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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
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Contains more Iron +42.8%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Zinc +71.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Potassium +65.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 150
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Contains more Iron +42.8%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Zinc +71.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Potassium +65.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.08
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 B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Contains more Folate +250%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
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 B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Contains more Folate +250%
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 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 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 Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Ground meat Chorizo
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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