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Chorizo vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chorizo and Horse meat

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Selenium, however Horse meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus, and Copper.
  • Chorizo covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 62% more than Horse meat.
  • Horse meat has 22 times less Sodium than Chorizo. Chorizo has 1235mg of Sodium, while Horse meat has 55mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chorizo, pork and beef and Game meat, horse, cooked, 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
Contains more Iron +216.4%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Zinc +12%
Contains more Copper +113.8%
Equal in Calcium - 8
Equal in Potassium - 379
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% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Contains more Iron +216.4%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Zinc +12%
Contains more Copper +113.8%
Equal in Calcium - 8
Equal in Potassium - 379

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 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.84
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% 0% 0% 7% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 0% 396% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.84

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Horse meat Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 28.14g Horse meat
Fats 38.27g 6.05g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 175kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 8mg
Iron 1.59mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Magnesium 18mg 25mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 150mg 247mg Horse meat
Potassium 398mg 379mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 55mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.41mg 3.82mg Horse meat
Copper 0.08mg 0.171mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.1mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 4.84mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.33mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg µg Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2µg 3.16µg Horse meat
Vitamin K 1.6µg µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.349mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.473mg 1.262mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 1.334mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 2.232mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.414mg 2.398mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.623mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 1.157mg Horse meat
Valine 0.914mg 1.458mg Horse meat
Histidine 0.721mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 88mg 68mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.38g 1.9g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 2.12g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.85g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chorizo Horse 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
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
65
Horse 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
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Horse meat
Fats
177%
Chorizo
28%
Horse meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1180mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.48g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Horse meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175087/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.