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Chorizo vs. Turkey leg — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chorizo and Turkey leg

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2, however, Turkey leg has more Selenium, and Copper.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 67% more.
  • Chorizo has 17 times more Sodium than Turkey leg. Chorizo has 1235mg of Sodium, while Turkey leg has 74mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chorizo, pork and beef and Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, raw.

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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 +45.8%
Contains more Zinc +10.4%
Contains more Manganese +81.8%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +18%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Copper +77.5%
Contains more Selenium +25.1%
Equal in Iron - 1.72
Equal in Zinc - 3.09
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 6% 65% 15% 76% 25% 10% 85% 48% 3% 144%
Contains more Potassium +45.8%
Contains more Zinc +10.4%
Contains more Manganese +81.8%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +18%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Copper +77.5%
Contains more Selenium +25.1%
Equal in Iron - 1.72
Equal in Zinc - 3.09

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.
Chorizo
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +718.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +412.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +400%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.09
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 45% 0% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 2% 251% 53% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 0% 20% 49% 56% 66% 79% 8% 49% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +718.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +412.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +400%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.09

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +23.3%
Contains more Fats +469.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +273.3%
Contains more Water +128.2%
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
20% 7% 73%
Protein: 19.54 g
Fats: 6.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.69 g
Other: 1.05 g
Contains more Protein +23.3%
Contains more Fats +469.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +273.3%
Contains more Water +128.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +793.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +89.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.7%
40% 51% 10%
Saturated Fat: 14.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 18.4 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
35% 35% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.83 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +793.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +89.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Turkey leg Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 19.54g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 6.72g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 144kcal Chorizo
Calcium 8mg 17mg Turkey leg
Iron 1.59mg 1.72mg Turkey leg
Magnesium 18mg 21mg Turkey leg
Phosphorus 150mg 177mg Turkey leg
Potassium 398mg 273mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 74mg Turkey leg
Zinc 3.41mg 3.09mg Chorizo
Copper 0.08mg 0.142mg Turkey leg
Manganese 0.04mg 0.022mg Chorizo
Selenium 21.1µg 26.4µg Turkey leg
Vitamin A 0IU 3IU Turkey leg
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1µg Turkey leg
Vitamin E 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.077mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.211mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 2.947mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 1.09mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.34mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg 10µg Turkey leg
Vitamin B12 2µg 0.39µg Chorizo
Choline 96.7mg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.219mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg 0.861mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 0.998mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.537mg Chorizo
Lysine 2.414mg 1.809mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.557mg Turkey leg
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.769mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 1.028mg Turkey leg
Histidine 0.721mg 0.598mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 71mg Turkey leg
Saturated Fat 14.38g 2.06g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.03g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.02g Turkey leg
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 2.06g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 1.83g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Turkey leg
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
67%
Chorizo
25%
Turkey leg
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
58%
Chorizo
47%
Turkey leg

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg contains less Sodium (difference - 1161mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.32g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chorizo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173859/nutrients
  2. Turkey leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171493/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.