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Fajita vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Fajita and Chorizo

  • Fajita has more Phosphorus, however Chorizo has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Iron.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 64% more.
  • Fajita has 2 times more Phosphorus than Chorizo. Fajita has 277mg of Phosphorus, while Chorizo has 150mg.
  • Fajita is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen and Chorizo, pork and beef.

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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
Fajita
4
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Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.7%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Contains more Iron +60.6%
Contains more Potassium +40.1%
Contains more Zinc +148.9%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +84.7%
Contains less Sodium -35.3%
Contains more Iron +60.6%
Contains more Potassium +40.1%
Contains more Zinc +148.9%
Contains more Copper +166.7%

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
Fajita
1
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Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +270.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
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% 0% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 3% 68% 1%
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 Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +270.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fajita Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 2.23g 1.86g Fajita
Protein 18.56g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 5.73g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 2.23g 1.86g Fajita
Calories 135kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 13mg 8mg Fajita
Iron 0.99mg 1.59mg Chorizo
Magnesium 22mg 18mg Fajita
Phosphorus 277mg 150mg Fajita
Potassium 284mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 799mg 1235mg Fajita
Zinc 1.37mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Copper 0.03mg 0.08mg Chorizo
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.22mg
Vitamin D IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 4.779mg 5.131mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.726mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.387mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 4µg 2µg Fajita
Vitamin B12 0.54µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 0.2µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 0.452mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.813mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.56mg 1.708mg Chorizo
Lysine 1.857mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.552mg 0.47mg Fajita
Phenylalanine 0.763mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 0.847mg 0.914mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.68mg 0.721mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 88mg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.596g 14.38g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 2.333g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 1.089g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Fajita 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
31
Fajita
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
44
Fajita
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
111%
Fajita
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
2%
Fajita
2%
Chorizo
Fats
26%
Fajita
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Fajita
Fajita contains less Sodium (difference - 436mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.784g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
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.

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

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.