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Bologna sausage vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bologna sausage and Chorizo different?

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B2, Iron, and Vitamin B1 than Bologna sausage.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Chorizo is 45% higher.
  • Bologna sausage has less Sodium.

Bologna, pork and Chorizo, pork and beef are the varieties 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
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Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -26.6%
Contains more Iron +106.5%
Contains more Potassium +41.6%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +68%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 150
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 4% 25% 10% 27% 56% 60% 119%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -26.6%
Contains more Iron +106.5%
Contains more Potassium +41.6%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +68%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 150

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 E +18.2%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +115.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +433.3%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.5
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% 6% 42% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 117% 1% 4%
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 E +18.2%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +115.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +433.3%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.5

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
43
Bologna sausage
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
41
Bologna sausage
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
92%
Bologna sausage
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
1%
Bologna sausage
2%
Chorizo
Fats
92%
Bologna sausage
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.
Bologna sausage Chorizo
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal

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Bologna sausage 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 richer in minerals?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 328mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.541g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
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 ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bologna sausage Chorizo Opinion
Calories 247 455 Chorizo
Protein 15.3 24.1 Chorizo
Fats 19.87 38.27 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.73 1.86 Chorizo
Cholesterol 59 88 Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 56 61 Chorizo
Iron 0.77 1.59 Chorizo
Calcium 11 8 Bologna sausage
Potassium 281 398 Chorizo
Magnesium 14 18 Chorizo
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.08
Zinc 2.03 3.41 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 139 150 Chorizo
Sodium 907 1235 Bologna sausage
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.26 0.22 Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 1.4 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.523 0.63 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.157 0.3 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 3.9 5.131 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.72 1.12 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.27 0.53 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 0.93 2 Chorizo
Vitamin K 0.3 1.6 Chorizo
Folate 5 2 Bologna sausage
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.839 14.38 Bologna sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 9.732 18.4 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 2.107 3.46 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.149 0.278 Chorizo
Threonine 0.641 1.473 Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.663 2.206 Chorizo
Leucine 1.168 1.708 Chorizo
Lysine 1.204 2.414 Chorizo
Methionine 0.412 0.47 Chorizo
Phenylalanine 0.585 1.149 Chorizo
Valine 0.737 0.914 Chorizo
Histidine 0.482 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. Bologna sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173856/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.