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Chorizo vs Chicken meat - 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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
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.
Chorizo Chicken meat
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars 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
Chorizo Chicken meat
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
44
Chorizo
25
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
45
Chorizo
22
Chicken meat

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 Iron +26.2%
Contains more Potassium +78.5%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Contains more Zinc +75.8%
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 Copper +21.2%
Contains more Zinc +75.8%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%

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 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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.03
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.03

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
145%
Chorizo
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
177%
Chorizo
63%
Chicken meat

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