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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 Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +63.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +32%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +85%
Contains more Potassium +25.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +63.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +32%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +85%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +32%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
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 Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +32%
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

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 Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Beef 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
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

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
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. 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.