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Chorizo vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chorizo and Beef?

  • Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5, however Beef is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Sodium is 51% more.
  • Beef contains 31 times less Vitamin D than Chorizo. Chorizo contains 61IU of Vitamin D, while Beef contains 2IU.
  • Beef has less Sodium.

We used Chorizo, pork and beef and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled types 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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Beef
Contains more Potassium +25.2%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +63.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +32%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +85%
Equal in Copper - 0.085
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Contains more Potassium +25.2%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +63.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +32%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +85%
Equal in Copper - 0.085

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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Beef
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1269.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +32%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.378
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 45% 0% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 2% 251% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1269.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +32%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.378

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Beef Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 25.93g Beef
Fats 38.27g 15.41g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 250kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 18mg Beef
Iron 1.59mg 2.6mg Beef
Magnesium 18mg 21mg Beef
Phosphorus 150mg 198mg Beef
Potassium 398mg 318mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 72mg Beef
Zinc 3.41mg 6.31mg Beef
Copper 0.08mg 0.085mg Beef
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Beef
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU 2IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.046mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.176mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 5.378mg Beef
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.658mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.382mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 9µg Beef
Vitamin B12 2µg 2.64µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.2µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.094mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 0.72mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 0.822mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.45mg Chorizo
Lysine 2.414mg 1.54mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.478mg Beef
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.725mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 0.914mg
Histidine 0.721mg 0.604mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 88mg
Trans Fat g 0.572g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 14.38g 5.895g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 6.668g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.484g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Beef
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
68
Chorizo
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
55
Beef

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
145%
Chorizo
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Beef
Fats
177%
Chorizo
71%
Beef

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 1163mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.485g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
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. Chorizo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173859/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.