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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Potassium +20.2%
Contains more Manganese +185.7%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +95.6%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Zinc +18.2%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Equal in Selenium - 22.9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.4% 60% 13% 64% 35% 161% 93% 27% 5.2% 115%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.7% 117% 16% 87% 29% 7.4% 110% 41% 1.8% 125%
Contains more Potassium +20.2%
Contains more Manganese +185.7%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +95.6%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Zinc +18.2%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Equal in Selenium - 22.9

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23%
Equal in Choline - 91
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4.4% 45% 0% 158% 69% 96% 67% 122% 1.5% 250% 53% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 23% 60% 56% 15% 58% 6% 308% 50% 0%
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 Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23%
Equal in Choline - 91

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +55.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +25.2%
Contains more Water +51.9%
Equal in Protein - 23.9
24% 38% 2% 32% 4%
Protein: 24.1 g
Fats: 38.27 g
Carbs: 1.86 g
Water: 31.85 g
Other: 3.92 g
24% 25% 48% 3%
Protein: 23.9 g
Fats: 24.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 48.37 g
Other: 3.13 g
Contains more Fats +55.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +25.2%
Contains more Water +51.9%
Equal in Protein - 23.9

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +79.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +246%
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.4%
40% 51% 10%
Saturated Fat: 14.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 18.4 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
46% 49% 5%
Saturated Fat: 9.72 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.27 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +79.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +246%
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chorizo Beef tenderloin
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Beef tenderloin Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 23.9g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 24.6g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 324kcal Chorizo
Calcium 8mg 9mg Beef tenderloin
Iron 1.59mg 3.11mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 18mg 22mg Beef tenderloin
Phosphorus 150mg 203mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 398mg 331mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 57mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 3.41mg 4.03mg Beef tenderloin
Copper 0.08mg 0.123mg Beef tenderloin
Manganese 0.04mg 0.014mg Chorizo
Selenium 21.1µg 22.9µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin E 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.09mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.26mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.25mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.25mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 8µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 2µg 2.46µg Beef tenderloin
Choline 96.7mg 91mg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.268mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 1.044mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 1.075mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.889mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 2.414mg 1.989mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.612mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.933mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.163mg Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.721mg 0.818mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 88mg 85mg Beef tenderloin
Saturated Fat 14.38g 9.72g Beef tenderloin
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 10.27g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 1g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Beef tenderloin
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
67%
Chorizo
44%
Beef tenderloin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
58%
Chorizo
54%
Beef tenderloin

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 1178mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
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 ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.