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Chorizo vs Frog legs - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chorizo and Frog legs different?

  • Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Selenium, however Frog legs are richer in Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Chorizo is 72% higher.
  • Chorizo contains 21 times more Sodium than Frog legs. While Chorizo contains 1235mg of Sodium, Frog legs contain only 58mg.
  • Frog legs have less Saturated Fat.

Chorizo, pork and beef and Frog legs, raw 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 +39.6%
Contains more Zinc +241%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Copper +212.5%
Equal in Iron - 1.5
Equal in Phosphorus - 147
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 57% 15% 63% 26% 8% 28% 84%
Contains more Potassium +39.6%
Contains more Zinc +241%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Copper +212.5%
Equal in Iron - 1.5
Equal in Phosphorus - 147

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 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +327.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +341.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +400%
Contains more Vitamin K +1500%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +354.5%
Contains more Folate +650%
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 3% 20% 6% 0% 35% 58% 23% 0% 28% 12% 50% 1%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +327.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +341.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +400%
Contains more Vitamin K +1500%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +354.5%
Contains more Folate +650%

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 Frog legs
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 Frog legs Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 16.4g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 0.3g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 73kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 18mg Frog legs
Iron 1.59mg 1.5mg Chorizo
Magnesium 18mg 20mg Frog legs
Phosphorus 150mg 147mg Chorizo
Potassium 398mg 285mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 58mg Frog legs
Zinc 3.41mg 1mg Chorizo
Copper 0.08mg 0.25mg Frog legs
Vitamin A 0IU 50IU Frog legs
Vitamin E 0.22mg 1mg Frog legs
Vitamin D 61IU 8IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0.2µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.14mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.25mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 1.2mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.12mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 15µg Frog legs
Vitamin B12 2µg 0.4µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0.1µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg mg Chorizo
Lysine 2.414mg mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg mg Chorizo
Phenylalanine 1.149mg mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.721mg mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 50mg Frog legs
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.38g 0.076g Frog legs
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 0.053g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.102g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Frog legs
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
19
Frog legs
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
35
Frog legs

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
98%
Frog legs
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Frog legs
Fats
177%
Chorizo
1%
Frog legs

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Frog legs
Frog legs contains less Sodium (difference - 1177mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 14.304g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
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. Frog legs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168148/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.