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Turkey bacon vs. Fajita — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Turkey bacon and Fajita?

  • Turkey bacon is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Calcium, and Iron, yet Fajita is higher in Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1.
  • Turkey bacon's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 27% more.
  • Turkey bacon has 6 times more Calcium than Fajita. While Turkey bacon has 80mg of Calcium, Fajita has only 13mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Fajita is lower.

We used Turkey bacon, unprepared and USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen types in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +515.4%
Contains more Iron +41.4%
Contains more Potassium +22.9%
Contains more Zinc +85.4%
Contains more Copper +126.7%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.8%
Contains less Sodium -25.3%
Contains more Manganese +247.4%
Equal in Selenium - 16.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 53% 12% 96% 31% 140% 70% 23% 3% 87%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10% 9% 92%
Contains more Calcium +515.4%
Contains more Iron +41.4%
Contains more Potassium +22.9%
Contains more Zinc +85.4%
Contains more Copper +126.7%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.8%
Contains less Sodium -25.3%
Contains more Manganese +247.4%
Equal in Selenium - 16.7

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Fajita
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.3%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +120.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.726
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 3% 0% 0% 8% 55% 76% 41% 57% 8% 149% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 3% 68% 37% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.3%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +120.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.726

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +195.5%
Contains more Other +18.4%
Contains more Protein +16.4%
Contains more Carbs +18%
Contains more Water +14.2%
16% 17% 2% 62% 3%
Protein: 15.94 g
Fats: 16.93 g
Carbs: 1.89 g
Water: 61.83 g
Other: 3.41 g
19% 6% 2% 71% 3%
Protein: 18.56 g
Fats: 5.73 g
Carbs: 2.23 g
Water: 70.6 g
Other: 2.88 g
Contains more Fats +195.5%
Contains more Other +18.4%
Contains more Protein +16.4%
Contains more Carbs +18%
Contains more Water +14.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +166.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +331.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.7%
29% 40% 30%
Saturated Fat: 4.52 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.223 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.699 g
32% 46% 22%
Saturated Fat: 1.596 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.333 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.089 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +166.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +331.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Turkey bacon Fajita
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey bacon Fajita Opinion
Net carbs 1.89g 2.23g Fajita
Protein 15.94g 18.56g Fajita
Fats 16.93g 5.73g Turkey bacon
Carbs 1.89g 2.23g Fajita
Calories 226kcal 135kcal Turkey bacon
Calcium 80mg 13mg Turkey bacon
Iron 1.4mg 0.99mg Turkey bacon
Magnesium 16mg 22mg Fajita
Phosphorus 222mg 277mg Fajita
Potassium 349mg 284mg Turkey bacon
Sodium 1069mg 799mg Fajita
Zinc 2.54mg 1.37mg Turkey bacon
Copper 0.068mg 0.03mg Turkey bacon
Manganese 0.019mg 0.066mg Fajita
Selenium 15.8µg 16.7µg Fajita
Vitamin A 34IU 0IU Turkey bacon
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 0µg Turkey bacon
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.22mg Fajita
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.1mg Fajita
Vitamin B2 0.237mg 0.213mg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B3 4.032mg 4.779mg Fajita
Vitamin B5 0.675mg 0.726mg Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.244mg 0.387mg Fajita
Folate 10µg 4µg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B12 1.19µg 0.54µg Turkey bacon
Choline 67.8mg Fajita
Vitamin K 0.2µg Fajita
Tryptophan 0.2mg Fajita
Threonine 0.452mg Fajita
Isoleucine 0.813mg Fajita
Leucine 1.56mg Fajita
Lysine 1.857mg Fajita
Methionine 0.552mg Fajita
Phenylalanine 0.763mg Fajita
Valine 0.847mg Fajita
Histidine 0.68mg Fajita
Cholesterol 86mg 88mg Turkey bacon
Trans Fat 0.184g Fajita
Saturated Fat 4.52g 1.596g Fajita
Omega-3 - DHA 0.007g 0g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - EPA 0.006g 0g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0.007g Turkey bacon
Monounsaturated Fat 6.223g 2.333g Turkey bacon
Polyunsaturated fat 4.699g 1.089g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.027g 0.01g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 4.197g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.01g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - ALA 0.241g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.003g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.013g Turkey bacon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey bacon Fajita
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
30%
Turkey bacon
31%
Fajita
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
Turkey bacon
45%
Fajita

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Fajita
Fajita contains less Sodium (difference - 270mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.924g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Fajita
Fajita 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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Turkey bacon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174592/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.