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Chorizo vs Flank steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chorizo and Flank steak?

  • Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5, however Flank steak is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Phosphorus.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 55% more.
  • Flank steak contains 22 times less Sodium than Chorizo. Chorizo contains 1235mg of Sodium, while Flank steak contains 56mg.

We used Chorizo, pork and beef and Beef, flank, steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled types 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 +17.4%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Zinc +43.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Equal in Iron - 1.74
Equal in Copper - 0.082
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 66% 6% 30% 17% 28% 134% 90% 8%
Contains more Potassium +17.4%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Zinc +43.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Equal in Iron - 1.74
Equal in Copper - 0.082

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 B1 +740%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.5%
Contains more Folate +350%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.579
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% 0% 8% 0% 19% 31% 139% 33% 134% 204% 4% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +740%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.5%
Contains more Folate +350%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.579

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Flank steak Opinion
Calories 455kcal 192kcal Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 27.66g Flank steak
Fats 38.27g 8.23g Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 79mg Flank steak
Vitamin D 61IU IU Chorizo
Iron 1.59mg 1.74mg Flank steak
Calcium 8mg 20mg Flank steak
Potassium 398mg 339mg Chorizo
Magnesium 18mg 23mg Flank steak
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.08mg 0.082mg Flank steak
Zinc 3.41mg 4.9mg Flank steak
Starch g g
Phosphorus 150mg 210mg Flank steak
Sodium 1235mg 56mg Flank steak
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.38mg Flank steak
Vitamin D 1.5µg µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.075mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.133mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 7.363mg Flank steak
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.545mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.579mg Flank steak
Vitamin B12 2µg 1.63µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.4µg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 9µg Flank steak
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.38g 3.395g Flank steak
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 3.317g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.322g Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.182mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 1.105mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 1.259mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 2.201mg Flank steak
Lysine 2.414mg 2.338mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.72mg Flank steak
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 1.093mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.372mg Flank steak
Histidine 0.721mg 0.883mg Flank steak
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Flank steak
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
48
Flank steak
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
47
Flank 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
166%
Flank steak
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Flank steak
Fats
177%
Chorizo
38%
Flank steak

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flank steak
Flank steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1179mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.985g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flank steak
Flank steak is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. Flank steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168733/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.