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Chorizo vs Chuck steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chorizo and Chuck steak different?

  • Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B2, however Chuck steak is richer in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Selenium, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Chorizo is 51% higher.
  • Chorizo contains 12 times more Vitamin D than Chuck steak. While Chorizo contains 61IU of Vitamin D, Chuck steak contains only 5IU.
  • Chuck steak has less Sodium.

Chorizo, pork and beef and Beef, chuck eye steak, boneless, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled 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 Potassium +22.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +54.1%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.3%
Contains more Zinc +154.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.077
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% 92% 16% 83% 29% 10% 237% 26%
Contains more Potassium +22.5%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +54.1%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.3%
Contains more Zinc +154.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.077

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 E +120%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +854.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +51.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.663
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
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 2% 2% 3% 0% 17% 45% 88% 46% 87% 5% 379% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +854.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +51.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.663
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Chuck steak Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 24.98g Chuck steak
Fats 38.27g 19.64g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 277kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 16mg Chuck steak
Iron 1.59mg 2.45mg Chuck steak
Magnesium 18mg 22mg Chuck steak
Phosphorus 150mg 193mg Chuck steak
Potassium 398mg 325mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 71mg Chuck steak
Zinc 3.41mg 8.68mg Chuck steak
Copper 0.08mg 0.077mg Chorizo
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Chuck steak
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.1mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU 5IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0.1µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.066mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.191mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 4.663mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.752mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.373mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 6µg Chuck steak
Vitamin B12 2µg 3.03µg Chuck steak
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.6µg
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.281mg Chuck steak
Threonine 1.473mg 1.099mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 1.062mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 2.009mg Chuck steak
Lysine 2.414mg 2.184mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.709mg Chuck steak
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.951mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.129mg Chuck steak
Histidine 0.721mg 0.809mg Chuck steak
Cholesterol 88mg 87mg Chuck steak
Trans Fat g 1.287g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 14.38g 8.66g Chuck steak
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 9.457g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.81g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Chuck steak
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
56
Chuck steak
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
62
Chuck steak

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
150%
Chuck steak
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Chuck steak
Fats
177%
Chorizo
91%
Chuck steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1164mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.72g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
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 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. Chuck steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171228/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.