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Chorizo vs Pork jowl - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chorizo and Pork jowl

  • Chorizo is richer than Pork jowl in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Iron, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Pork jowl is 54% higher.
  • Chorizo contains 49 times more Sodium than Pork jowl. Chorizo contains 1235mg of Sodium, while Pork jowl contains 25mg.

Food types used in this article are Chorizo, pork and beef and Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw.

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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 +100%
Contains more Iron +278.6%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.4%
Contains more Potassium +168.9%
Contains more Zinc +306%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 16% 3% 37% 14% 4% 23% 14%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +278.6%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.4%
Contains more Potassium +168.9%
Contains more Zinc +306%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains less Sodium -98%

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 +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +143.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
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% 6% 0% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 1% 103% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +143.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Pork jowl Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 6.38g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 69.61g Pork jowl
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 655kcal Pork jowl
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 4mg Chorizo
Iron 1.59mg 0.42mg Chorizo
Magnesium 18mg 3mg Chorizo
Phosphorus 150mg 86mg Chorizo
Potassium 398mg 148mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 25mg Pork jowl
Zinc 3.41mg 0.84mg Chorizo
Copper 0.08mg 0.04mg Chorizo
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Pork jowl
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.29mg Pork jowl
Vitamin D 61IU IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.386mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.236mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 4.535mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.25mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.09mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 1µg Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2µg 0.82µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.021mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 0.21mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 0.168mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 0.446mg Chorizo
Lysine 2.414mg 0.528mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.095mg Chorizo
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.239mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 0.305mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.721mg 0.072mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 90mg Chorizo
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.38g 25.26g Chorizo
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 32.89g Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 8.11g Pork jowl

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Pork jowl
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
32
Pork jowl
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
14
Pork jowl

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
38%
Pork jowl
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Pork jowl
Fats
177%
Chorizo
321%
Pork jowl

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 1210mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.88g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in minerals
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)

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 jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/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.