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Pastrami vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pastrami and Chorizo

  • Pastrami is richer in Zinc, and Iron, yet Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin D.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Chorizo is 58% higher.
  • Pastrami contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Beef, cured, pastrami 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 Iron +39.6%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +46%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -12.7%
Contains more Potassium +89.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 3% 19% 13% 31% 136% 75% 141%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Contains more Iron +39.6%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +46%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -12.7%
Contains more Potassium +89.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 18

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1111.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +322.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +128.6%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 3% 3% 3% 14% 38% 80% 16% 51% 234% 2% 5%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1111.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +322.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +128.6%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pastrami Chorizo Opinion
Calories 147kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Protein 21.8g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 5.82g 38.27g Chorizo
Vitamin C 0.3mg 0mg Pastrami
Net carbs 0.36g 1.86g Chorizo
Carbs 0.36g 1.86g Chorizo
Cholesterol 68mg 88mg Pastrami
Vitamin D 4IU 61IU Chorizo
Iron 2.22mg 1.59mg Pastrami
Calcium 10mg 8mg Pastrami
Potassium 210mg 398mg Chorizo
Magnesium 17mg 18mg Chorizo
Sugar 0.1g 0g Chorizo
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.091mg 0.08mg Pastrami
Zinc 4.98mg 3.41mg Pastrami
Starch g g
Phosphorus 175mg 150mg Pastrami
Sodium 1078mg 1235mg Pastrami
Vitamin A 42IU 0IU Pastrami
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 0.1µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.052mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.161mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 4.26mg 5.131mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.265mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.221mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Vitamin B12 1.87µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 0.7µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Folate 6µg 2µg Pastrami
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 2.681g 14.38g Pastrami
Monounsaturated Fat 2.118g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.145g 3.46g Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.141mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 0.857mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.976mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.706mg 1.708mg Chorizo
Lysine 1.812mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.558mg 0.47mg Pastrami
Phenylalanine 0.847mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 1.065mg 0.914mg Pastrami
Histidine 0.684mg 0.721mg Chorizo
Fructose 0.01g g Pastrami

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pastrami Chorizo
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
37
Pastrami
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
62
Pastrami
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
131%
Pastrami
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Pastrami
2%
Chorizo
Fats
27%
Pastrami
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pastrami
Pastrami is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pastrami
Pastrami contains less Sodium (difference - 157mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pastrami
Pastrami is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.699g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Pastrami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170204/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.