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Braunschweiger vs. Chorizo — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Braunschweiger and Chorizo

  • Braunschweiger has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Choline, however, Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B1.
  • Braunschweiger covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 754% more than Chorizo.
  • Chorizo has less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Braunschweiger (a liver sausage), pork and Chorizo, pork and beef.

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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 +12.5%
Contains more Iron +604.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +12%
Contains less Sodium -20.9%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Manganese +287.5%
Contains more Selenium +174.9%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 420% 8% 72% 18% 128% 77% 80% 21% 317%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27% 6% 116%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +604.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +12%
Contains less Sodium -20.9%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Manganese +287.5%
Contains more Selenium +174.9%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +408.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +201.8%
Contains more Folate +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +904.5%
Contains more Choline +164.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +153%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.6%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 844% 7% 36% 0% 63% 352% 157% 203% 77% 33% 2512% 140% 4%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +408.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +201.8%
Contains more Folate +2100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +904.5%
Contains more Choline +164.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +153%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.6%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +66.7%
Contains more Water +58.9%
Contains more Protein +66.2%
Contains more Fats +34.3%
Contains more Other +18.8%
15% 29% 3% 51% 3%
Protein: 14.5 g
Fats: 28.5 g
Carbs: 3.1 g
Water: 50.6 g
Other: 3.3 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 Carbs +66.7%
Contains more Water +58.9%
Contains more Protein +66.2%
Contains more Fats +34.3%
Contains more Other +18.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +44.5%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 3.46
37% 50% 13%
Saturated Fat: 9.307 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.731 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.193 g
40% 51% 10%
Saturated Fat: 14.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 18.4 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +44.5%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 3.46

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Braunschweiger Chorizo
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Braunschweiger Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 3.1g 1.86g Braunschweiger
Protein 14.5g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 28.5g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 3.1g 1.86g Braunschweiger
Calories 327kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Calcium 9mg 8mg Braunschweiger
Iron 11.2mg 1.59mg Braunschweiger
Magnesium 11mg 18mg Chorizo
Phosphorus 168mg 150mg Braunschweiger
Potassium 199mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 977mg 1235mg Braunschweiger
Zinc 2.81mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Copper 0.24mg 0.08mg Braunschweiger
Manganese 0.155mg 0.04mg Braunschweiger
Selenium 58µg 21.1µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin A 14051IU 0IU Braunschweiger
Vitamin A RAE 4220µg 0µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin E 0.35mg 0.22mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin D 48IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.2µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.249mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 1.525mg 0.3mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B3 8.368mg 5.131mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B5 3.38mg 1.12mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 44µg 2µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B12 20.09µg 2µg Braunschweiger
Choline 255.9mg 96.7mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.6µg
Tryptophan 0.145mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 0.534mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.484mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.032mg 1.708mg Chorizo
Lysine 0.909mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.311mg 0.47mg Chorizo
Phenylalanine 0.553mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 0.616mg 0.914mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.32mg 0.721mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 180mg 88mg Chorizo
Saturated Fat 9.307g 14.38g Braunschweiger
Monounsaturated Fat 12.731g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.193g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Braunschweiger 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
340%
Braunschweiger
67%
Chorizo
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
114%
Braunschweiger
58%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 92mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger contains less Sodium (difference - 258mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.073g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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

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. Braunschweiger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171621/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.