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Chorizo vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chorizo and Ground meat

  • Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin D, yet Ground meat is richer in Zinc, Vitamin B12, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Chorizo is 51% higher.
  • Chorizo contains 31 times more Vitamin D than Ground meat. Chorizo contains 61IU of Vitamin D, while Ground meat contains 2IU.
  • Ground meat contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Chorizo, pork and beef and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked.

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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 +65.1%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Iron +42.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Zinc +71.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Potassium +65.1%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Iron +42.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Zinc +71.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Equal in Copper - 0.079

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 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
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 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 23.87g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 15.37g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 241kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 1.59mg 2.27mg Ground meat
Magnesium 18mg 17mg Chorizo
Phosphorus 150mg 166mg Ground meat
Potassium 398mg 241mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 73mg Ground meat
Zinc 3.41mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Copper 0.08mg 0.079mg Chorizo
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU 2IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.051mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.171mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 4.026mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.512mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.311mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 7µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2µg 2.49µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 1.6µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.121mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 0.923mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 1.055mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.861mg Ground meat
Lysine 2.414mg 1.976mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.614mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.931mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.172mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.721mg 0.775mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 88mg 88mg
Trans Fat g 1.173g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 14.38g 6.073g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 7.322g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.408g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chorizo Ground meat
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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
49
Ground 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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Ground meat
Fats
177%
Chorizo
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1162mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.307g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground meat
Ground 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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
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.

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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.