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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
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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%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
145%
Chorizo
147%
Lamb and mutton
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Lamb and mutton
Fats
177%
Chorizo
97%
Lamb and mutton

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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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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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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chorizo Lamb and mutton Opinion
Calories 455 294 Chorizo
Protein 24.1 24.52 Lamb and mutton
Fats 38.27 20.94 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.86 0 Chorizo
Cholesterol 88 97 Chorizo
Vitamin D 61 2 Chorizo
Iron 1.59 1.88 Lamb and mutton
Calcium 8 17 Lamb and mutton
Potassium 398 310 Chorizo
Magnesium 18 23 Lamb and mutton
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.119 Lamb and mutton
Zinc 3.41 4.46 Lamb and mutton
Starch
Phosphorus 150 188 Lamb and mutton
Sodium 1235 72 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 0.14 Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5 0.1 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63 0.1 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3 0.25 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131 6.66 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B5 1.12 0.66 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53 0.13 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2 2.55 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 1.6 4.6 Lamb and mutton
Folate 2 18 Lamb and mutton
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.38 8.83 Lamb and mutton
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4 8.82 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46 1.51 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278 0.287 Lamb and mutton
Threonine 1.473 1.05 Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206 1.183 Chorizo
Leucine 1.708 1.908 Lamb and mutton
Lysine 2.414 2.166 Chorizo
Methionine 0.47 0.629 Lamb and mutton
Phenylalanine 1.149 0.998 Chorizo
Valine 0.914 1.323 Lamb and mutton
Histidine 0.721 0.777 Lamb and mutton
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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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.