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Chorizo vs Pork chop - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chorizo and Pork chop different?

  • Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Iron, and Choline, however Pork chop is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Chorizo is 56% higher.
  • Chorizo contains 17 times more Sodium than Pork chop. While Chorizo contains 1235mg of Sodium, Pork chop contains only 74mg.

Chorizo, pork and beef and Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Iron +82.8%
Contains more Potassium +26.3%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.7%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Equal in Zinc - 3.15
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35%
Contains more Iron +82.8%
Contains more Potassium +26.3%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.7%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Equal in Zinc - 3.15

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 D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.21
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.313
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.104
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.489
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 1% 5% 30% 0% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 0% 83% 0%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.5%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.21
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.313
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.104
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.489

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Pork chop Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 23.72g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 14.35g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 231kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 56mg Pork chop
Iron 1.59mg 0.87mg Chorizo
Magnesium 18mg 20mg Pork chop
Phosphorus 150mg 241mg Pork chop
Potassium 398mg 315mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 74mg Pork chop
Zinc 3.41mg 3.15mg Chorizo
Copper 0.08mg 0.105mg Pork chop
Vitamin A 0IU 15IU Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.21mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU 40IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 1µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.49mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.313mg Pork chop
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 7.927mg Pork chop
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 1.104mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.489mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 0µg Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2µg 0.66µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.282mg Pork chop
Threonine 1.473mg 1.043mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 1.123mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.952mg Pork chop
Lysine 2.414mg 2.109mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.65mg Pork chop
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.985mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.2mg Pork chop
Histidine 0.721mg 0.965mg Pork chop
Cholesterol 88mg 78mg Pork chop
Trans Fat g 0.066g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 14.38g 4.339g Pork chop
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 4.887g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 1.894g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chorizo Pork chop
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
53
Pork chop
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
41
Pork chop

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
142%
Pork chop
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Pork chop
Fats
177%
Chorizo
66%
Pork chop

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork chop
Pork chop contains less Sodium (difference - 1161mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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. Pork chop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167824/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.