Chicken meat vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison
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Chicken meat vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1153mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.59g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Chicken meat Chorizo
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Chorizo
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
25
Chicken meat
44
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
22
Chicken meat
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
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Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Contains more Iron +26.2%
Contains more Potassium +78.5%
Contains more Zinc +75.8%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Contains more Iron +26.2%
Contains more Potassium +78.5%
Contains more Zinc +75.8%
Contains more Copper +21.2%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +2950%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.12
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +2950%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.12

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
164%
Chicken meat
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
2%
Chorizo
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
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 Chicken meat Chorizo Opinion
Protein 27.3 24.1 Chicken meat
Fats 13.6 38.27 Chorizo
Carbs 0 1.86 Chorizo
Calories 239 455 Chorizo
Starch
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Calcium 15 8 Chicken meat
Iron 1.26 1.59 Chorizo
Magnesium 23 18 Chicken meat
Phosphorus 182 150 Chicken meat
Potassium 223 398 Chorizo
Sodium 82 1235 Chicken meat
Zinc 1.94 3.41 Chorizo
Copper 0.066 0.08 Chorizo
Vitamin A 161 0 Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27 0.22 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2 61 Chorizo
Vitamin D 0 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.63 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.168 0.3 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 8.487 5.131 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03 1.12 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.53 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 0.3 2 Chorizo
Vitamin K 2.4 1.6 Chicken meat
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Tryptophan 0.305 0.278 Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128 1.473 Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.362 2.206 Chorizo
Leucine 1.986 1.708 Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223 2.414 Chorizo
Methionine 0.726 0.47 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061 1.149 Chorizo
Valine 1.325 0.914 Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802 0.721 Chicken meat
Cholesterol 88 88
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.79 14.38 Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34 18.4 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97 3.46 Chorizo
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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