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Lamb and mutton vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Lamb and mutton and Chorizo

  • Lamb and mutton has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Zinc, while Chorizo has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B5.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Sodium is 51% higher.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Lamb and mutton is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked 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 +112.5%
Contains more Iron +18.2%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%
Contains more Copper +48.8%
Contains more Potassium +28.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Iron +18.2%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +30.8%
Contains more Copper +48.8%
Contains more Potassium +28.4%

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 B3 +29.8%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +187.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 12%
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 B3 +29.8%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +187.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +530%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +69.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lamb and mutton Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 24.52g 24.1g Lamb and mutton
Fats 20.94g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 294kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 17mg 8mg Lamb and mutton
Iron 1.88mg 1.59mg Lamb and mutton
Magnesium 23mg 18mg Lamb and mutton
Phosphorus 188mg 150mg Lamb and mutton
Potassium 310mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 72mg 1235mg Lamb and mutton
Zinc 4.46mg 3.41mg Lamb and mutton
Copper 0.119mg 0.08mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.14mg 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 2IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 0.1µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.25mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 6.66mg 5.131mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B5 0.66mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 18µg 2µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B12 2.55µg 2µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 4.6µg 1.6µg Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.287mg 0.278mg Lamb and mutton
Threonine 1.05mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.183mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.908mg 1.708mg Lamb and mutton
Lysine 2.166mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.629mg 0.47mg Lamb and mutton
Phenylalanine 0.998mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 1.323mg 0.914mg Lamb and mutton
Histidine 0.777mg 0.721mg Lamb and mutton
Cholesterol 97mg 88mg Chorizo
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 8.83g 14.38g Lamb and mutton
Monounsaturated Fat 8.82g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 1.51g 3.46g Chorizo

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Lamb and mutton Chorizo
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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
52
Lamb and mutton
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
46
Lamb and mutton
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
147%
Lamb and mutton
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Lamb and mutton
2%
Chorizo
Fats
97%
Lamb and mutton
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton contains less Sodium (difference - 1163mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.55g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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. Lamb and mutton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/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.