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Duck meat vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Duck meat and Chorizo different?

  • Duck meat is higher in Copper, and Iron, however Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin D, and Choline.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Chorizo is 71% higher.
  • Duck meat contains 3 times more Copper than Chorizo. While Duck meat contains 0.227mg of Copper, Chorizo contains only 0.08mg.
  • Duck meat has less Saturated Fat.

Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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 +37.5%
Contains more Iron +69.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Copper +183.8%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +95.1%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 150
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 102% 12% 67% 18% 8% 51% 76%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Iron +69.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Copper +183.8%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +95.1%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 150

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 Vitamin E +218.2%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +218.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +262.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.12
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 13% 14% 3% 0% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 5% 38% 13%
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 Vitamin E +218.2%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +218.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +262.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +566.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.12

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Duck meat Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 18.99g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 28.35g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 337kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 8mg Duck meat
Iron 2.7mg 1.59mg Duck meat
Magnesium 16mg 18mg Chorizo
Phosphorus 156mg 150mg Duck meat
Potassium 204mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 59mg 1235mg Duck meat
Zinc 1.86mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Copper 0.227mg 0.08mg Duck meat
Vitamin A 210IU 0IU Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7mg 0.22mg Duck meat
Vitamin D 3IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 0.1µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.174mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.269mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 4.825mg 5.131mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.098mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 6µg 2µg Duck meat
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 5.1µg 1.6µg Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 0.773mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.872mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.465mg 1.708mg Chorizo
Lysine 1.486mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.475mg 0.47mg Duck meat
Phenylalanine 0.752mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 0.938mg 0.914mg Duck meat
Histidine 0.462mg 0.721mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 84mg 88mg Duck meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.67g 14.38g Duck meat
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65g 3.46g Duck meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Duck meat 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
32
Duck meat
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
42
Duck meat
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
114%
Duck meat
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Duck meat
2%
Chorizo
Fats
131%
Duck meat
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1176mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.71g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
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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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.
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. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/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.