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Turkey breast vs. Chorizo — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Turkey breast and Chorizo

  • Turkey breast has more Phosphorus, however, Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5.
  • Chorizo covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 66% more than Turkey breast.
  • Turkey breast contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Turkey, all classes, breast, meat and skin, raw 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +24%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Iron +32.5%
Contains more Potassium +44.7%
Contains more Zinc +117.2%
Contains more Manganese +122.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Selenium - 21.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 45% 18% 80% 25% 8% 43% 25% 3% 123%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27% 6% 116%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +24%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Iron +32.5%
Contains more Potassium +44.7%
Contains more Zinc +117.2%
Contains more Manganese +122.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Selenium - 21.1

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +986.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +376.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 0% 15% 27% 98% 38% 111% 6% 53% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 45% 0% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 2% 251% 53% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +986.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +376.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +119.9%
Contains more Protein +10.1%
Contains more Fats +445.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +276.9%
22% 7% 70%
Protein: 21.89 g
Fats: 7.02 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.05 g
Other: 1.04 g
24% 38% 2% 32% 4%
Protein: 24.1 g
Fats: 38.27 g
Carbs: 1.86 g
Water: 31.85 g
Other: 3.92 g
Contains more Water +119.9%
Contains more Protein +10.1%
Contains more Fats +445.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +276.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +591.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +108.4%
31% 43% 27%
Saturated Fat: 1.91 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.66 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.66 g
40% 51% 10%
Saturated Fat: 14.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 18.4 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +591.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +108.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Turkey breast Chorizo
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey breast Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 21.89g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 7.02g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 157kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Calcium 13mg 8mg Turkey breast
Iron 1.2mg 1.59mg Chorizo
Magnesium 24mg 18mg Turkey breast
Phosphorus 186mg 150mg Turkey breast
Potassium 275mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 59mg 1235mg Turkey breast
Zinc 1.57mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Copper 0.074mg 0.08mg Chorizo
Manganese 0.018mg 0.04mg Chorizo
Selenium 22.4µg 21.1µg Turkey breast
Vitamin A 6IU 0IU Turkey breast
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 0µg Turkey breast
Vitamin E 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.2mg 5.131mg Turkey breast
Vitamin B5 0.621mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.48mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate 7µg 2µg Turkey breast
Vitamin B12 0.42µg 2µg Chorizo
Choline 96.7mg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.242mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 0.957mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.099mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.704mg 1.708mg Chorizo
Lysine 1.996mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.616mg 0.47mg Turkey breast
Phenylalanine 0.857mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 1.141mg 0.914mg Turkey breast
Histidine 0.66mg 0.721mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 65mg 88mg Turkey breast
Saturated Fat 1.91g 14.38g Turkey breast
Omega-3 - DHA 0.01g 0g Turkey breast
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0g Turkey breast
Monounsaturated Fat 2.66g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 1.66g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turkey breast Chorizo
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
27%
Turkey breast
67%
Chorizo
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Turkey breast
58%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast contains less Sodium (difference - 1176mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.47g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Turkey breast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171093/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.