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Chorizo vs Duck meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chorizo and Duck meat different?

  • Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin D, and Choline, however Duck meat is richer in Copper, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Chorizo is 71% higher.
  • Chorizo contains 21 times more Sodium than Duck meat. While Chorizo contains 1235mg of Sodium, Duck meat contains only 59mg.

Chorizo, pork and beef and Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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
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Contains more Potassium +95.1%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Contains more Iron +69.8%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Copper +183.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 156
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 4% 18% 12% 76% 51% 67% 8%
Contains more Potassium +95.1%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Contains more Iron +69.8%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Copper +183.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 156

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 +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +262.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +218.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +218.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.825
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.098
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 45% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 251% 4% 2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 13% 14% 3% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 38% 13% 5%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +262.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +218.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +218.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.825
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.098

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
32
Duck meat
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
42
Duck 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
114%
Duck meat
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Duck meat
Fats
177%
Chorizo
131%
Duck meat

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

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Chorizo Duck meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1176mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.71g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2)
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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Duck meat Opinion
Calories 455 337 Chorizo
Protein 24.1 18.99 Chorizo
Fats 38.27 28.35 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.86 0 Chorizo
Cholesterol 88 84 Duck meat
Vitamin D 61 3 Chorizo
Iron 1.59 2.7 Duck meat
Calcium 8 11 Duck meat
Potassium 398 204 Chorizo
Magnesium 18 16 Chorizo
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.227 Duck meat
Zinc 3.41 1.86 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 150 156 Duck meat
Sodium 1235 59 Duck meat
Vitamin A 0 210 Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.22 0.7 Duck meat
Vitamin D 1.5 0.1 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63 0.174 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3 0.269 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131 4.825 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12 1.098 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53 0.18 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2 0.3 Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6 5.1 Duck meat
Folate 2 6 Duck meat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.38 9.67 Duck meat
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4 12.9 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46 3.65 Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.278 0.232 Chorizo
Threonine 1.473 0.773 Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206 0.872 Chorizo
Leucine 1.708 1.465 Chorizo
Lysine 2.414 1.486 Chorizo
Methionine 0.47 0.475 Duck meat
Phenylalanine 1.149 0.752 Chorizo
Valine 0.914 0.938 Duck meat
Histidine 0.721 0.462 Chorizo
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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. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/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.