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Chorizo vs Fajita - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Fajita
Fajita contains less Sodium (difference - 436mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.784g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

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 Fajita
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Fajita
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
20
Fajita
Mineral Summary Score
45
Chorizo
35
Fajita

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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Fajita
Contains more Iron +60.6%
Contains more Potassium +40.1%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Zinc +148.9%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.7%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Contains more Iron +60.6%
Contains more Potassium +40.1%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Zinc +148.9%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.7%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%

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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0
Fajita
Contains more Vitamin B1 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +270.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.779
Contains more Vitamin B1 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +270.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.779

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
111%
Fajita
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
2%
Fajita
Fats
177%
Chorizo
26%
Fajita

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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 Fajita Opinion
Calories 455 135 Chorizo
Protein 24.1 18.56 Chorizo
Fats 38.27 5.73 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.86 2.23 Fajita
Cholesterol 88 88
Vitamin D 61 Chorizo
Iron 1.59 0.99 Chorizo
Calcium 8 13 Fajita
Potassium 398 284 Chorizo
Magnesium 18 22 Fajita
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.03 Chorizo
Zinc 3.41 1.37 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 150 277 Fajita
Sodium 1235 799 Fajita
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 0.22
Vitamin D 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63 0.1 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3 0.213 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131 4.779 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12 0.726 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53 0.387 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2 0.54 Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6 0.2 Chorizo
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.38 1.596 Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4 2.333 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46 1.089 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278 0.2 Chorizo
Threonine 1.473 0.452 Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206 0.813 Chorizo
Leucine 1.708 1.56 Chorizo
Lysine 2.414 1.857 Chorizo
Methionine 0.47 0.552 Fajita
Phenylalanine 1.149 0.763 Chorizo
Valine 0.914 0.847 Chorizo
Histidine 0.721 0.68 Chorizo
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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