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Horse meat vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1180mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.48g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins

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.
Horse meat Chorizo
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Horse 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
28
Horse meat
44
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
40
Horse 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 +216.4%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Copper +113.8%
Contains more Zinc +12%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Equal in Calcium - 8
Equal in Potassium - 398
Contains more Iron +216.4%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Copper +113.8%
Contains more Zinc +12%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Equal in Calcium - 8
Equal in Potassium - 398

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131

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
169%
Horse meat
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
2%
Chorizo
Fats
28%
Horse 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 Horse meat Chorizo Opinion
Calories 175 455 Chorizo
Protein 28.14 24.1 Horse meat
Fats 6.05 38.27 Chorizo
Vitamin C 2 0 Horse meat
Carbs 0 1.86 Chorizo
Cholesterol 68 88 Horse meat
Vitamin D 61 Chorizo
Iron 5.03 1.59 Horse meat
Calcium 8 8
Potassium 379 398 Chorizo
Magnesium 25 18 Horse meat
Sugars 0 Chorizo
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.171 0.08 Horse meat
Zinc 3.82 3.41 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 247 150 Horse meat
Sodium 55 1235 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.63 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.3 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 4.84 5.131 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.33 0.53 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 3.16 2 Horse meat
Vitamin K 1.6 Chorizo
Folic acid (B9) 0 Chorizo
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.9 14.38 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12 18.4 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85 3.46 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.349 0.278 Horse meat
Threonine 1.262 1.473 Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.334 2.206 Chorizo
Leucine 2.232 1.708 Horse meat
Lysine 2.398 2.414 Chorizo
Methionine 0.623 0.47 Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157 1.149 Horse meat
Valine 1.458 0.914 Horse meat
Histidine 1.081 0.721 Horse meat
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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