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Chorizo vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chorizo and Italian sausage

  • Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1, yet Italian sausage is higher in Selenium.
  • Chorizo covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 45% more than Italian sausage.
  • Chorizo contains 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Italian sausage. While Chorizo contains 1.12mg of Vitamin B5, Italian sausage contains only 0.51mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Italian sausage is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Chorizo, pork and beef and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw.

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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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Contains more Iron +34.7%
Contains more Potassium +57.3%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains less Sodium -40.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 142
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Iron +34.7%
Contains more Potassium +57.3%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +90.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains less Sodium -40.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 142

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 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +119.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +300%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.568
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 7% 0% 0% 0% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 114% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +119.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +300%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.568

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
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
39
Italian sausage

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
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
177%
Chorizo
145%
Italian sausage

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

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Chorizo Italian sausage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 504mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.11g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
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 is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 455 346 Chorizo
Protein 24.1 14.25 Chorizo
Fats 38.27 31.33 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 1.86 0.65 Chorizo
Cholesterol 88 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 61 Chorizo
Iron 1.59 1.18 Chorizo
Calcium 8 18 Italian sausage
Potassium 398 253 Chorizo
Magnesium 18 14 Chorizo
Sugar 0 Italian sausage
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.08
Zinc 3.41 1.79 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 150 142 Chorizo
Sodium 1235 731 Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63 0.568 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3 0.168 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131 3.25 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12 0.51 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53 0.3 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2 0.91 Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6 Chorizo
Folate 2 8 Italian sausage
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.38 11.27 Italian sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4 14.34 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.278 0.114 Chorizo
Threonine 1.473 0.563 Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206 0.52 Chorizo
Leucine 1.708 0.956 Chorizo
Lysine 2.414 1.083 Chorizo
Methionine 0.47 0.346 Chorizo
Phenylalanine 1.149 0.477 Chorizo
Valine 0.914 0.572 Chorizo
Histidine 0.721 0.411 Chorizo
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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. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171631/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.