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Beef vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Beef and Chorizo?

  • Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron, however Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Sodium is 51% more.
  • Chorizo contains 2 times less Zinc than Beef. Beef contains 6.31mg of Zinc, while Chorizo contains 3.41mg.
  • Beef has less Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Chorizo, pork and beef types 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
Beef
7
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Contains more Iron +63.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +85%
Contains more Phosphorus +32%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Potassium +25.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Contains more Iron +63.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +85%
Contains more Phosphorus +32%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Potassium +25.2%
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
Beef
4
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +32%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1269.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 45% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 251% 4% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +32%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1269.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131

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
52
Beef
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
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
156%
Beef
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
2%
Chorizo
Fats
71%
Beef
177%
Chorizo

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 1163mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.485g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Chorizo Opinion
Calories 250 455 Chorizo
Protein 25.93 24.1 Beef
Fats 15.41 38.27 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 1.86 Chorizo
Cholesterol 88 88
Vitamin D 2 61 Chorizo
Iron 2.6 1.59 Beef
Calcium 18 8 Beef
Potassium 318 398 Chorizo
Magnesium 21 18 Beef
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.085 0.08 Beef
Zinc 6.31 3.41 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 198 150 Beef
Sodium 72 1235 Beef
Vitamin A 9 0 Beef
Vitamin E 0.12 0.22 Chorizo
Vitamin D 0 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.63 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.176 0.3 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.378 5.131 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658 1.12 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.53 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2.64 2 Beef
Vitamin K 1.2 1.6 Chorizo
Folate 9 2 Beef
Trans Fat 0.572 Chorizo
Saturated Fat 5.895 14.38 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668 18.4 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484 3.46 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.094 0.278 Chorizo
Threonine 0.72 1.473 Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.822 2.206 Chorizo
Leucine 1.45 1.708 Chorizo
Lysine 1.54 2.414 Chorizo
Methionine 0.478 0.47 Beef
Phenylalanine 0.725 1.149 Chorizo
Valine 0.914 0.914
Histidine 0.604 0.721 Chorizo
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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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.