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Flank steak vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Flank steak and Chorizo?

  • Flank steak is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Phosphorus, however Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 55% more.
  • Flank steak has less Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, flank, steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled and Chorizo, pork and beef types 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 +150%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Zinc +43.7%
Contains more Potassium +17.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.59
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 66% 17% 90% 30% 8% 134% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Zinc +43.7%
Contains more Potassium +17.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.59
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 E +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.5%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +740%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.53
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 8% 0% 0% 19% 31% 139% 33% 134% 7% 204% 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 E +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.5%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +740%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.53

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flank steak Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 27.66g 24.1g Flank steak
Fats 8.23g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 192kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 20mg 8mg Flank steak
Iron 1.74mg 1.59mg Flank steak
Magnesium 23mg 18mg Flank steak
Phosphorus 210mg 150mg Flank steak
Potassium 339mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 56mg 1235mg Flank steak
Zinc 4.9mg 3.41mg Flank steak
Copper 0.082mg 0.08mg Flank steak
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.22mg Flank steak
Vitamin D IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.075mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.133mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 7.363mg 5.131mg Flank steak
Vitamin B5 0.545mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.579mg 0.53mg Flank steak
Folate 9µg 2µg Flank steak
Vitamin B12 1.63µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.4µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.182mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.105mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.259mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 2.201mg 1.708mg Flank steak
Lysine 2.338mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.72mg 0.47mg Flank steak
Phenylalanine 1.093mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 1.372mg 0.914mg Flank steak
Histidine 0.883mg 0.721mg Flank steak
Cholesterol 79mg 88mg Flank steak
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.395g 14.38g Flank steak
Monounsaturated Fat 3.317g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.322g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Flank 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
48
Flank steak
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
47
Flank 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
166%
Flank steak
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Flank steak
2%
Chorizo
Fats
38%
Flank steak
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Flank steak
Flank steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1179mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.985g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flank steak
Flank steak is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. Flank steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168733/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.