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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
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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

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
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 the food
Protein
145%
Chorizo
171%
Ostrich
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Ostrich
Fats
177%
Chorizo
12%
Ostrich

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
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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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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Ostrich Opinion
Calories 455 145 Chorizo
Protein 24.1 28.49 Ostrich
Fats 38.27 2.57 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.86 0 Chorizo
Cholesterol 88 85 Ostrich
Vitamin D 61 Chorizo
Iron 1.59 2.79 Ostrich
Calcium 8 6 Chorizo
Potassium 398 362 Chorizo
Magnesium 18 25 Ostrich
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.152 Ostrich
Zinc 3.41 4.85 Ostrich
Starch
Phosphorus 150 251 Ostrich
Sodium 1235 80 Ostrich
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 0.23 Ostrich
Vitamin D 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63 0.232 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3 0.292 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131 7.143 Ostrich
Vitamin B5 1.12 1.318 Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.53 0.545 Ostrich
Vitamin B12 2 6.25 Ostrich
Vitamin K 1.6 Chorizo
Folate 2 15 Ostrich
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.38 1 Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4 0.97 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46 0.44 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278 0.254 Chorizo
Threonine 1.473 1.25 Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206 1.354 Chorizo
Leucine 1.708 2.315 Ostrich
Lysine 2.414 2.516 Ostrich
Methionine 0.47 0.796 Ostrich
Phenylalanine 1.149 1.176 Ostrich
Valine 0.914 1.407 Ostrich
Histidine 0.721 0.716 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 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. 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.