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Chorizo vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chorizo and Chicken meat different?

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, and Choline, however Chicken meat is richer in Vitamin B3.
  • Chorizo covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 71% more than Chicken meat.
  • Chorizo has 31 times more Vitamin D than Chicken meat. Chorizo has 61IU of Vitamin D, while Chicken meat has 2IU.
  • Chicken meat contains less Sodium.

Chorizo, pork and beef and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted types were 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 +26.2%
Contains more Potassium +78.5%
Contains more Zinc +75.8%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Contains more Iron +26.2%
Contains more Potassium +78.5%
Contains more Zinc +75.8%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.4%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.03
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 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.4%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.03

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 38.27g 13.6g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 239kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 15mg Chicken meat
Iron 1.59mg 1.26mg Chorizo
Magnesium 18mg 23mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 150mg 182mg Chicken meat
Potassium 398mg 223mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 82mg Chicken meat
Zinc 3.41mg 1.94mg Chorizo
Copper 0.08mg 0.066mg Chorizo
Vitamin A 0IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 61IU 2IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.063mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.168mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 1.03mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.4mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 5µg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 2µg 0.3µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.473mg 1.128mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 1.362mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.414mg 2.223mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 1.061mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.721mg 0.802mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 88mg 88mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.38g 3.79g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 5.34g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 2.97g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Chicken meat
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
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
31
Chicken meat

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
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
177%
Chorizo
63%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1153mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.59g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat 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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.