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Pork vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pork and Chorizo

  • Pork has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus, while Chorizo has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 54% higher.
  • Chorizo contains 2 times less Selenium than Pork. Pork contains 45.3µg of Selenium, while Chorizo contains 21.1µg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Pork is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled 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
Pork
5
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Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +64%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Iron +82.8%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Equal in Potassium - 398
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +64%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Iron +82.8%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Equal in Potassium - 398
Equal in Copper - 0.08

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
Pork
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.2%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin D +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.3
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 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 E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.2%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin D +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.3
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131

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 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 Pork Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 27.32g 24.1g Pork
Fats 13.92g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 242kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 8mg Pork
Iron 0.87mg 1.59mg Chorizo
Magnesium 28mg 18mg Pork
Phosphorus 246mg 150mg Pork
Potassium 423mg 398mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 1235mg Pork
Zinc 2.39mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Copper 0.073mg 0.08mg Chorizo
Vitamin A 7IU 0IU Pork
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.22mg Pork
Vitamin D 53IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.3µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.63mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.3mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 5.131mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 5µg 2µg Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 0µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.278mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.26mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 2.177mg 1.708mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg 2.414mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.47mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 1.473mg 0.914mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 0.721mg Pork
Cholesterol 80mg 88mg Pork
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 5.23g 14.38g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pork 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
56
Pork
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
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
164%
Pork
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
2%
Chorizo
Fats
64%
Pork
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 1173mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.15g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.