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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" charts 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%
Contains more Manganese +11.1%
Contains more Selenium +66.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 150
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 29% 10% 60% 25% 119% 56% 27% 5% 70%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27% 6% 116%
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%
Contains more Manganese +11.1%
Contains more Selenium +66.1%
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" charts 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 Choline +77.8%
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 Choline Vitamin K 0% 6% 42% 0% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 4% 117% 30% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 45% 0% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 2% 251% 53% 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 Choline +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +433.3%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +90.3%
Contains more Protein +57.5%
Contains more Fats +92.6%
Contains more Carbs +154.8%
Contains more Other +12%
15% 20% 61% 4%
Protein: 15.3 g
Fats: 19.87 g
Carbs: 0.73 g
Water: 60.6 g
Other: 3.5 g
24% 38% 2% 32% 4%
Protein: 24.1 g
Fats: 38.27 g
Carbs: 1.86 g
Water: 31.85 g
Other: 3.92 g
Contains more Water +90.3%
Contains more Protein +57.5%
Contains more Fats +92.6%
Contains more Carbs +154.8%
Contains more Other +12%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +89.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +64.2%
37% 52% 11%
Saturated Fat: 6.839 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.732 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.107 g
40% 51% 10%
Saturated Fat: 14.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 18.4 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +89.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +64.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
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
Manganese 0.036mg 0.04mg Chorizo
Selenium 12.7µg 21.1µg Chorizo
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.22mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 56IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.4µg 1.5µg Chorizo
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
Choline 54.4mg 96.7mg 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
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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ok
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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Bologna sausage
67%
Chorizo
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
40%
Bologna sausage
58%
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.