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Chorizo vs Ostrich - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chorizo and Ostrich

  • Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B1, yet Ostrich is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B3, and Copper.
  • Ostrich covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 177% more than Chorizo.
  • Chorizo contains 15 times more Sodium than Ostrich. While Chorizo contains 1235mg of Sodium, Ostrich contains only 80mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Chorizo, pork and beef and Ostrich, tip trimmed, 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 Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +75.5%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Copper +90%
Contains more Zinc +42.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Equal in Potassium - 362
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 2% 32% 18% 51% 133% 108% 11%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +75.5%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Copper +90%
Contains more Zinc +42.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.3%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Equal in Potassium - 362

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 +171.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +212.5%
Contains more Folate +650%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.23
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.292
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.545
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% 5% 0% 59% 68% 134% 80% 126% 782% 0% 12%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +171.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +212.5%
Contains more Folate +650%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.23
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.292
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.545

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Ostrich Opinion
Calories 455kcal 145kcal Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 28.49g Ostrich
Fats 38.27g 2.57g Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 85mg Ostrich
Vitamin D 61IU IU Chorizo
Iron 1.59mg 2.79mg Ostrich
Calcium 8mg 6mg Chorizo
Potassium 398mg 362mg Chorizo
Magnesium 18mg 25mg Ostrich
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.08mg 0.152mg Ostrich
Zinc 3.41mg 4.85mg Ostrich
Starch g g
Phosphorus 150mg 251mg Ostrich
Sodium 1235mg 80mg Ostrich
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.23mg Ostrich
Vitamin D 1.5µg µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.232mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.292mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 7.143mg Ostrich
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 1.318mg Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.545mg Ostrich
Vitamin B12 2µg 6.25µg Ostrich
Vitamin K 1.6µg µg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 15µg Ostrich
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.38g 1g Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 0.97g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.44g Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.254mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 1.25mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 1.354mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 2.315mg Ostrich
Lysine 2.414mg 2.516mg Ostrich
Methionine 0.47mg 0.796mg Ostrich
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 1.176mg Ostrich
Valine 0.914mg 1.407mg Ostrich
Histidine 0.721mg 0.716mg Chorizo
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Ostrich
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
105
Ostrich
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
57
Ostrich

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
171%
Ostrich
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Ostrich
Fats
177%
Chorizo
12%
Ostrich

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ostrich
Ostrich contains less Sodium (difference - 1155mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.38g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Ostrich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174488/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.