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Chorizo vs. Pork leg — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chorizo and Pork leg?

  • Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2, however, Pork leg is richer in Selenium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 57% more.
  • Pork leg contains 26 times less Sodium than Chorizo. Chorizo contains 1235mg of Sodium, while Pork leg contains 47mg.

We used Chorizo, pork and beef and Pork, fresh, leg (ham), whole, separable lean and fat, raw types 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Iron +87.1%
Contains more Potassium +26.3%
Contains more Zinc +76.7%
Contains more Copper +23.1%
Contains more Manganese +73.9%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Selenium +39.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27% 6% 116%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 32% 15% 86% 28% 7% 53% 22% 3% 161%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Iron +87.1%
Contains more Potassium +26.3%
Contains more Zinc +76.7%
Contains more Copper +23.1%
Contains more Manganese +73.9%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Selenium +39.3%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +217.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.8%
Contains more Folate +250%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 45% 0% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 2% 251% 53% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 15% 3% 185% 47% 86% 42% 93% 6% 79% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin D +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +217.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +16.8%
Contains more Folate +250%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +38.3%
Contains more Fats +102.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +218.7%
Contains more Water +96.1%
24% 38% 2% 32% 4%
Protein: 24.1 g
Fats: 38.27 g
Carbs: 1.86 g
Water: 31.85 g
Other: 3.92 g
17% 19% 62%
Protein: 17.43 g
Fats: 18.87 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.47 g
Other: 1.23 g
Contains more Protein +38.3%
Contains more Fats +102.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +218.7%
Contains more Water +96.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +119.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +72.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -54.5%
40% 51% 10%
Saturated Fat: 14.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 18.4 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
39% 49% 12%
Saturated Fat: 6.54 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.38 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.01 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +119.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +72.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -54.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chorizo Pork leg
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Pork leg Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 17.43g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 18.87g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 245kcal Chorizo
Calcium 8mg 5mg Chorizo
Iron 1.59mg 0.85mg Chorizo
Magnesium 18mg 20mg Pork leg
Phosphorus 150mg 199mg Pork leg
Potassium 398mg 315mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 47mg Pork leg
Zinc 3.41mg 1.93mg Chorizo
Copper 0.08mg 0.065mg Chorizo
Manganese 0.04mg 0.023mg Chorizo
Selenium 21.1µg 29.4µg Pork leg
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork leg
Vitamin E 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU 20IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0.7mg Pork leg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.736mg Pork leg
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.2mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 4.574mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.685mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.401mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 7µg Pork leg
Vitamin B12 2µg 0.63µg Chorizo
Choline 96.7mg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.208mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 0.776mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 0.787mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.376mg Chorizo
Lysine 2.414mg 1.55mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.444mg Chorizo
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.689mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 0.931mg Pork leg
Histidine 0.721mg 0.659mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 73mg Pork leg
Saturated Fat 14.38g 6.54g Pork leg
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 8.38g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 2.01g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Pork leg
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
67%
Chorizo
42%
Pork leg
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
58%
Chorizo
40%
Pork leg

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork leg
Pork leg is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork leg
Pork leg contains less Sodium (difference - 1188mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork leg
Pork leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork leg
Pork leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.84g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork leg
Pork leg is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
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 is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chorizo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173859/nutrients
  2. Pork leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168222/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.