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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
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -26.6%
Contains more Iron +106.5%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +41.6%
Contains more Zinc +68%
Equal in Phosphorus - 150
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 29% 10% 60% 25% 119% 56% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -26.6%
Contains more Iron +106.5%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +41.6%
Contains more Zinc +68%
Equal in Phosphorus - 150
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 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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 42% 0% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 4% 117% 1%
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 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

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bologna sausage Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0.73g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 15.3g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 19.87g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0.73g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 247kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 8mg Bologna sausage
Iron 0.77mg 1.59mg Chorizo
Magnesium 14mg 18mg Chorizo
Phosphorus 139mg 150mg Chorizo
Potassium 281mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 907mg 1235mg Bologna sausage
Zinc 2.03mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Copper 0.08mg 0.08mg
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.22mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 56IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.4µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.523mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.157mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 3.9mg 5.131mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.72mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.27mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 5µg 2µg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B12 0.93µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 0.3µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.149mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 0.641mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.663mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.168mg 1.708mg Chorizo
Lysine 1.204mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.412mg 0.47mg Chorizo
Phenylalanine 0.585mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 0.737mg 0.914mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.482mg 0.721mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 59mg 88mg Bologna sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.839g 14.38g Bologna sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 9.732g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 2.107g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bologna sausage 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
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

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 contains less Sodium?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 328mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
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 ($)

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.