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Pork vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.15g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 1173mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
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.
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 Chorizo
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pork 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
40
Pork
44
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
27
Pork
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
Pork
5
:
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +64%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Iron +82.8%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Equal in Potassium - 398
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +64%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Iron +82.8%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Equal in Potassium - 398
Equal in Copper - 0.08

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
Pork
5
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.2%
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 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.3
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.2%
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 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.3
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
164%
Pork
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
2%
Chorizo
Fats
64%
Pork
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 Chorizo Opinion
Calories 242 455 Chorizo
Protein 27.32 24.1 Pork
Fats 13.92 38.27 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0.6 0 Pork
Carbs 0 1.86 Chorizo
Cholesterol 80 88 Pork
Vitamin D 53 61 Chorizo
Iron 0.87 1.59 Chorizo
Calcium 19 8 Pork
Potassium 423 398 Pork
Magnesium 28 18 Pork
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.073 0.08 Chorizo
Zinc 2.39 3.41 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 246 150 Pork
Sodium 62 1235 Pork
Vitamin A 7 0 Pork
Vitamin E 0.29 0.22 Pork
Vitamin D 1.3 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.877 0.63 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321 0.3 Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037 5.131 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.698 1.12 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.464 0.53 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 0.7 2 Chorizo
Vitamin K 0 1.6 Chorizo
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 5.23 14.38 Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19 18.4 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 3.46 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.338 0.278 Pork
Threonine 1.234 1.473 Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.26 2.206 Chorizo
Leucine 2.177 1.708 Pork
Lysine 2.446 2.414 Pork
Methionine 0.712 0.47 Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086 1.149 Chorizo
Valine 1.473 0.914 Pork
Histidine 1.067 0.721 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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