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Beef tenderloin vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beef tenderloin and Chorizo different?

  • Beef tenderloin has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus, and Zinc, however Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B3.
  • Chorizo covers your daily need of Sodium 51% more than Beef tenderloin.
  • Beef tenderloin has 2 times more Iron than Chorizo. Beef tenderloin has 3.11mg of Iron, while Chorizo has 1.59mg.
  • Beef tenderloin contains less Saturated Fat.

Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted and Chorizo, pork and beef types were used in this article.

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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 +12.5%
Contains more Iron +95.6%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Zinc +18.2%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +20.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +95.6%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Zinc +18.2%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +20.2%

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 Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 23% 60% 57% 15% 58% 6% 308% 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 Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112%

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.
Beef tenderloin Chorizo
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef tenderloin Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 23.9g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 24.6g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 324kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 8mg Beef tenderloin
Iron 3.11mg 1.59mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 22mg 18mg Beef tenderloin
Phosphorus 203mg 150mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 331mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 57mg 1235mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 4.03mg 3.41mg Beef tenderloin
Copper 0.123mg 0.08mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 3mg 5.131mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 8µg 2µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 2.46µg 2µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.268mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.044mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.075mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.889mg 1.708mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.989mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.612mg 0.47mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.933mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 1.163mg 0.914mg Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.818mg 0.721mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 85mg 88mg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.72g 14.38g Beef tenderloin
Monounsaturated Fat 10.27g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 1g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beef tenderloin Chorizo
Low Fats diet ok
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
44
Beef tenderloin
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
51
Beef tenderloin
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
143%
Beef tenderloin
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef tenderloin
2%
Chorizo
Fats
114%
Beef tenderloin
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 1178mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.66g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Beef tenderloin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169544/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.