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Chorizo vs Salami - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chorizo and Salami different?

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B6, however Salami is richer in Manganese, Copper, Selenium, Phosphorus and Vitamin B3.
  • Salami covers your daily need of Manganese 41% more than Chorizo.
  • Chorizo has 2 times more Vitamin B1 than Salami. Chorizo has 0.63mg of Vitamin B1, while Salami has 0.367mg.
  • Salami contains less Saturated Fat.

Chorizo, pork and beef and Salami, cooked, beef and pork types were used 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Salami
Contains more Potassium +25.9%
Contains more Zinc +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -29%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Copper +346.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.56
Equal in Magnesium - 19
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 5% 28% 14% 119% 80% 82% 227%
Contains more Potassium +25.9%
Contains more Zinc +16.4%
Contains less Sodium -29%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Copper +346.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.56
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Salami
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.201
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% 0% 5% 30% 92% 83% 114% 73% 106% 191% 8% 3%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.201

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
68
Chorizo
58
Salami
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
77
Salami

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 the food
Protein
145%
Chorizo
131%
Salami
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
2%
Salami
Fats
177%
Chorizo
120%
Salami

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chorizo Salami
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Salami
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Salami
Salami is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.064g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chorizo
Chorizo contains less Sugars (difference - 0.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chorizo
Chorizo contains less Sodium (difference - 505mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chorizo Salami Opinion
Calories 455 336 Chorizo
Protein 24.1 21.85 Chorizo
Fats 38.27 25.9 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.86 2.4 Salami
Cholesterol 88 89 Chorizo
Vitamin D 61 41 Chorizo
Iron 1.59 1.56 Chorizo
Calcium 8 15 Salami
Potassium 398 316 Chorizo
Magnesium 18 19 Salami
Sugars 0 0.96 Chorizo
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.357 Salami
Zinc 3.41 2.93 Chorizo
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Phosphorus 150 191 Salami
Sodium 1235 1740 Chorizo
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 0.22
Vitamin D 1.5 1 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63 0.367 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3 0.357 Salami
Vitamin B3 5.131 6.053 Salami
Vitamin B5 1.12 1.201 Salami
Vitamin B6 0.53 0.459 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2 1.52 Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6 3.2 Salami
Folate 2 3 Salami
Trans Fat 0.586 Chorizo
Saturated Fat 14.38 9.316 Salami
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4 11.127 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46 2.529 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278 0.114 Chorizo
Threonine 1.473 0.521 Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206 0.675 Chorizo
Leucine 1.708 0.929 Chorizo
Lysine 2.414 1.107 Chorizo
Methionine 0.47 0.301 Chorizo
Phenylalanine 1.149 0.481 Chorizo
Valine 0.914 0.668 Chorizo
Histidine 0.721 0.359 Chorizo
Fructose 0 Salami

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Salami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172936/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.