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Ham vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ham
Ham is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.57g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ham
Ham contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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.
Ham Chorizo
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Ham 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
32
Ham
44
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
43
Ham
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
Ham
2
:
Contains more Phosphorus +30.7%
Contains more Potassium +38.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +18.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.59
Equal in Calcium - 8
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Sodium - 1235
Contains more Phosphorus +30.7%
Contains more Potassium +38.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +18.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.59
Equal in Calcium - 8
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Sodium - 1235

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
Ham
2
:
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%
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 +∞%

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
126%
Ham
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
2%
Ham
2%
Chorizo
Fats
26%
Ham
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 Ham Chorizo Opinion
Calories 145 455 Chorizo
Protein 20.93 24.1 Chorizo
Fats 5.53 38.27 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.5 1.86 Chorizo
Cholesterol 53 88 Ham
Vitamin D 32 61 Chorizo
Iron 1.48 1.59 Chorizo
Calcium 8 8
Potassium 287 398 Chorizo
Magnesium 14 18 Chorizo
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.08 Chorizo
Zinc 2.88 3.41 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 196 150 Ham
Sodium 1203 1235 Ham
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.25 0.22 Ham
Vitamin D 0.8 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.754 0.63 Ham
Vitamin B2 0.202 0.3 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 4.023 5.131 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.403 1.12 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.53 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 0.65 2 Chorizo
Vitamin K 0 1.6 Chorizo
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.81 14.38 Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 2.62 18.4 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.54 3.46 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.251 0.278 Chorizo
Threonine 0.931 1.473 Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.918 2.206 Chorizo
Leucine 1.661 1.708 Chorizo
Lysine 1.775 2.414 Chorizo
Methionine 0.553 0.47 Ham
Phenylalanine 0.904 1.149 Chorizo
Valine 0.908 0.914 Chorizo
Histidine 0.75 0.721 Ham
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