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Frog legs vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Frog legs and Chorizo different?

  • Frog legs are higher in Copper, however Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Chorizo is 72% higher.
  • Frog legs contain 3 times more Copper than Chorizo. While Frog legs contain 0.25mg of Copper, Chorizo contains only 0.08mg.
  • Frog legs have less Cholesterol.

Frog legs, raw 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 +125%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Copper +212.5%
Contains more Potassium +39.6%
Contains more Zinc +241%
Equal in Iron - 1.59
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Phosphorus - 150
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 57% 15% 63% 26% 8% 28% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Copper +212.5%
Contains more Potassium +39.6%
Contains more Zinc +241%
Equal in Iron - 1.59
Equal in Magnesium - 18
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 +354.5%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +327.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +341.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +400%
Contains more Vitamin K +1500%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 20% 6% 0% 35% 58% 23% 0% 28% 12% 50% 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 Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +354.5%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +350%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +327.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +341.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +400%
Contains more Vitamin K +1500%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Frog legs Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 16.4g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 0.3g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 73kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 8mg Frog legs
Iron 1.5mg 1.59mg Chorizo
Magnesium 20mg 18mg Frog legs
Phosphorus 147mg 150mg Chorizo
Potassium 285mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 58mg 1235mg Frog legs
Zinc 1mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Copper 0.25mg 0.08mg Frog legs
Vitamin A 50IU 0IU Frog legs
Vitamin E 1mg 0.22mg Frog legs
Vitamin D 8IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 0.2µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.25mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 1.2mg 5.131mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 15µg 2µg Frog legs
Vitamin B12 0.4µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 0.1µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine mg 1.708mg Chorizo
Lysine mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine mg 0.47mg Chorizo
Phenylalanine mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine mg 0.914mg Chorizo
Histidine mg 0.721mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 50mg 88mg Frog legs
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.076g 14.38g Frog legs
Monounsaturated Fat 0.053g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.102g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Frog legs 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
19
Frog legs
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
35
Frog legs
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
98%
Frog legs
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Frog legs
2%
Chorizo
Fats
1%
Frog legs
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Frog legs
Frog legs contains less Sodium (difference - 1177mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 14.304g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
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 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. Frog legs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168148/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.