 4.125mg Tortilla
Vitamin B5 mg 0.17mg Tortilla
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.06mg Taco
Folate 19µg 98µg Tortilla
Vitamin B12 0.93µg µg Taco
Vitamin K 15.3µg 0.4µg Taco
Tryptophan mg 0.06mg Tortilla
Threonine mg 0.182mg Tortilla
Isoleucine mg 0.286mg Tortilla
Leucine mg 0.53mg Tortilla
Lysine mg 0.157mg Tortilla
Methionine mg 0.122mg Tortilla
Phenylalanine mg 0.375mg Tortilla
Valine mg 0.326mg Tortilla
Histidine mg 0.165mg Tortilla
Cholesterol 28mg mg Tortilla
Trans Fat 0.467g g Tortilla
Saturated Fat 4.384g 0.296g Tortilla
Monounsaturated Fat 4.411g 0.185g Taco
Polyunsaturated fat 3.042g 0.391g Taco

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Taco Tortilla
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
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

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.

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.