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Steak vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Steak and Chorizo?

  • Steak is richer in Zinc, Selenium, Iron, and Vitamin B12, while Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin D, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Chorizo's daily need coverage for Sodium is 51% higher.
  • Chorizo has 2 times less Zinc than Steak. Steak has 6.34mg of Zinc, while Chorizo has 3.41mg.
  • Steak is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" 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
Steak
7
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Contains more Iron +50.9%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Zinc +85.9%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Potassium +42.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 150
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 4% 25% 17% 29% 173% 70% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Contains more Iron +50.9%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Zinc +85.9%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Potassium +42.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 150

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
Steak
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +751.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.3
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.53
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 3% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 275% 4% 5%
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 Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +751.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.3
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.53
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6

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
49
Steak
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
52
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
149%
Steak
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Steak
2%
Chorizo
Fats
88%
Steak
177%
Chorizo

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

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Steak 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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1177mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Steak
Steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.937g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Steak
Steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Steak Chorizo Opinion
Calories 271 455 Chorizo
Protein 24.85 24.1 Steak
Fats 19.02 38.27 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 1.86 Chorizo
Cholesterol 78 88 Steak
Vitamin D 6 61 Chorizo
Iron 2.4 1.59 Steak
Calcium 12 8 Steak
Potassium 279 398 Chorizo
Magnesium 23 18 Steak
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.085 0.08 Steak
Zinc 6.34 3.41 Steak
Starch
Phosphorus 163 150 Steak
Sodium 58 1235 Steak
Vitamin A 25 0 Steak
Vitamin E 0.22 Chorizo
Vitamin D 0.1 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.074 0.63 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.301 0.3 Steak
Vitamin B3 5.149 5.131 Steak
Vitamin B5 1.12 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.5 0.53 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2.2 2 Steak
Vitamin K 1.6 1.6
Folate 6 2 Steak
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 8.443 14.38 Steak
Monounsaturated Fat 9.171 18.4 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.896 3.46 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278 0.278
Threonine 1.171 1.473 Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.157 2.206 Chorizo
Leucine 2.142 1.708 Steak
Lysine 2.38 2.414 Chorizo
Methionine 0.672 0.47 Steak
Phenylalanine 0.997 1.149 Chorizo
Valine 1.242 0.914 Steak
Histidine 0.931 0.721 Steak
Fructose

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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.