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Chorizo vs Barbecue chicken - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chorizo and Barbecue chicken

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5 and Zinc, however Barbecue chicken is richer in Vitamin D and Phosphorus.
  • Chorizo covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 64% more than Barbecue chicken.
  • Barbecue chicken has 11 times less Vitamin B1 than Chorizo. Chorizo has 0.63mg of Vitamin B1, while Barbecue chicken has 0.055mg.
  • Barbecue chicken contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chorizo, pork and beef and Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin.

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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 Iron +67.4%
Contains more Potassium +56.1%
Contains more Zinc +91.6%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.3%
Contains less Sodium -72.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.077
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 36% 5% 23% 15% 26% 49% 94% 44%
Contains more Iron +67.4%
Contains more Potassium +56.1%
Contains more Zinc +91.6%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.3%
Contains less Sodium -72.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.077

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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1045.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +636.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +325.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.7%
Contains more Folate +300%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 5% 10% 0% 14% 53% 108% 10% 45% 59% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1045.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +636.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +177.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +325.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.7%
Contains more Folate +300%

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
68
Chorizo
25
Barbecue chicken
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
36
Barbecue chicken

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
145%
Chorizo
135%
Barbecue chicken
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Barbecue chicken
Fats
177%
Chorizo
70%
Barbecue chicken

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.
Chorizo Barbecue chicken
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Barbecue chicken
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 lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chorizo
Chorizo contains less Sugars (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 900mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.453g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
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 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 Chorizo Barbecue chicken Opinion
Calories 455 226 Chorizo
Protein 24.1 22.51 Chorizo
Fats 38.27 15.08 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.86 0.12 Chorizo
Cholesterol 88 127 Chorizo
Vitamin D 61 0 Chorizo
Iron 1.59 0.95 Chorizo
Calcium 8 16 Barbecue chicken
Potassium 398 255 Chorizo
Magnesium 18 21 Barbecue chicken
Sugars 0 0.12 Chorizo
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.077 Chorizo
Zinc 3.41 1.78 Chorizo
Starch 0 Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 150 218 Barbecue chicken
Sodium 1235 335 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A 0 67 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.22 0.46 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 1.5 0 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63 0.055 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3 0.227 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131 5.732 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 1.12 0.152 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53 0.191 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2 0.47 Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6 0 Chorizo
Folate 2 8 Barbecue chicken
Trans Fat 0.078 Chorizo
Saturated Fat 14.38 3.927 Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4 6.446 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46 2.038 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278 0.173 Chorizo
Threonine 1.473 0.657 Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206 0.853 Chorizo
Leucine 1.708 1.549 Chorizo
Lysine 2.414 1.75 Chorizo
Methionine 0.47 0.565 Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 1.149 0.69 Chorizo
Valine 0.914 0.935 Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.721 0.592 Chorizo
Fructose 0.04 Barbecue chicken

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chorizo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173859/nutrients
  2. Barbecue chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171127/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.