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Pot roast vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pot roast and Chorizo

  • Pot roast has more Zinc, Selenium, and Iron, however Chorizo has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Sodium is 52% more.
  • Pot roast has 2 times more Zinc than Chorizo. Pot roast has 6.66mg of Zinc, while Chorizo has 3.41mg.
  • Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beef, chuck, arm pot roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, 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
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +52.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +16%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Zinc +95.3%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Potassium +72.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 91% 14% 75% 21% 7% 182% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +52.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +16%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Zinc +95.3%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Potassium +72.3%
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 E +131.8%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin K +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +967.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +87.3%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 11% 6% 0% 15% 40% 77% 35% 66% 7% 267% 5%
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 E +131.8%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin K +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +967.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +87.3%
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.
Pot roast Chorizo
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pot roast Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 28.94g 24.1g Pot roast
Fats 19.17g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 297kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 16mg 8mg Pot roast
Iron 2.42mg 1.59mg Pot roast
Magnesium 19mg 18mg Pot roast
Phosphorus 174mg 150mg Pot roast
Potassium 231mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 47mg 1235mg Pot roast
Zinc 6.66mg 3.41mg Pot roast
Copper 0.099mg 0.08mg Pot roast
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.22mg Pot roast
Vitamin D 8IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 0.2µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.059mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 4.105mg 5.131mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.571mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 9µg 2µg Pot roast
Vitamin B12 2.13µg 2µg Pot roast
Vitamin K 1.8µg 1.6µg Pot roast
Tryptophan 0.19mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.156mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.317mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 2.302mg 1.708mg Pot roast
Lysine 2.446mg 2.414mg Pot roast
Methionine 0.754mg 0.47mg Pot roast
Phenylalanine 1.143mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 1.436mg 0.914mg Pot roast
Histidine 0.924mg 0.721mg Pot roast
Cholesterol 116mg 88mg Chorizo
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 7.548g 14.38g Pot roast
Monounsaturated Fat 8.175g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.708g 3.46g Chorizo

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Pot roast 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
44
Pot roast
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
53
Pot roast
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
174%
Pot roast
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Pot roast
2%
Chorizo
Fats
88%
Pot roast
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pot roast
Pot roast contains less Sodium (difference - 1188mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pot roast
Pot roast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.832g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pot roast
Pot roast is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pot roast
Pot roast is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Pot roast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170213/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.