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Chorizo vs. Fajita — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chorizo and Fajita

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Iron, however, Fajita has more Phosphorus.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 64% more.
  • Chorizo has 6 times more Vitamin B1 than Fajita. Chorizo has 0.63mg of Vitamin B1, while Fajita has 0.1mg.
  • Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chorizo, pork and beef and USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Fajita
Contains more Iron +60.6%
Contains more Potassium +40.1%
Contains more Zinc +148.9%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Selenium +26.3%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.7%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Contains more Manganese +65%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27% 6% 116%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10% 9% 92%
Contains more Iron +60.6%
Contains more Potassium +40.1%
Contains more Zinc +148.9%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Selenium +26.3%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.7%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Contains more Manganese +65%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Fajita
Contains more Vitamin B1 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +270.4%
Contains more Choline +42.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.779
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 45% 0% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 2% 251% 53% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 3% 68% 37% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +270.4%
Contains more Choline +42.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.779

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Fajita
Contains more Protein +29.8%
Contains more Fats +567.9%
Contains more Other +36.1%
Contains more Carbs +19.9%
Contains more Water +121.7%
24% 38% 2% 32% 4%
Protein: 24.1 g
Fats: 38.27 g
Carbs: 1.86 g
Water: 31.85 g
Other: 3.92 g
19% 6% 2% 71% 3%
Protein: 18.56 g
Fats: 5.73 g
Carbs: 2.23 g
Water: 70.6 g
Other: 2.88 g
Contains more Protein +29.8%
Contains more Fats +567.9%
Contains more Other +36.1%
Contains more Carbs +19.9%
Contains more Water +121.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Fajita
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +688.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +217.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.9%
40% 51% 10%
Saturated Fat: 14.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 18.4 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
32% 46% 22%
Saturated Fat: 1.596 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.333 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.089 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +688.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +217.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chorizo Fajita
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Fajita Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 2.23g Fajita
Protein 24.1g 18.56g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 5.73g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 2.23g Fajita
Calories 455kcal 135kcal Chorizo
Calcium 8mg 13mg Fajita
Iron 1.59mg 0.99mg Chorizo
Magnesium 18mg 22mg Fajita
Phosphorus 150mg 277mg Fajita
Potassium 398mg 284mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 799mg Fajita
Zinc 3.41mg 1.37mg Chorizo
Copper 0.08mg 0.03mg Chorizo
Manganese 0.04mg 0.066mg Fajita
Selenium 21.1µg 16.7µg Chorizo
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.22mg
Vitamin D 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.1mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.213mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 4.779mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.726mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.387mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 4µg Fajita
Vitamin B12 2µg 0.54µg Chorizo
Choline 96.7mg 67.8mg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0.2µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.2mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 0.452mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 0.813mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.56mg Chorizo
Lysine 2.414mg 1.857mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.552mg Fajita
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.763mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 0.847mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.721mg 0.68mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 88mg
Saturated Fat 14.38g 1.596g Fajita
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.007g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 2.333g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 1.089g Chorizo
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.01g Fajita

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chorizo Fajita
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
67%
Chorizo
31%
Fajita
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
58%
Chorizo
45%
Fajita

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Fajita
Fajita contains less Sodium (difference - 436mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.784g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chorizo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173859/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.