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Pork chop vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pork chop and Chorizo different?

  • Pork chop is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus, however Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Iron, and Choline.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Chorizo is 56% higher.
  • Pork chop contains 7 times more Calcium than Chorizo. While Pork chop contains 56mg of Calcium, Chorizo contains only 8mg.
  • Pork chop has less Saturated Fat.

Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Chorizo, pork and beef are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +600%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.7%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains more Iron +82.8%
Contains more Potassium +26.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Zinc - 3.41
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.7%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains more Iron +82.8%
Contains more Potassium +26.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Zinc - 3.41

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 B3 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.3
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.12
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.53
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 5% 30% 0% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 0% 83% 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.3
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.12
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.53

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork chop Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 23.72g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 14.35g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 231kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 56mg 8mg Pork chop
Iron 0.87mg 1.59mg Chorizo
Magnesium 20mg 18mg Pork chop
Phosphorus 241mg 150mg Pork chop
Potassium 315mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 74mg 1235mg Pork chop
Zinc 3.15mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Copper 0.105mg 0.08mg Pork chop
Vitamin A 15IU 0IU Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 40IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.49mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.313mg 0.3mg Pork chop
Vitamin B3 7.927mg 5.131mg Pork chop
Vitamin B5 1.104mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.489mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 0µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin B12 0.66µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 0µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.282mg 0.278mg Pork chop
Threonine 1.043mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.123mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.952mg 1.708mg Pork chop
Lysine 2.109mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.65mg 0.47mg Pork chop
Phenylalanine 0.985mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 1.2mg 0.914mg Pork chop
Histidine 0.965mg 0.721mg Pork chop
Cholesterol 78mg 88mg Pork chop
Trans Fat 0.066g g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 4.339g 14.38g Pork chop
Monounsaturated Fat 4.887g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 1.894g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork chop 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
53
Pork chop
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
41
Pork chop
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
142%
Pork chop
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork chop
2%
Chorizo
Fats
66%
Pork chop
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork chop
Pork chop contains less Sodium (difference - 1161mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.041g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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 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. Pork chop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167824/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.