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Chorizo vs Bologna sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chorizo and Bologna sausage different?

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B2, Iron, and Vitamin B1 than Bologna sausage.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Chorizo is 45% higher.
  • Chorizo contains 2 times more Saturated Fat than Bologna sausage. While Chorizo contains 14.38g of Saturated Fat, Bologna sausage contains only 6.839g.

Chorizo, pork and beef and Bologna, pork are the varieties 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
Contains more Iron +106.5%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +41.6%
Contains more Zinc +68%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -26.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 139
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 29% 10% 60% 25% 119% 56% 27%
Contains more Iron +106.5%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +41.6%
Contains more Zinc +68%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -26.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 139
Equal in Copper - 0.08

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 +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +115.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +18.2%
Contains more Folate +150%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.4
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 0% 6% 42% 0% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 4% 117% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +115.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +18.2%
Contains more Folate +150%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.4

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Bologna sausage Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0.73g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 15.3g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 19.87g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0.73g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 247kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 11mg Bologna sausage
Iron 1.59mg 0.77mg Chorizo
Magnesium 18mg 14mg Chorizo
Phosphorus 150mg 139mg Chorizo
Potassium 398mg 281mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 907mg Bologna sausage
Zinc 3.41mg 2.03mg Chorizo
Copper 0.08mg 0.08mg
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.26mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 61IU 56IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 1.4µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.523mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.157mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 3.9mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.72mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.27mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 5µg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B12 2µg 0.93µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0.3µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.149mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 0.641mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 0.663mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.168mg Chorizo
Lysine 2.414mg 1.204mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.412mg Chorizo
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.585mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 0.737mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.721mg 0.482mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 59mg Bologna sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.38g 6.839g Bologna sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 9.732g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 2.107g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Bologna sausage
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
43
Bologna sausage
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
41
Bologna sausage

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
92%
Bologna sausage
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
1%
Bologna sausage
Fats
177%
Chorizo
92%
Bologna sausage

Comparison summary

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?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 328mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.541g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage 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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Bologna sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173856/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.