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Salami vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Salami
Salami is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.064g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chorizo
Chorizo contains less Sugars (difference - 0.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chorizo
Chorizo contains less Sodium (difference - 505mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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.
Salami Chorizo
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Salami Chorizo
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
38
Salami
44
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
57
Salami
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
Salami
4
:
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Copper +346.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains more Potassium +25.9%
Contains more Zinc +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -29%
Equal in Iron - 1.59
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Copper +346.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Contains more Potassium +25.9%
Contains more Zinc +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -29%
Equal in Iron - 1.59
Equal in Magnesium - 18

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
Salami
4
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin D +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +31.6%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.12
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin D +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +31.6%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.12

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
131%
Salami
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
2%
Salami
2%
Chorizo
Fats
120%
Salami
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 Salami Chorizo Opinion
Calories 336 455 Chorizo
Protein 21.85 24.1 Chorizo
Fats 25.9 38.27 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 2.4 1.86 Salami
Cholesterol 89 88 Chorizo
Vitamin D 41 61 Chorizo
Iron 1.56 1.59 Chorizo
Calcium 15 8 Salami
Potassium 316 398 Chorizo
Magnesium 19 18 Salami
Sugars 0.96 0 Salami
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.357 0.08 Salami
Zinc 2.93 3.41 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 191 150 Salami
Sodium 1740 1235 Chorizo
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 0.22
Vitamin D 1 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.367 0.63 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.357 0.3 Salami
Vitamin B3 6.053 5.131 Salami
Vitamin B5 1.201 1.12 Salami
Vitamin B6 0.459 0.53 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 1.52 2 Chorizo
Vitamin K 3.2 1.6 Salami
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.586 Chorizo
Saturated Fat 9.316 14.38 Salami
Monounsaturated Fat 11.127 18.4 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 2.529 3.46 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.114 0.278 Chorizo
Threonine 0.521 1.473 Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.675 2.206 Chorizo
Leucine 0.929 1.708 Chorizo
Lysine 1.107 2.414 Chorizo
Methionine 0.301 0.47 Chorizo
Phenylalanine 0.481 1.149 Chorizo
Valine 0.668 0.914 Chorizo
Histidine 0.359 0.721 Chorizo
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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