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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
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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

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
164%
Chicken meat
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
2%
Chorizo
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
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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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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chicken meat Chorizo Opinion
Calories 239 455 Chorizo
Protein 27.3 24.1 Chicken meat
Fats 13.6 38.27 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 1.86 Chorizo
Cholesterol 88 88
Vitamin D 2 61 Chorizo
Iron 1.26 1.59 Chorizo
Calcium 15 8 Chicken meat
Potassium 223 398 Chorizo
Magnesium 23 18 Chicken meat
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.066 0.08 Chorizo
Zinc 1.94 3.41 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 182 150 Chicken meat
Sodium 82 1235 Chicken meat
Vitamin A 161 0 Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27 0.22 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.63 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.168 0.3 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 8.487 5.131 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03 1.12 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.53 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 0.3 2 Chorizo
Vitamin K 2.4 1.6 Chicken meat
Folate 5 2 Chicken meat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.79 14.38 Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34 18.4 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97 3.46 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.305 0.278 Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128 1.473 Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.362 2.206 Chorizo
Leucine 1.986 1.708 Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223 2.414 Chorizo
Methionine 0.726 0.47 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061 1.149 Chorizo
Valine 1.325 0.914 Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802 0.721 Chicken meat
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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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.