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Chorizo vs Cervelat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chorizo and Cervelat?

  • Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3, however Cervelat is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Copper, and Iron.
  • Cervelat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 146% more.
  • Cervelat contains 4 times less Vitamin B1 than Chorizo. Chorizo contains 0.63mg of Vitamin B1, while Cervelat contains 0.15mg.
  • Cervelat has less Saturated Fat.

We used Chorizo, pork and beef and Thuringer, cervelat, summer sausage, beef, pork types 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 Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.1%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains more Zinc +33.2%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +28.3%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Equal in Sodium - 1300
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 77% 10% 48% 23% 170% 70% 50%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.1%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains more Zinc +33.2%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +28.3%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Equal in Sodium - 1300

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 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +320%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +175%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.33
Equal in Folate - 2
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% 5% 34% 56% 38% 77% 81% 0% 60% 2% 688% 4%
Contains more Vitamin D +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +320%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +175%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.33
Equal in Folate - 2

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Cervelat Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 3.33g Cervelat
Protein 24.1g 17.45g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 30.43g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 3.33g Cervelat
Calories 455kcal 362kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0.85g Chorizo
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 9mg Cervelat
Iron 1.59mg 2.04mg Cervelat
Magnesium 18mg 14mg Chorizo
Phosphorus 150mg 111mg Chorizo
Potassium 398mg 260mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 1300mg Chorizo
Zinc 3.41mg 2.56mg Chorizo
Copper 0.08mg 0.15mg Cervelat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.22mg
Vitamin D 61IU 44IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 1.1µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 16.6mg Cervelat
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.15mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.33mg Cervelat
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 4.31mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.26mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 2µg
Vitamin B12 2µg 5.5µg Cervelat
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.3µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg mg Chorizo
Lysine 2.414mg mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg mg Chorizo
Phenylalanine 1.149mg mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.721mg mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 74mg Cervelat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.38g 11.51g Cervelat
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 12.97g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 1.2g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Cervelat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
87
Cervelat
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
56
Cervelat

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
105%
Cervelat
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
3%
Cervelat
Fats
177%
Chorizo
140%
Cervelat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chorizo
Chorizo contains less Sodium (difference - 65mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cervelat
Cervelat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cervelat
Cervelat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.87g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
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. Cervelat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172940/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.