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Chorizo vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chorizo and Turkey meat

  • Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Vitamin D, yet Turkey meat is higher in Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Phosphorus.
  • Chorizo covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 61% more than Turkey meat.
  • Chorizo contains 14 times more Vitamin B1 than Turkey meat. While Chorizo contains 0.63mg of Vitamin B1, Turkey meat contains only 0.045mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Turkey meat is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Chorizo, pork and beef and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted.

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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 Iron +45.9%
Contains more Potassium +66.5%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Copper +16.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Contains more Iron +45.9%
Contains more Potassium +66.5%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Copper +16.3%

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 +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.2%
Contains more Folate +350%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.281
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 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.2%
Contains more Folate +350%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.281

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 Turkey meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Turkey meat Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 0.06g Chorizo
Protein 24.1g 28.55g Turkey meat
Fats 38.27g 7.39g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 0.06g Chorizo
Calories 455kcal 189kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 14mg Turkey meat
Iron 1.59mg 1.09mg Chorizo
Magnesium 18mg 30mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 150mg 223mg Turkey meat
Potassium 398mg 239mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 103mg Turkey meat
Zinc 3.41mg 2.48mg Chorizo
Copper 0.08mg 0.093mg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 0IU 39IU Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.07mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU 15IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg 0.4µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 0.045mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 0.281mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg 9.573mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 0.948mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 0.616mg Turkey meat
Folate 2µg 9µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 2µg 1.02µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.291mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.473mg 1.004mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg 0.796mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg 1.925mg Turkey meat
Lysine 2.414mg 2.282mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg 0.724mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 1.149mg 0.903mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg 0.902mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.721mg 0.749mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 88mg 109mg Chorizo
Trans Fat g 0.101g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 14.38g 2.155g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 2.647g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 2.119g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chorizo Turkey meat
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
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
37
Turkey meat

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
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
177%
Chorizo
34%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1132mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.225g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.