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Chorizo vs. Blood sausage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chorizo and Blood sausage

  • Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2, yet Blood sausage is richer in Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Blood sausage is 60% higher.
  • Chorizo contains 13 times more Vitamin B6 than Blood sausage. Chorizo contains 0.53mg of Vitamin B6, while Blood sausage contains 0.04mg.
  • Blood sausage contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Chorizo, pork and beef and Blood sausage.

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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 Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +581.8%
Contains more Potassium +947.4%
Contains more Zinc +162.3%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Manganese +300%
Contains more Selenium +36.1%
Contains more Iron +302.5%
Contains less Sodium -44.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27% 6% 116%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 240% 6% 10% 4% 89% 36% 14% 2% 85%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Phosphorus +581.8%
Contains more Potassium +947.4%
Contains more Zinc +162.3%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Manganese +300%
Contains more Selenium +36.1%
Contains more Iron +302.5%
Contains less Sodium -44.9%

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.
Chorizo
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Contains more Vitamin E +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +327.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1225%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +100%
Contains more Choline +32.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +150%
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% 5% 45% 0% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 2% 251% 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% 3% 39% 0% 18% 30% 23% 36% 10% 4% 126% 40% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +327.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1225%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +100%
Contains more Choline +32.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +150%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +65.1%
Contains more Fats +10.9%
Contains more Carbs +44.2%
Contains more Other +69.7%
Contains more Water +48.5%
Equal in Fats - 34.5
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
15% 35% 47% 2%
Protein: 14.6 g
Fats: 34.5 g
Carbs: 1.29 g
Water: 47.3 g
Other: 2.31 g
Contains more Protein +65.1%
Contains more Fats +10.9%
Contains more Carbs +44.2%
Contains more Other +69.7%
Contains more Water +48.5%
Equal in Fats - 34.5

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +15.7%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 13.4
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 3.46
40% 51% 10%
Saturated Fat: 14.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 18.4 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
41% 49% 11%
Saturated Fat: 13.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 15.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +15.7%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 13.4
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 3.46

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Blood sausage Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 1.29g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 14.6g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 34.5g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 1.29g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 379kcal Chorizo
Sugar 0g 1.29g Chorizo
Calcium 8mg 6mg Chorizo
Iron 1.59mg 6.4mg Blood sausage
Magnesium 18mg 8mg Chorizo
Phosphorus 150mg 22mg Chorizo
Potassium 398mg 38mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 680mg Blood sausage
Zinc 3.41mg 1.3mg Chorizo
Copper 0.08mg 0.04mg Chorizo
Manganese 0.04mg 0.01mg Chorizo
Selenium 21.1µg 15.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.13mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU 52IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 1.3µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.07mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.13mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 1.2mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.6mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.04mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 5µg Blood sausage
Vitamin B12 2µg 1µg Chorizo
Choline 96.7mg 72.8mg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.18mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 0.57mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 0.32mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.39mg Chorizo
Lysine 2.414mg 1.05mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.2mg Chorizo
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.82mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.02mg Blood sausage
Histidine 0.721mg 0.71mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 120mg Chorizo
Saturated Fat 14.38g 13.4g Blood sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 15.9g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 3.46g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Blood sausage
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
25%
Blood sausage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
58%
Chorizo
48%
Blood sausage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.29g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 32mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Blood sausage
Blood sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 555mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Blood sausage
Blood sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.98g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Blood sausage
Blood sausage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
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. Blood sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171618/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.