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Ground meat vs Chorizo - 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?
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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.
Ground meat Chorizo
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
Ground meat Chorizo
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
25
Ground meat
44
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
34
Ground meat
45
Chorizo

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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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%
Contains more Potassium +65.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 150
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%
Contains more Potassium +65.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 150

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 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%
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%

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
143%
Ground meat
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
2%
Chorizo
Fats
71%
Ground meat
177%
Chorizo

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