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Chorizo vs Ham - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chorizo and Ham

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3, however Ham is higher in Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus.
  • Chorizo covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 63% more than Ham.
  • Chorizo has 3 times more Vitamin B12 than Ham. While Chorizo has 2µg of Vitamin B12, Ham has only 0.65µg.
  • Ham has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chorizo, pork and beef and Pork, cured, ham, boneless, extra lean (approximately 5% fat), roasted.

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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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Ham
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +38.7%
Contains more Zinc +18.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.7%
Equal in Calcium - 8
Equal in Iron - 1.48
Equal in Sodium - 1203
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 3% 56% 10% 85% 26% 157% 79% 27%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +38.7%
Contains more Zinc +18.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.7%
Equal in Calcium - 8
Equal in Iron - 1.48
Equal in Sodium - 1203
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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Ham
Contains more Vitamin D +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +177.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
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 0% 5% 24% 0% 189% 47% 76% 25% 93% 3% 82% 0%
Contains more Vitamin D +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +177.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.7%
Contains more Folate +50%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Ham Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 1.5g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 20.93g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 5.53g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 1.5g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 145kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 8mg
Iron 1.59mg 1.48mg Chorizo
Magnesium 18mg 14mg Chorizo
Phosphorus 150mg 196mg Ham
Potassium 398mg 287mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 1203mg Ham
Zinc 3.41mg 2.88mg Chorizo
Copper 0.08mg 0.079mg Chorizo
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.25mg Ham
Vitamin D 61IU 32IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0.8µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.754mg Ham
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.202mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 4.023mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.403mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.4mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 3µg Ham
Vitamin B12 2µg 0.65µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.251mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 0.931mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 0.918mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.661mg Chorizo
Lysine 2.414mg 1.775mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.553mg Ham
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.904mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 0.908mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.721mg 0.75mg Ham
Cholesterol 88mg 53mg Ham
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.38g 1.81g Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 2.62g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.54g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Ham
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
45
Ham
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
55
Ham

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
126%
Ham
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
2%
Ham
Fats
177%
Chorizo
26%
Ham

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ham
Ham contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.57g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ham
Ham is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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. Ham - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167871/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.