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Chorizo vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 1173mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.15g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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.
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 Pork
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
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 Pork
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
40
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
45
Chorizo
27
Pork

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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5
Pork
Contains more Iron +82.8%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +64%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Equal in Potassium - 423
Equal in Copper - 0.073
Contains more Iron +82.8%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +64%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Equal in Potassium - 423
Equal in Copper - 0.073

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
:
5
Pork
Contains more Vitamin D +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.321
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.037
Contains more Vitamin D +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.321
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.037

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%
Pork
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Pork
Fats
177%
Chorizo
64%
Pork

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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 Pork Opinion
Calories 455 242 Chorizo
Protein 24.1 27.32 Pork
Fats 38.27 13.92 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Pork
Carbs 1.86 0 Chorizo
Cholesterol 88 80 Pork
Vitamin D 61 53 Chorizo
Iron 1.59 0.87 Chorizo
Calcium 8 19 Pork
Potassium 398 423 Pork
Magnesium 18 28 Pork
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.073 Chorizo
Zinc 3.41 2.39 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 150 246 Pork
Sodium 1235 62 Pork
Vitamin A 0 7 Pork
Vitamin E 0.22 0.29 Pork
Vitamin D 1.5 1.3 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63 0.877 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.3 0.321 Pork
Vitamin B3 5.131 5.037 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12 0.698 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53 0.464 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2 0.7 Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6 0 Chorizo
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.38 5.23 Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4 6.19 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46 1.2 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278 0.338 Pork
Threonine 1.473 1.234 Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206 1.26 Chorizo
Leucine 1.708 2.177 Pork
Lysine 2.414 2.446 Pork
Methionine 0.47 0.712 Pork
Phenylalanine 1.149 1.086 Chorizo
Valine 0.914 1.473 Pork
Histidine 0.721 1.067 Pork
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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