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Beef vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.485g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 1163mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beef Chorizo
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Beef Chorizo
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
28
Beef
44
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
37
Beef
45
Chorizo

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
Beef
7
:
Contains more Iron +63.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +85%
Contains more Phosphorus +32%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Potassium +25.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Contains more Iron +63.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +85%
Contains more Phosphorus +32%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Potassium +25.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.08

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
Beef
3
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +32%
Contains more Vitamin D +2950%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1269.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +32%
Contains more Vitamin D +2950%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1269.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131

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 the food
Protein
156%
Beef
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
2%
Chorizo
Fats
71%
Beef
177%
Chorizo

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Beef Chorizo Opinion
Calories 250 455 Chorizo
Protein 25.93 24.1 Beef
Fats 15.41 38.27 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 1.86 Chorizo
Cholesterol 88 88
Vitamin D 2 61 Chorizo
Iron 2.6 1.59 Beef
Calcium 18 8 Beef
Potassium 318 398 Chorizo
Magnesium 21 18 Beef
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.085 0.08 Beef
Zinc 6.31 3.41 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 198 150 Beef
Sodium 72 1235 Beef
Vitamin A 9 0 Beef
Vitamin E 0.12 0.22 Chorizo
Vitamin D 0 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.63 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.176 0.3 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.378 5.131 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658 1.12 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.53 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2.64 2 Beef
Vitamin K 1.2 1.6 Chorizo
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.572 Chorizo
Saturated Fat 5.895 14.38 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668 18.4 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484 3.46 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.094 0.278 Chorizo
Threonine 0.72 1.473 Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.822 2.206 Chorizo
Leucine 1.45 1.708 Chorizo
Lysine 1.54 2.414 Chorizo
Methionine 0.478 0.47 Beef
Phenylalanine 0.725 1.149 Chorizo
Valine 0.914 0.914
Histidine 0.604 0.721 Chorizo
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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