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Corned beef vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Corned beef and Chorizo?

  • Corned beef is richer in Selenium, and Zinc, while Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 50% higher.
  • Chorizo has 2 times less Selenium than Corned beef. Corned beef has 32.8µg of Selenium, while Chorizo has 21.1µg.
  • Corned beef is lower in Sodium.

We used Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked and Chorizo, pork and beef types in this comparison.

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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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Contains more Iron +17%
Contains more Copper +92.5%
Contains more Zinc +34.3%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Potassium +174.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Equal in Calcium - 8
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 70% 3% 13% 9% 52% 125% 54% 127%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Contains more Iron +17%
Contains more Copper +92.5%
Contains more Zinc +34.3%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Potassium +174.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +20%
Equal in Calcium - 8

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 Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2323.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.7%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
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% 4% 3% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 204% 4% 5%
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%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2323.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.7%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6

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
33
Corned beef
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
56
Corned beef
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
109%
Corned beef
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Corned beef
2%
Chorizo
Fats
88%
Corned beef
177%
Chorizo

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.
Corned beef Chorizo
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Corned beef Chorizo
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Corned beef
Corned beef contains less Sodium (difference - 262mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.04g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corned beef Chorizo Opinion
Calories 251 455 Chorizo
Protein 18.17 24.1 Chorizo
Fats 18.98 38.27 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.47 1.86 Chorizo
Cholesterol 98 88 Chorizo
Vitamin D 4 61 Chorizo
Iron 1.86 1.59 Corned beef
Calcium 8 8
Potassium 145 398 Chorizo
Magnesium 12 18 Chorizo
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.154 0.08 Corned beef
Zinc 4.58 3.41 Corned beef
Starch
Phosphorus 125 150 Chorizo
Sodium 973 1235 Corned beef
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.16 0.22 Chorizo
Vitamin D 0.1 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.026 0.63 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.3 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 3.03 5.131 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.42 1.12 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.53 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 1.63 2 Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.5 1.6 Chorizo
Folate 6 2 Corned beef
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.34 14.38 Corned beef
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22 18.4 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67 3.46 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.119 0.278 Chorizo
Threonine 0.726 1.473 Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.827 2.206 Chorizo
Leucine 1.445 1.708 Chorizo
Lysine 1.536 2.414 Chorizo
Methionine 0.473 0.47 Corned beef
Phenylalanine 0.718 1.149 Chorizo
Valine 0.901 0.914 Chorizo
Histidine 0.58 0.721 Chorizo
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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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.