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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
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Contains more Potassium +89.5%
Contains more Iron +39.6%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +46%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -12.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 3% 19% 13% 31% 136% 75% 141%
Contains more Potassium +89.5%
Contains more Iron +39.6%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +46%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -12.7%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.87
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 1% 3% 3% 3% 14% 38% 80% 16% 51% 234% 2% 5%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.87

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Chorizo Pastrami
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?
Pastrami
Pastrami is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pastrami
Pastrami contains less Sodium (difference - 157mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.