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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
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Contains more Iron +278.6%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +168.9%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Zinc +306%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.4%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 2% 14% 3% 14% 23% 37% 4%
Contains more Iron +278.6%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +168.9%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Zinc +306%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.4%
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 Vitamin B12 +143.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
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% 1% 6% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 103% 0% 1%
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 Vitamin B12 +143.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%

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 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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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