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Chorizo vs Rib eye steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chorizo and Rib eye steak?

  • Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin D, and Choline, while Rib eye steak is higher in Zinc, Selenium, and Iron.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Sodium is 51% higher.
  • Rib eye steak has 9 times less Vitamin B1 than Chorizo. Chorizo has 0.63mg of Vitamin B1, while Rib eye steak has 0.071mg.
  • Rib eye steak is lower in Sodium.

We used Chorizo, pork and beef and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled types in this comparison.

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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 Potassium +53.1%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Iron +40.9%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.6%
Contains more Zinc +73.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 152
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Iron +40.9%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.6%
Contains more Zinc +73.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 152
Equal in Copper - 0.08

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 E +120%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +787.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.287
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.908
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.477
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.1
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
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 2% 2% 6% 0% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 5% 263% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +787.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.287
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.908
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.477
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.1
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6

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 Rib eye steak
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Rib eye steak Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 23.69g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 21.81g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 291kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 11mg Rib eye steak
Iron 1.59mg 2.24mg Rib eye steak
Magnesium 18mg 22mg Rib eye steak
Phosphorus 150mg 152mg Rib eye steak
Potassium 398mg 260mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 54mg Rib eye steak
Zinc 3.41mg 5.91mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.08mg 0.08mg
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.1mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU 7IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0.2µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.071mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.287mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 4.908mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.536mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.477mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 6µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B12 2µg 2.1µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.6µg
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.265mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 1.116mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 1.103mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 2.041mg Rib eye steak
Lysine 2.414mg 2.269mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.641mg Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.95mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.184mg Rib eye steak
Histidine 0.721mg 0.888mg Rib eye steak
Cholesterol 88mg 80mg Rib eye steak
Trans Fat g 1.478g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 14.38g 9.684g Rib eye steak
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 10.519g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 1.027g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Rib eye steak
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
50
Rib eye steak
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
48
Rib eye steak

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%
Rib eye steak
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Rib eye steak
Fats
177%
Chorizo
101%
Rib eye steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1181mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.696g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2)
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. Rib eye steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173392/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.