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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
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Contains more Iron +69.8%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Copper +183.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Potassium +95.1%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +83.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 150
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 4% 18% 12% 76% 51% 67% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Contains more Iron +69.8%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Copper +183.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Potassium +95.1%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
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 Vitamin K +218.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 13% 14% 3% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 38% 13% 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 Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +218.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +218.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
114%
Duck meat
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Duck meat
2%
Chorizo
Fats
131%
Duck meat
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Duck meat 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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1176mg)
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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Duck meat Chorizo Opinion
Calories 337 455 Chorizo
Protein 18.99 24.1 Chorizo
Fats 28.35 38.27 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 1.86 Chorizo
Cholesterol 84 88 Duck meat
Vitamin D 3 61 Chorizo
Iron 2.7 1.59 Duck meat
Calcium 11 8 Duck meat
Potassium 204 398 Chorizo
Magnesium 16 18 Chorizo
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.227 0.08 Duck meat
Zinc 1.86 3.41 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 156 150 Duck meat
Sodium 59 1235 Duck meat
Vitamin A 210 0 Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7 0.22 Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.1 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.174 0.63 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.269 0.3 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 4.825 5.131 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.098 1.12 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.18 0.53 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 0.3 2 Chorizo
Vitamin K 5.1 1.6 Duck meat
Folate 6 2 Duck meat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.67 14.38 Duck meat
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9 18.4 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65 3.46 Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.232 0.278 Chorizo
Threonine 0.773 1.473 Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.872 2.206 Chorizo
Leucine 1.465 1.708 Chorizo
Lysine 1.486 2.414 Chorizo
Methionine 0.475 0.47 Duck meat
Phenylalanine 0.752 1.149 Chorizo
Valine 0.938 0.914 Duck meat
Histidine 0.462 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.