Foodstruct Advanced Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Glycemic index chart | Insulin index chart | Blog

Chorizo vs Steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

What are the main differences between Chorizo and Steak?

  • Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin D, and Monounsaturated Fat, while Steak is higher in Zinc, Selenium, Iron, and Vitamin B12.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Sodium is 51% higher.
  • Steak has 10 times less Vitamin D than Chorizo. Chorizo has 61IU of Vitamin D, while Steak has 6IU.
  • Steak is lower in Sodium.

We used Chorizo, pork and beef and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled types in this comparison.

Infographic

Chorizo vs Steak infographic
Infographic link

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
:
7
Steak
Contains more Potassium +42.7%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +50.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Zinc +85.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 163
Equal in Copper - 0.085
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% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Contains more Potassium +42.7%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +50.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Zinc +85.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 163
Equal in Copper - 0.085

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
:
5
Steak
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +751.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.301
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.149
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.5
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.2
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% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 4%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +751.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.301
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.149
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.5
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.2
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 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
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Steak Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 24.85g Steak
Fats 38.27g 19.02g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 271kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 12mg Steak
Iron 1.59mg 2.4mg Steak
Magnesium 18mg 23mg Steak
Phosphorus 150mg 163mg Steak
Potassium 398mg 279mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 58mg Steak
Zinc 3.41mg 6.34mg Steak
Copper 0.08mg 0.085mg Steak
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Steak
Vitamin E 0.22mg mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU 6IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0.1µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.074mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.301mg Steak
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 5.149mg Steak
Vitamin B5 1.12mg mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.5mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 6µg Steak
Vitamin B12 2µg 2.2µg Steak
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.6µg
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.278mg
Threonine 1.473mg 1.171mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 1.157mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 2.142mg Steak
Lysine 2.414mg 2.38mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.672mg Steak
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.997mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.242mg Steak
Histidine 0.721mg 0.931mg Steak
Cholesterol 88mg 78mg Steak
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.38g 8.443g Steak
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 9.171g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.896g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

People also compare

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
49
Steak
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
52
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
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Steak
Fats
177%
Chorizo
88%
Steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1177mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Steak
Steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.937g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Steak
Steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Sugar?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.