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Rib eye steak vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Rib eye steak and Chorizo?

  • Rib eye steak is richer in Zinc, Selenium, and Iron, while Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin D, and Choline.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Sodium is 51% higher.
  • Chorizo has 2 times less Zinc than Rib eye steak. Rib eye steak has 5.91mg of Zinc, while Chorizo has 3.41mg.
  • Rib eye steak is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Chorizo, pork and beef types in this comparison.

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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 +37.5%
Contains more Iron +40.9%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.6%
Contains more Zinc +73.3%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 150
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Iron +40.9%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.6%
Contains more Zinc +73.3%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 150
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +787.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.3
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 2% 6% 0% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 5% 263% 4%
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 Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +787.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.3
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6

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.
Rib eye steak Chorizo
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rib eye steak Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 23.69g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 21.81g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 291kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 8mg Rib eye steak
Iron 2.24mg 1.59mg Rib eye steak
Magnesium 22mg 18mg Rib eye steak
Phosphorus 152mg 150mg Rib eye steak
Potassium 260mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 54mg 1235mg Rib eye steak
Zinc 5.91mg 3.41mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.08mg 0.08mg
Vitamin A 25IU 0IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 7IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 0.2µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.287mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 4.908mg 5.131mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.536mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.477mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 6µg 2µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B12 2.1µg 2µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.6µg
Tryptophan 0.265mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.116mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.103mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 2.041mg 1.708mg Rib eye steak
Lysine 2.269mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.641mg 0.47mg Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 0.95mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 1.184mg 0.914mg Rib eye steak
Histidine 0.888mg 0.721mg Rib eye steak
Cholesterol 80mg 88mg Rib eye steak
Trans Fat 1.478g g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 9.684g 14.38g Rib eye steak
Monounsaturated Fat 10.519g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 1.027g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Rib eye steak 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
50
Rib eye steak
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
48
Rib eye steak
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
142%
Rib eye steak
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Rib eye steak
2%
Chorizo
Fats
101%
Rib eye steak
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1181mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.696g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2)
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. Rib eye steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173392/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.