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Pork jowl vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pork jowl and Chorizo

  • Chorizo is richer than Pork jowl in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Iron, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Pork jowl is 54% higher.
  • Chorizo contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw 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 less Sodium -98%
Contains more Iron +278.6%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +168.9%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Zinc +306%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 2% 14% 3% 14% 23% 37% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Contains more Iron +278.6%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Potassium +168.9%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Zinc +306%
Contains more Phosphorus +74.4%

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 E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +143.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 6% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 103% 0% 1%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +488.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +143.9%
Contains more Folate +100%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork jowl Chorizo Opinion
Calories 655kcal 455kcal Pork jowl
Protein 6.38g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 69.61g 38.27g Pork jowl
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Cholesterol 90mg 88mg Chorizo
Vitamin D IU 61IU Chorizo
Iron 0.42mg 1.59mg Chorizo
Calcium 4mg 8mg Chorizo
Potassium 148mg 398mg Chorizo
Magnesium 3mg 18mg Chorizo
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.04mg 0.08mg Chorizo
Zinc 0.84mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Starch g g
Phosphorus 86mg 150mg Chorizo
Sodium 25mg 1235mg Pork jowl
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Pork jowl
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.22mg Pork jowl
Vitamin D µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.386mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.236mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 4.535mg 5.131mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Vitamin B12 0.82µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Folate 1µg 2µg Chorizo
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 25.26g 14.38g Chorizo
Monounsaturated Fat 32.89g 18.4g Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 8.11g 3.46g Pork jowl
Tryptophan 0.021mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 0.21mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.168mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 0.446mg 1.708mg Chorizo
Lysine 0.528mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.095mg 0.47mg Chorizo
Phenylalanine 0.239mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 0.305mg 0.914mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.072mg 0.721mg Chorizo
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pork jowl 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
32
Pork jowl
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
14
Pork jowl
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
38%
Pork jowl
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork jowl
2%
Chorizo
Fats
321%
Pork jowl
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 1210mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.88g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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)

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 jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/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.