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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
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Copper +16.3%
Contains more Iron +45.9%
Contains more Potassium +66.5%
Contains more Zinc +37.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Copper +16.3%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 0%
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 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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 1.86g Chorizo
Protein 28.55g 24.1g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 0.06g 1.86g Chorizo
Calories 189kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 14mg 8mg Turkey meat
Iron 1.09mg 1.59mg Chorizo
Magnesium 30mg 18mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 223mg 150mg Turkey meat
Potassium 239mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 103mg 1235mg Turkey meat
Zinc 2.48mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Copper 0.093mg 0.08mg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39IU 0IU Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 15IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 0.4µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 5.131mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.53mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 2µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 0µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.278mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.796mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.925mg 1.708mg Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.724mg 0.47mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 0.902mg 0.914mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.749mg 0.721mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109mg 88mg Chorizo
Trans Fat 0.101g g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 2.155g 14.38g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turkey meat 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
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

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.

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.