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Ground meat vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Ground meat and Chorizo

  • Ground meat is richer in Zinc, Vitamin B12, and Iron, yet Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin D.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Chorizo is 51% higher.
  • Ground meat contains 2 times more Zinc than Chorizo. Ground meat contains 5.84mg of Zinc, while Chorizo contains 3.41mg.
  • Ground meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked 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
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Iron +42.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Zinc +71.3%
Contains more Potassium +65.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Phosphorus - 150
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Iron +42.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Zinc +71.3%
Contains more Potassium +65.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Phosphorus - 150
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 A +∞%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
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 Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 23.87g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 15.37g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 241kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 8mg Ground meat
Iron 2.27mg 1.59mg Ground meat
Magnesium 17mg 18mg Chorizo
Phosphorus 166mg 150mg Ground meat
Potassium 241mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 73mg 1235mg Ground meat
Zinc 5.84mg 3.41mg Ground meat
Copper 0.079mg 0.08mg Chorizo
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 2IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 0µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 5.131mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.512mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 7µg 2µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 2µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9µg 1.6µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 0.923mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.055mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.861mg 1.708mg Ground meat
Lysine 1.976mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.614mg 0.47mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 1.172mg 0.914mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.775mg 0.721mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 88mg 88mg
Trans Fat 1.173g g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 6.073g 14.38g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Ground 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
46
Ground meat
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground 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
143%
Ground meat
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
2%
Chorizo
Fats
71%
Ground meat
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1162mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.307g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground meat
Ground 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 contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.