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Chorizo vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1162mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.307g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
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 contains less Cholesterol?
?
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 richer in minerals?
?
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 Ground meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Ground 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
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
45
Chorizo
34
Ground 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
:
Contains more Potassium +65.1%
Contains more Iron +42.8%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Zinc +71.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Contains more Potassium +65.1%
Contains more Iron +42.8%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Zinc +71.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Equal in Copper - 0.079

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
:
Contains more Vitamin D +2950%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +2950%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%

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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Ground meat
Fats
177%
Chorizo
71%
Ground 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 Ground meat Opinion
Calories 455 241 Chorizo
Protein 24.1 23.87 Chorizo
Fats 38.27 15.37 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.86 0 Chorizo
Cholesterol 88 88
Vitamin D 61 2 Chorizo
Iron 1.59 2.27 Ground meat
Calcium 8 33 Ground meat
Potassium 398 241 Chorizo
Magnesium 18 17 Chorizo
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.079 Chorizo
Zinc 3.41 5.84 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 150 166 Ground meat
Sodium 1235 73 Ground meat
Vitamin A 0 9 Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.22 0.12 Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5 0 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63 0.051 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3 0.171 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131 4.026 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12 0.512 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53 0.311 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2 2.49 Ground meat
Vitamin K 1.6 2.9 Ground meat
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 1.173 Chorizo
Saturated Fat 14.38 6.073 Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4 7.322 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46 0.408 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278 0.121 Chorizo
Threonine 1.473 0.923 Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206 1.055 Chorizo
Leucine 1.708 1.861 Ground meat
Lysine 2.414 1.976 Chorizo
Methionine 0.47 0.614 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 1.149 0.931 Chorizo
Valine 0.914 1.172 Ground meat
Histidine 0.721 0.775 Ground meat
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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