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Chuck steak vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chuck steak and Chorizo different?

  • Chuck steak is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Selenium, and Iron, however Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Chorizo is 51% higher.
  • Chuck steak contains 3 times more Zinc than Chorizo. While Chuck steak contains 8.68mg of Zinc, Chorizo contains only 3.41mg.
  • Chuck steak has less Saturated Fat.

Beef, chuck eye steak, boneless, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Chorizo, pork and beef are the varieties 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
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +54.1%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.3%
Contains more Zinc +154.5%
Contains more Potassium +22.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 92% 16% 83% 29% 10% 237% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +54.1%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.3%
Contains more Zinc +154.5%
Contains more Potassium +22.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.08

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 A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +854.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
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 2% 2% 3% 0% 17% 45% 88% 46% 87% 5% 379% 4%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +854.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
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.
Chuck steak Chorizo
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chuck steak Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 24.98g 24.1g Chuck steak
Fats 19.64g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 277kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 16mg 8mg Chuck steak
Iron 2.45mg 1.59mg Chuck steak
Magnesium 22mg 18mg Chuck steak
Phosphorus 193mg 150mg Chuck steak
Potassium 325mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 71mg 1235mg Chuck steak
Zinc 8.68mg 3.41mg Chuck steak
Copper 0.077mg 0.08mg Chorizo
Vitamin A 25IU 0IU Chuck steak
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 5IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 0.1µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.191mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 4.663mg 5.131mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.752mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.373mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 6µg 2µg Chuck steak
Vitamin B12 3.03µg 2µg Chuck steak
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.6µg
Tryptophan 0.281mg 0.278mg Chuck steak
Threonine 1.099mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.062mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 2.009mg 1.708mg Chuck steak
Lysine 2.184mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.709mg 0.47mg Chuck steak
Phenylalanine 0.951mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 1.129mg 0.914mg Chuck steak
Histidine 0.809mg 0.721mg Chuck steak
Cholesterol 87mg 88mg Chuck steak
Trans Fat 1.287g g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 8.66g 14.38g Chuck steak
Monounsaturated Fat 9.457g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chuck steak Chorizo
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
56
Chuck steak
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
62
Chuck steak
57
Chorizo

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
150%
Chuck steak
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Chuck steak
2%
Chorizo
Fats
91%
Chuck steak
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1164mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.72g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
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)
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

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. Chuck steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171228/nutrients
  2. Chorizo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173859/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.