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Chorizo vs. Pot roast — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chorizo and Pot roast

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2, however, Pot roast has more Zinc, Selenium, and Iron.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Sodium is 52% more.
  • Chorizo has 11 times more Vitamin B1 than Pot roast. Chorizo has 0.63mg of Vitamin B1, while Pot roast has 0.059mg.
  • Pot roast is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chorizo, pork and beef and Beef, chuck, arm pot roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, braised.

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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 Potassium +72.3%
Contains more Manganese +300%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +52.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +16%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Zinc +95.3%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Selenium +28%
Equal in Magnesium - 19
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 5% 91% 14% 75% 21% 7% 182% 33% 2% 148%
Contains more Potassium +72.3%
Contains more Manganese +300%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +52.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +16%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Zinc +95.3%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Selenium +28%
Equal in Magnesium - 19

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 +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +967.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +87.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +131.8%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin K +12.5%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.13
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 0% 11% 6% 0% 15% 40% 77% 35% 66% 7% 267% 5%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +967.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +87.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +131.8%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin K +12.5%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.13

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +99.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +20.1%
Contains more Water +63%
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
29% 19% 52%
Protein: 28.94 g
Fats: 19.17 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 51.9 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Fats +99.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +20.1%
Contains more Water +63%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +125.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +388.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -47.5%
40% 51% 10%
Saturated Fat: 14.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 18.4 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
46% 50% 4%
Saturated Fat: 7.548 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.175 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.708 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +125.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +388.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -47.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Pot roast Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 28.94g Pot roast
Fats 38.27g 19.17g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 297kcal Chorizo
Calcium 8mg 16mg Pot roast
Iron 1.59mg 2.42mg Pot roast
Magnesium 18mg 19mg Pot roast
Phosphorus 150mg 174mg Pot roast
Potassium 398mg 231mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 47mg Pot roast
Zinc 3.41mg 6.66mg Pot roast
Copper 0.08mg 0.099mg Pot roast
Manganese 0.04mg 0.01mg Chorizo
Selenium 21.1µg 27µg Pot roast
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.51mg Pot roast
Vitamin D 61IU 8IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0.2µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.059mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.171mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 4.105mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.571mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.283mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 9µg Pot roast
Vitamin B12 2µg 2.13µg Pot roast
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.8µg Pot roast
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.19mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 1.156mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 1.317mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 2.302mg Pot roast
Lysine 2.414mg 2.446mg Pot roast
Methionine 0.47mg 0.754mg Pot roast
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 1.143mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.436mg Pot roast
Histidine 0.721mg 0.924mg Pot roast
Cholesterol 88mg 116mg Chorizo
Saturated Fat 14.38g 7.548g Pot roast
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 8.175g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.708g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chorizo Pot roast
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
68%
Chorizo
44%
Pot roast
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
58%
Chorizo
57%
Pot roast

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pot roast
Pot roast contains less Sodium (difference - 1188mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pot roast
Pot roast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.832g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pot roast
Pot roast is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pot roast
Pot roast is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Pot roast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170213/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.