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Liver vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Liver and Chorizo

  • Liver has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Copper, however Chorizo is richer in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Liver covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 695% more than Chorizo.
  • Chorizo has 11 times less Iron than Liver. Liver has 17.92mg of Iron, while Chorizo has 1.59mg.
  • Chorizo contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised 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
Liver
6
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Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +1027%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.7%
Contains less Sodium -96%
Contains more Zinc +97.1%
Contains more Copper +692.5%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +165.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 673% 10% 104% 14% 7% 184% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +1027%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.7%
Contains less Sodium -96%
Contains more Zinc +97.1%
Contains more Copper +692.5%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +165.3%

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
Liver
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +632%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +326.3%
Contains more Folate +8050%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +833.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144.2%
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 1080% 0% 0% 79% 65% 507% 159% 287% 132% 123% 2334% 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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +632%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +326.3%
Contains more Folate +8050%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +833.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +144.2%
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.
Liver Chorizo
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Liver Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 3.76g 1.86g Liver
Protein 26.02g 24.1g Liver
Fats 4.4g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 3.76g 1.86g Liver
Calories 165kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Liver
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 10mg 8mg Liver
Iron 17.92mg 1.59mg Liver
Magnesium 14mg 18mg Chorizo
Phosphorus 241mg 150mg Liver
Potassium 150mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 49mg 1235mg Liver
Zinc 6.72mg 3.41mg Liver
Copper 0.634mg 0.08mg Liver
Vitamin A 17997IU 0IU Liver
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 23.6mg 0mg Liver
Vitamin B1 0.258mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 2.196mg 0.3mg Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435mg 5.131mg Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774mg 1.12mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57mg 0.53mg Liver
Folate 163µg 2µg Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67µg 2µg Liver
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.366mg 0.278mg Liver
Threonine 1.107mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.32mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 2.319mg 1.708mg Liver
Lysine 2.007mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.645mg 0.47mg Liver
Phenylalanine 1.274mg 1.149mg Liver
Valine 1.607mg 0.914mg Liver
Histidine 0.708mg 0.721mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 355mg 88mg Chorizo
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.41g 14.38g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Liver 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
397
Liver
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
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
156%
Liver
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
2%
Chorizo
Fats
20%
Liver
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Liver
Liver is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Liver
Liver contains less Sodium (difference - 1186mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.97g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Liver
Liver is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 267mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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. Liver - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167863/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.