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Chorizo vs Brisket - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chorizo and Brisket

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Selenium, and Vitamin B6, however Brisket has more Vitamin B12, and Zinc.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 59% more.
  • Chorizo has 16 times more Sodium than Brisket. Chorizo has 1235mg of Sodium, while Brisket has 79mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chorizo, pork and beef and Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, 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 Potassium +20.6%
Contains more Iron +20.8%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +34%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Zinc +26.4%
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 2% 72% 17% 87% 30% 11% 118% 27%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Potassium +20.6%
Contains more Iron +20.8%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +34%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Zinc +26.4%
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 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +45.5%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +21.5%
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 0% 7% 0% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 6% 304% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +220%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +45.5%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +21.5%

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 Brisket
Lower in price 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
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Brisket Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 20.72g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 7.37g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 155kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 5mg Chorizo
Iron 1.59mg 1.92mg Brisket
Magnesium 18mg 23mg Brisket
Phosphorus 150mg 201mg Brisket
Potassium 398mg 330mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 79mg Brisket
Zinc 3.41mg 4.31mg Brisket
Copper 0.08mg 0.08mg
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.32mg Brisket
Vitamin D 61IU IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.1mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.17mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 3.94mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.35mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.42mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 7µg Brisket
Vitamin B12 2µg 2.43µg Brisket
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.3µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.232mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 0.905mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 0.931mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.637mg Chorizo
Lysine 2.414mg 1.724mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.53mg Brisket
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.809mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.008mg Brisket
Histidine 0.721mg 0.709mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 62mg Brisket
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.38g 2.59g Brisket
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 3.46g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.23g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Brisket
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
48
Brisket
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
45
Brisket

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
124%
Brisket
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Brisket
Fats
177%
Chorizo
34%
Brisket

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brisket
Brisket contains less Sodium (difference - 1156mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.79g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brisket
Brisket 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.

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. Brisket - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168607/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.