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Chorizo vs Pastrami - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chorizo and Pastrami

  • Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin D, yet Pastrami is richer in Zinc, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Chorizo is 58% higher.
  • Chorizo contains 15 times more Vitamin D than Pastrami. Chorizo contains 61IU of Vitamin D, while Pastrami contains 4IU.
  • Pastrami contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Chorizo, pork and beef and Beef, cured, pastrami.

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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 +89.5%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +39.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -12.7%
Contains more Zinc +46%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 84% 13% 75% 19% 141% 136% 31%
Contains more Potassium +89.5%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +39.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -12.7%
Contains more Zinc +46%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 17

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 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1111.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +322.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.87
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 45% 0% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 2% 251% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 3% 3% 1% 14% 38% 80% 16% 51% 5% 234% 2%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1111.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +322.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.87

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Pastrami Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0.36g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 21.8g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 5.82g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0.36g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 147kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.01g Pastrami
Sugar 0g 0.1g Chorizo
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 10mg Pastrami
Iron 1.59mg 2.22mg Pastrami
Magnesium 18mg 17mg Chorizo
Phosphorus 150mg 175mg Pastrami
Potassium 398mg 210mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 1078mg Pastrami
Zinc 3.41mg 4.98mg Pastrami
Copper 0.08mg 0.091mg Pastrami
Vitamin A 0IU 42IU Pastrami
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU 4IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0.1µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0.3mg Pastrami
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.052mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.161mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 4.26mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.265mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.221mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 6µg Pastrami
Vitamin B12 2µg 1.87µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0.7µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.141mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 0.857mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 0.976mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.706mg Chorizo
Lysine 2.414mg 1.812mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.558mg Pastrami
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.847mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.065mg Pastrami
Histidine 0.721mg 0.684mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 68mg Pastrami
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.38g 2.681g Pastrami
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 2.118g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.145g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Pastrami
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
37
Pastrami
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
62
Pastrami

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
131%
Pastrami
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Pastrami
Fats
177%
Chorizo
27%
Pastrami

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pastrami
Pastrami contains less Sodium (difference - 157mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pastrami
Pastrami is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pastrami
Pastrami is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.699g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Pastrami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170204/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.