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Meat vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Meat and Chorizo

  • Meat has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3, however Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Vitamin D.
  • Chorizo covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 66% more than Meat.
  • Chorizo has 2 times less Selenium than Meat. Meat has 38.2µg of Selenium, while Chorizo has 21.1µg.
  • Meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted 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
Meat
5
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Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +78%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Zinc +40.9%
Equal in Potassium - 398
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +78%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Zinc +40.9%
Equal in Potassium - 398

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
Meat
4
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +175%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
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 B1 +50.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +175%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Meat Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 26.17g 24.1g Meat
Fats 3.51g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 143kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 6mg 8mg Chorizo
Iron 1.15mg 1.59mg Chorizo
Magnesium 29mg 18mg Meat
Phosphorus 267mg 150mg Meat
Potassium 421mg 398mg Meat
Sodium 57mg 1235mg Meat
Zinc 2.42mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Copper 0.111mg 0.08mg Meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 10IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 0.2µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.95mg 0.63mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.387mg 0.3mg Meat
Vitamin B3 7.432mg 5.131mg Meat
Vitamin B5 1.012mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.739mg 0.53mg Meat
Folate 0µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 0µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.275mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.175mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.288mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 2.229mg 1.708mg Meat
Lysine 2.427mg 2.414mg Meat
Methionine 0.721mg 0.47mg Meat
Phenylalanine 1.1mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 1.367mg 0.914mg Meat
Histidine 1.13mg 0.721mg Meat
Cholesterol 73mg 88mg Meat
Trans Fat 0.033g g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 1.198g 14.38g Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.334g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.506g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
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
65
Meat
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
41
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
157%
Meat
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Meat
2%
Chorizo
Fats
16%
Meat
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1178mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.182g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Meat
Meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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.

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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.