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Chorizo vs Lamb and mutton - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chorizo and Lamb and mutton

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B5, while Lamb and mutton has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Zinc.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Sodium is 51% higher.
  • Lamb and mutton contains 31 times less Vitamin D than Chorizo. Chorizo contains 61IU of Vitamin D, while Lamb and mutton contains 2IU.
  • The amount of Sodium in Lamb and mutton is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Chorizo, pork and beef and Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked.

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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 +28.4%
Contains more Iron +18.2%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Copper +48.8%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 6% 28% 17% 40% 122% 81% 10%
Contains more Potassium +28.4%
Contains more Iron +18.2%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Copper +48.8%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%

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 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +187.5%
Contains more Folate +800%
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 0% 0% 3% 3% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 319% 12% 14%
Contains more Vitamin E +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +187.5%
Contains more Folate +800%

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 Lamb and mutton
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Lamb and mutton Opinion
Calories 455kcal 294kcal Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 24.52g Lamb and mutton
Fats 38.27g 20.94g Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 97mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU 2IU Chorizo
Iron 1.59mg 1.88mg Lamb and mutton
Calcium 8mg 17mg Lamb and mutton
Potassium 398mg 310mg Chorizo
Magnesium 18mg 23mg Lamb and mutton
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.08mg 0.119mg Lamb and mutton
Zinc 3.41mg 4.46mg Lamb and mutton
Starch g g
Phosphorus 150mg 188mg Lamb and mutton
Sodium 1235mg 72mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.14mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0.1µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.1mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.25mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 6.66mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.66mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.13mg Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2µg 2.55µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 1.6µg 4.6µg Lamb and mutton
Folate 2µg 18µg Lamb and mutton
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.38g 8.83g Lamb and mutton
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 8.82g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 1.51g Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.287mg Lamb and mutton
Threonine 1.473mg 1.05mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 1.183mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.908mg Lamb and mutton
Lysine 2.414mg 2.166mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.629mg Lamb and mutton
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.998mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.323mg Lamb and mutton
Histidine 0.721mg 0.777mg Lamb and mutton
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Lamb and mutton
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
Lamb and mutton
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
46
Lamb and mutton

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
147%
Lamb and mutton
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Lamb and mutton
Fats
177%
Chorizo
97%
Lamb and mutton

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton contains less Sodium (difference - 1163mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.55g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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. Lamb and mutton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/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.