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Turkey meat vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Turkey meat and Chorizo

  • Turkey meat is higher in Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Phosphorus, yet Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Vitamin D.
  • Chorizo covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 61% more than Turkey meat.
  • Turkey meat contains 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Chorizo. While Turkey meat contains 9.573mg of Vitamin B3, Chorizo contains only 5.131mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Chorizo is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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 Calcium +75%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +16.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Iron +45.9%
Contains more Potassium +66.5%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +16.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Iron +45.9%
Contains more Potassium +66.5%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%

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 Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.2%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin E +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.3
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.2%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin E +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1300%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.3

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
Turkey meat
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
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
171%
Turkey meat
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
2%
Chorizo
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
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.
Turkey meat Chorizo
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Turkey meat Chorizo
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1132mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.225g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chorizo
Chorizo is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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.
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 Turkey meat Chorizo Opinion
Calories 189 455 Chorizo
Protein 28.55 24.1 Turkey meat
Fats 7.39 38.27 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.06 1.86 Chorizo
Cholesterol 109 88 Chorizo
Vitamin D 15 61 Chorizo
Iron 1.09 1.59 Chorizo
Calcium 14 8 Turkey meat
Potassium 239 398 Chorizo
Magnesium 30 18 Turkey meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.093 0.08 Turkey meat
Zinc 2.48 3.41 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 223 150 Turkey meat
Sodium 103 1235 Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39 0 Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07 0.22 Chorizo
Vitamin D 0.4 1.5 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.63 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.281 0.3 Chorizo
Vitamin B3 9.573 5.131 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948 1.12 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.616 0.53 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02 2 Chorizo
Vitamin K 0 1.6 Chorizo
Folate 9 2 Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.101 Chorizo
Saturated Fat 2.155 14.38 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647 18.4 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119 3.46 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.291 0.278 Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004 1.473 Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.796 2.206 Chorizo
Leucine 1.925 1.708 Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282 2.414 Chorizo
Methionine 0.724 0.47 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903 1.149 Chorizo
Valine 0.902 0.914 Chorizo
Histidine 0.749 0.721 Turkey meat
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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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.