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

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 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% 2% 2% 6% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 263% 4% 5%
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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Chorizo Rib eye steak
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1181mg)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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