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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
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Contains more Iron +52.2%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Zinc +95.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +16%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Potassium +72.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 91% 5% 21% 14% 33% 182% 75% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Contains more Iron +52.2%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Zinc +95.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +16%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
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 Vitamin K +12.5%
Contains more Folate +350%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 11% 6% 15% 40% 77% 35% 66% 267% 5% 7%
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 E +131.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +12.5%
Contains more Folate +350%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
174%
Pot roast
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Pot roast
2%
Chorizo
Fats
88%
Pot roast
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pot roast Chorizo
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pot roast Chorizo Opinion
Calories 297 455 Chorizo
Protein 28.94 24.1 Pot roast
Fats 19.17 38.27 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 1.86 Chorizo
Cholesterol 116 88 Chorizo
Vitamin D 8 61 Chorizo
Iron 2.42 1.59 Pot roast
Calcium 16 8 Pot roast
Potassium 231 398 Chorizo
Magnesium 19 18 Pot roast
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.099 0.08 Pot roast
Zinc 6.66 3.41 Pot roast
Starch
Phosphorus 174 150 Pot roast
Sodium 47 1235 Pot roast
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.51 0.22 Pot roast
Vitamin D 0.2 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.059 0.63 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.3 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 4.105 5.131 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.571 1.12 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.53 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2.13 2 Pot roast
Vitamin K 1.8 1.6 Pot roast
Folate 9 2 Pot roast
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 7.548 14.38 Pot roast
Monounsaturated Fat 8.175 18.4 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.708 3.46 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.19 0.278 Chorizo
Threonine 1.156 1.473 Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.317 2.206 Chorizo
Leucine 2.302 1.708 Pot roast
Lysine 2.446 2.414 Pot roast
Methionine 0.754 0.47 Pot roast
Phenylalanine 1.143 1.149 Chorizo
Valine 1.436 0.914 Pot roast
Histidine 0.924 0.721 Pot roast
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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 of 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.