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Chorizo vs Ham - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ham
Ham contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.57g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ham
Ham is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Ham
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
32
Ham
Mineral Summary Score
45
Chorizo
43
Ham

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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Ham
Contains more Potassium +38.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +18.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.7%
Equal in Iron - 1.48
Equal in Calcium - 8
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Equal in Sodium - 1203
Contains more Potassium +38.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +18.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.7%
Equal in Iron - 1.48
Equal in Calcium - 8
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Equal in Sodium - 1203

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
:
2
Ham
Contains more Vitamin D +90.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +177.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +90.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +177.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.7%

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
126%
Ham
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
2%
Ham
Fats
177%
Chorizo
26%
Ham

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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 Ham Opinion
Calories 455 145 Chorizo
Protein 24.1 20.93 Chorizo
Fats 38.27 5.53 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.86 1.5 Chorizo
Cholesterol 88 53 Ham
Vitamin D 61 32 Chorizo
Iron 1.59 1.48 Chorizo
Calcium 8 8
Potassium 398 287 Chorizo
Magnesium 18 14 Chorizo
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.079 Chorizo
Zinc 3.41 2.88 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 150 196 Ham
Sodium 1235 1203 Ham
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 0.25 Ham
Vitamin D 1.5 0.8 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63 0.754 Ham
Vitamin B2 0.3 0.202 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131 4.023 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12 0.403 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53 0.4 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2 0.65 Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6 0 Chorizo
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.38 1.81 Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4 2.62 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46 0.54 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278 0.251 Chorizo
Threonine 1.473 0.931 Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206 0.918 Chorizo
Leucine 1.708 1.661 Chorizo
Lysine 2.414 1.775 Chorizo
Methionine 0.47 0.553 Ham
Phenylalanine 1.149 0.904 Chorizo
Valine 0.914 0.908 Chorizo
Histidine 0.721 0.75 Ham
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