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Taco Bell Crunchy Taco Calories, Fat Grams, Carbs & Nutrition Facts
Written by Diet Bites
Nutrition Notes for the Taco
This is one of our favorite selections on the Taco Bell menu. There is quite a lot to like about this taco.
Let's get into the nutritional details, shall we?
What we like and don't like about the Crunchy Taco
You can request that the taco be prepared Fresco Style. Although doing such will not create a 25% decrease in Kcals related to fatty acids, it will cut the saturated fat grams to 2 and the total fat grams from 10 to 8. In addition, the caloric values decrease from 170 to 140.
The protein gram count will also be cut from eight to six grams which is a sign that the amount of meat in the selection is being reduced.
Frankly, we don't feel that the trade-off from regular to Fresco Style is worth it - based on nutritional differences, for this entree.
We suggest ordering the regular version. Those two extra protein grams as well as the added dietary fat will assist in keeping you feeling full for a longer amount of time than the Fresco version.
The serving size increases from regular (78 grams) to Fresco (92) which is a sign that more salad fixings are being added. If so, that's a definite plus.
At just under 300 milligrams of salt, the sodium content has been kept within a reasonable level.
The energy values are so low that we can add all sorts of selections to our order to increase the nutritional values of our meal.
For example, adding Cilantro Rice will only attach an additional 120 Kcals to our meal plate and we'll be getting another serving from the Grain Group. We already have one serving clocked due to the corn tortilla shell.
We would prefer that all restaurants use the leanest ground beef available. Doing such would greatly reduce the following areas of this menu selection: calories, fat grams, saturated fat and cholesterol.