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Barbecue chicken vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Barbecue chicken and Chorizo

  • Barbecue chicken has more Phosphorus, however Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Zinc, and Vitamin D.
  • Chorizo covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 64% more than Barbecue chicken.
  • Chorizo contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin and Chorizo, pork and beef.

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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
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.3%
Contains less Sodium -72.9%
Contains more Iron +67.4%
Contains more Potassium +56.1%
Contains more Zinc +91.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 36% 15% 94% 23% 44% 49% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.3%
Contains less Sodium -72.9%
Contains more Iron +67.4%
Contains more Potassium +56.1%
Contains more Zinc +91.6%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.7%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1045.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +636.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +325.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 10% 0% 0% 14% 53% 108% 10% 45% 6% 59% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 45% 0% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 2% 251% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.7%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1045.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +636.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +325.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Barbecue chicken Chorizo
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barbecue chicken Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0.12g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 22.51g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 15.08g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0.12g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 226kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch 0g g Barbecue chicken
Fructose 0.04g g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0.12g 0g Chorizo
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 16mg 8mg Barbecue chicken
Iron 0.95mg 1.59mg Chorizo
Magnesium 21mg 18mg Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 218mg 150mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 255mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 335mg 1235mg Barbecue chicken
Zinc 1.78mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Copper 0.077mg 0.08mg Chorizo
Vitamin A 67IU 0IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.22mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 0µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.732mg 5.131mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.152mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 8µg 2µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 0µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.173mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 0.657mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.853mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.549mg 1.708mg Chorizo
Lysine 1.75mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.565mg 0.47mg Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 0.69mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 0.935mg 0.914mg Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.592mg 0.721mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 127mg 88mg Chorizo
Trans Fat 0.078g g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 3.927g 14.38g Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038g 3.46g Chorizo

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Barbecue chicken Chorizo
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Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
25
Barbecue chicken
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
36
Barbecue chicken
57
Chorizo

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 food.
Protein
135%
Barbecue chicken
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Barbecue chicken
2%
Chorizo
Fats
70%
Barbecue chicken
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 900mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.453g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Barbecue chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171127/nutrients
  2. Chorizo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173859/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.