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Luncheon meat vs. Chorizo — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Luncheon meat and Chorizo

  • Luncheon meat has more Selenium, however, Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Iron, and Vitamin B2.
  • Chorizo covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 52% more than Luncheon meat.
  • Luncheon meat has 2 times more Selenium than Chorizo. While Luncheon meat has 38.3µg of Selenium, Chorizo has only 21.1µg.
  • Luncheon meat has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison USDA Commodity, luncheon meat, canned 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.6%
Contains more Selenium +81.5%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Iron +63.9%
Contains more Potassium +32.7%
Contains more Zinc +58.6%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Manganese - 0.04
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 37% 13% 73% 27% 107% 59% 10% 5% 209%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27% 6% 116%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.6%
Contains more Selenium +81.5%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Iron +63.9%
Contains more Potassium +32.7%
Contains more Zinc +58.6%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Manganese - 0.04

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Chorizo
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +392.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +117.4%
Contains more Choline +51.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 32% 50% 98% 37% 63% 0% 115% 35% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 45% 0% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 2% 251% 53% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +392.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +117.4%
Contains more Choline +51.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +106.8%
Contains more Protein +37.7%
Contains more Fats +199.7%
Contains more Carbs +78.8%
Contains more Other +39%
18% 13% 66% 3%
Protein: 17.5 g
Fats: 12.77 g
Carbs: 1.04 g
Water: 65.87 g
Other: 2.82 g
24% 38% 2% 32% 4%
Protein: 24.1 g
Fats: 38.27 g
Carbs: 1.86 g
Water: 31.85 g
Other: 3.92 g
Contains more Water +106.8%
Contains more Protein +37.7%
Contains more Fats +199.7%
Contains more Carbs +78.8%
Contains more Other +39%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +223.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +121.1%
35% 51% 14%
Saturated Fat: 3.944 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.685 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.565 g
40% 51% 10%
Saturated Fat: 14.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 18.4 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +223.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +121.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Luncheon meat Chorizo
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Luncheon meat Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 1.04g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 17.5g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 12.77g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 1.04g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 189kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Calcium 5mg 8mg Chorizo
Iron 0.97mg 1.59mg Chorizo
Magnesium 18mg 18mg
Phosphorus 170mg 150mg Luncheon meat
Potassium 300mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 820mg 1235mg Luncheon meat
Zinc 2.15mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Copper 0.03mg 0.08mg Chorizo
Manganese 0.037mg 0.04mg Chorizo
Selenium 38.3µg 21.1µg Luncheon meat
Vitamin E 0.16mg 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.128mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.225mg 5.131mg Luncheon meat
Vitamin B5 0.613mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.272mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 0µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin B12 0.92µg 2µg Chorizo
Choline 63.9mg 96.7mg Chorizo
Vitamin K 0µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg Chorizo
Lysine 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg Chorizo
Phenylalanine 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.721mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 78mg 88mg Luncheon meat
Saturated Fat 3.944g 14.38g Luncheon meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.685g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 1.565g 3.46g Chorizo
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.055g Luncheon meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Luncheon meat Chorizo
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Luncheon meat
67%
Chorizo
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Luncheon meat
58%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat contains less Sodium (difference - 415mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.436g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in minerals
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. 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.