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Chorizo vs Corned beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chorizo and Corned beef?

  • Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2, while Corned beef is higher in Selenium, and Zinc.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 50% higher.
  • Corned beef has 3 times less Vitamin B5 than Chorizo. Chorizo has 1.12mg of Vitamin B5, while Corned beef has 0.42mg.
  • Corned beef is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Chorizo, pork and beef and Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked types in this comparison.

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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 +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains more Potassium +174.5%
Contains more Iron +17%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Zinc +34.3%
Contains more Copper +92.5%
Equal in Calcium - 8
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% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Contains more Potassium +174.5%
Contains more Iron +17%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Zinc +34.3%
Contains more Copper +92.5%
Equal in Calcium - 8

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 +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2323.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.7%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.5
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% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2323.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.7%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.5

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Corned beef Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0.47g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 18.17g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 18.98g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0.47g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 251kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 8mg
Iron 1.59mg 1.86mg Corned beef
Magnesium 18mg 12mg Chorizo
Phosphorus 150mg 125mg Chorizo
Potassium 398mg 145mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 973mg Corned beef
Zinc 3.41mg 4.58mg Corned beef
Copper 0.08mg 0.154mg Corned beef
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.16mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU 4IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0.1µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.026mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.17mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 3.03mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.42mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.23mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 6µg Corned beef
Vitamin B12 2µg 1.63µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.119mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 0.726mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 0.827mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.445mg Chorizo
Lysine 2.414mg 1.536mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.473mg Corned beef
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.718mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 0.901mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.721mg 0.58mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 98mg Chorizo
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.38g 6.34g Corned beef
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 9.22g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.67g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Corned beef
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
33
Corned beef
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
56
Corned beef

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
109%
Corned beef
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Corned beef
Fats
177%
Chorizo
88%
Corned beef

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Corned beef
Corned beef contains less Sodium (difference - 262mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.04g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.