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Chorizo vs Beef tenderloin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chorizo and Beef tenderloin different?

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B3, however Beef tenderloin is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
  • Chorizo covers your daily need of Sodium 51% more than Beef tenderloin.
  • Chorizo has 7 times more Vitamin B1 than Beef tenderloin. Chorizo has 0.63mg of Vitamin B1, while Beef tenderloin has 0.09mg.
  • Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium.

Chorizo, pork and beef and Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted 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 Potassium +20.2%
Contains more Iron +95.6%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Contains more Zinc +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 117% 3% 30% 16% 41% 110% 87% 8%
Contains more Potassium +20.2%
Contains more Iron +95.6%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Contains more Zinc +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%

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 B1 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23%
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% 0% 0% 0% 23% 60% 57% 15% 58% 308% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23%
Contains more Folate +300%

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
44
Beef tenderloin
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
51
Beef tenderloin

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
143%
Beef tenderloin
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Beef tenderloin
Fats
177%
Chorizo
114%
Beef tenderloin

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 tenderloin
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 price Equal

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Chorizo Beef tenderloin
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 richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 1178mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.66g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin 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 is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Beef tenderloin Opinion
Calories 455 324 Chorizo
Protein 24.1 23.9 Chorizo
Fats 38.27 24.6 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.86 0 Chorizo
Cholesterol 88 85 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin D 61 Chorizo
Iron 1.59 3.11 Beef tenderloin
Calcium 8 9 Beef tenderloin
Potassium 398 331 Chorizo
Magnesium 18 22 Beef tenderloin
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.123 Beef tenderloin
Zinc 3.41 4.03 Beef tenderloin
Starch
Phosphorus 150 203 Beef tenderloin
Sodium 1235 57 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63 0.09 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3 0.26 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131 3 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12 0.25 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53 0.25 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2 2.46 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K 1.6 Chorizo
Folate 2 8 Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.38 9.72 Beef tenderloin
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4 10.27 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46 1 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278 0.268 Chorizo
Threonine 1.473 1.044 Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206 1.075 Chorizo
Leucine 1.708 1.889 Beef tenderloin
Lysine 2.414 1.989 Chorizo
Methionine 0.47 0.612 Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 1.149 0.933 Chorizo
Valine 0.914 1.163 Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.721 0.818 Beef tenderloin
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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 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 tenderloin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169544/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.