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Chorizo vs Beefsteak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chorizo and Beefsteak

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B2, however Beefsteak is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, and Phosphorus.
  • Chorizo covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 63% more than Beefsteak.
  • Chorizo has 22 times more Sodium than Beefsteak. While Chorizo has 1235mg of Sodium, Beefsteak has only 55mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chorizo, pork and beef and Beef, loin, top sirloin cap steak, boneless, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, raw.

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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
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Iron +25.8%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Zinc +55.4%
Equal in Potassium - 375
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 75% 18% 95% 34% 8% 145% 27%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Iron +25.8%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Zinc +55.4%
Equal in Potassium - 375
Equal in Copper - 0.079

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 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +740%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +34.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.048
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.543
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.5
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% 0% 3% 0% 19% 42% 95% 0% 126% 3% 337% 4%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +740%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +34.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.048
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.543
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.5

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 Beefsteak
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Beefsteak Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 21.38g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 5.36g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 134kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 5mg Chorizo
Iron 1.59mg 2mg Beefsteak
Magnesium 18mg 25mg Beefsteak
Phosphorus 150mg 220mg Beefsteak
Potassium 398mg 375mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 55mg Beefsteak
Zinc 3.41mg 5.3mg Beefsteak
Copper 0.08mg 0.079mg Chorizo
Vitamin A 0IU 6IU Beefsteak
Vitamin E 0.22mg mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU 3IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0.1µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.075mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.182mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 5.048mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.543mg Beefsteak
Folate 2µg 3µg Beefsteak
Vitamin B12 2µg 2.69µg Beefsteak
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.262mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 1.099mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 1.09mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 2.011mg Beefsteak
Lysine 2.414mg 2.247mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.621mg Beefsteak
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.931mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.152mg Beefsteak
Histidine 0.721mg 0.868mg Beefsteak
Cholesterol 88mg 67mg Beefsteak
Trans Fat g 0.253g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 14.38g 1.875g Beefsteak
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 2.354g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.189g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chorizo Beefsteak
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
Beefsteak
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
50
Beefsteak

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
128%
Beefsteak
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Beefsteak
Fats
177%
Chorizo
25%
Beefsteak

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 1180mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.505g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Beefsteak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172173/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.