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Chorizo vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 504mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.11g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
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 is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Italian sausage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
26
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
45
Chorizo
30
Italian sausage

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 Iron +34.7%
Contains more Potassium +57.3%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains less Sodium -40.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 142
Contains more Iron +34.7%
Contains more Potassium +57.3%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains less Sodium -40.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 142

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 B1 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +119.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.568
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +119.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.568

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
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
177%
Chorizo
145%
Italian sausage

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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 Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 455 346 Chorizo
Protein 24.1 14.25 Chorizo
Fats 38.27 31.33 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 1.86 0.65 Chorizo
Cholesterol 88 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 61 Chorizo
Iron 1.59 1.18 Chorizo
Calcium 8 18 Italian sausage
Potassium 398 253 Chorizo
Magnesium 18 14 Chorizo
Sugars 0 Chorizo
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.08
Zinc 3.41 1.79 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 150 142 Chorizo
Sodium 1235 731 Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63 0.568 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3 0.168 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131 3.25 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12 0.51 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53 0.3 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2 0.91 Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6 Chorizo
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.38 11.27 Italian sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4 14.34 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.278 0.114 Chorizo
Threonine 1.473 0.563 Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206 0.52 Chorizo
Leucine 1.708 0.956 Chorizo
Lysine 2.414 1.083 Chorizo
Methionine 0.47 0.346 Chorizo
Phenylalanine 1.149 0.477 Chorizo
Valine 0.914 0.572 Chorizo
Histidine 0.721 0.411 Chorizo
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