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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 Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +50.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Zinc +85.9%
Contains more Potassium +42.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 150
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +50.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Zinc +85.9%
Contains more Potassium +42.7%
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
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 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 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

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
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
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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1177mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
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.

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.