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Pork jowl vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 1210mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.88g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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 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.
Pork jowl Chorizo
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pork jowl 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
21
Pork jowl
44
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
9
Pork jowl
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 less Sodium -98%
Contains more Iron +278.6%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +168.9%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Zinc +306%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.4%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Contains more Iron +278.6%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +168.9%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Zinc +306%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.4%

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 E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +143.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +143.9%

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
38%
Pork jowl
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork jowl
2%
Chorizo
Fats
321%
Pork jowl
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 Pork jowl Chorizo Opinion
Calories 655 455 Pork jowl
Protein 6.38 24.1 Chorizo
Fats 69.61 38.27 Pork jowl
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 1.86 Chorizo
Cholesterol 90 88 Chorizo
Vitamin D 61 Chorizo
Iron 0.42 1.59 Chorizo
Calcium 4 8 Chorizo
Potassium 148 398 Chorizo
Magnesium 3 18 Chorizo
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.04 0.08 Chorizo
Zinc 0.84 3.41 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 86 150 Chorizo
Sodium 25 1235 Pork jowl
Vitamin A 9 0 Pork jowl
Vitamin E 0.29 0.22 Pork jowl
Vitamin D 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.386 0.63 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.236 0.3 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 4.535 5.131 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.25 1.12 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.53 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 0.82 2 Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6 Chorizo
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 25.26 14.38 Chorizo
Monounsaturated Fat 32.89 18.4 Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 8.11 3.46 Pork jowl
Tryptophan 0.021 0.278 Chorizo
Threonine 0.21 1.473 Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.168 2.206 Chorizo
Leucine 0.446 1.708 Chorizo
Lysine 0.528 2.414 Chorizo
Methionine 0.095 0.47 Chorizo
Phenylalanine 0.239 1.149 Chorizo
Valine 0.305 0.914 Chorizo
Histidine 0.072 0.721 Chorizo
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