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Chicken meat vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chicken meat and Chorizo different?

  • Chicken meat has more Vitamin B3, however Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, and Choline.
  • Chorizo covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 71% more than Chicken meat.
  • Chicken meat has 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Chorizo. Chicken meat has 8.487mg of Vitamin B3, while Chorizo has 5.131mg.
  • Chicken meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Chorizo, pork and beef types were 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 +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Contains more Iron +26.2%
Contains more Potassium +78.5%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Contains more Zinc +75.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 5% 20% 17% 22% 53% 78% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Contains more Iron +26.2%
Contains more Potassium +78.5%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Contains more Zinc +75.8%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.12
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 10% 6% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 38% 6% 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.12

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.
Chicken meat Chorizo
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Chorizo Opinion
Calories 239kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Protein 27.3g 24.1g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 38.27g Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 88mg
Vitamin D 2IU 61IU Chorizo
Iron 1.26mg 1.59mg Chorizo
Calcium 15mg 8mg Chicken meat
Potassium 223mg 398mg Chorizo
Magnesium 23mg 18mg Chicken meat
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.066mg 0.08mg Chorizo
Zinc 1.94mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Starch g g
Phosphorus 182mg 150mg Chicken meat
Sodium 82mg 1235mg Chicken meat
Vitamin A 161IU 0IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.22mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 5.131mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 2.4µg 1.6µg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg 2µg Chicken meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.79g 14.38g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 3.46g Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.278mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.362mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.986mg 1.708mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.726mg 0.47mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 1.325mg 0.914mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg 0.721mg Chicken meat
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Chorizo
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
36
Chicken meat
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
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
164%
Chicken meat
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
2%
Chorizo
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1153mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.59g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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.
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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.