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Chorizo nutrition, glycemic index, calories, net carbs & more

Chorizo, pork and beef
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Important nutritional characteristics for Chorizo

Chorizo
Glycemic index ⓘ Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.
28 (low)
Insulin index ⓘ
N/A
Calories
455
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols
1.86 grams
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 oz (28.35 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
8.4 (acidic)
96% Sodium
96% Fats
92% Saturated Fat
90% Calories
89% Monounsaturated Fat
Explanation: The given food contains more Sodium than 96% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Sodium than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Fats, Saturated Fat, Calories, and Monounsaturated Fat.

Chorizo Glycemic index (GI)

Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.
28

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27% 6% 116% 53%
Calcium: 8 mg of 1,000 mg 1%
Iron: 1.59 mg of 8 mg 20%
Magnesium: 18 mg of 420 mg 4%
Phosphorus: 150 mg of 700 mg 21%
Potassium: 398 mg of 3,400 mg 12%
Sodium: 1235 mg of 2,300 mg 54%
Zinc: 3.41 mg of 11 mg 31%
Copper: 0.08 mg of 1 mg 9%
Manganese: 0.04 mg of 2 mg 2%
Selenium: 21.1 µg of 55 µg 38%
Choline: 96.7 mg of 550 mg 18%

Mineral chart - relative view

Sodium
1235 mg
TOP 4%
Potassium
398 mg
TOP 18%
Zinc
3.41 mg
TOP 27%
Selenium
21.1 µg
TOP 45%
Iron
1.59 mg
TOP 46%
Choline
96.7 mg
TOP 51%
Phosphorus
150 mg
TOP 53%
Copper
0.08 mg
TOP 63%
Magnesium
18 mg
TOP 66%
Manganese
0.04 mg
TOP 68%
Calcium
8 mg
TOP 82%

Vitamin coverage chart

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%
Vitamin A: 0 IU of 5,000 IU 0%
Vitamin E : 0.22 mg of 15 mg 1%
Vitamin D: 1.5 µg of 10 µg 15%
Vitamin C: 0 mg of 90 mg 0%
Vitamin B1: 0.63 mg of 1 mg 53%
Vitamin B2: 0.3 mg of 1 mg 23%
Vitamin B3: 5.131 mg of 16 mg 32%
Vitamin B5: 1.12 mg of 5 mg 22%
Vitamin B6: 0.53 mg of 1 mg 41%
Folate: 2 µg of 400 µg 1%
Vitamin B12: 2 µg of 2 µg 83%
Vitamin K: 1.6 µg of 120 µg 1%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin B1
0.63 mg
TOP 14%
Vitamin B6
0.53 mg
TOP 23%
Vitamin B2
0.3 mg
TOP 26%
Vitamin B12
2 µg
TOP 31%
Vitamin B3
5.131 mg
TOP 32%
Vitamin B5
1.12 mg
TOP 33%
Vitamin D
1.5 µg
TOP 42%
Vitamin K
1.6 µg
TOP 70%
Vitamin E
0.22 mg
TOP 74%
Folate
2 µg
TOP 90%
Vitamin C
0 mg
TOP 100%
Vitamin A
0 IU
TOP 100%

Macronutrients chart

25% 39% 2% 32% 4%
Protein:
Daily Value: 48%
24.1 g of 50 g
48%
Fats:
Daily Value: 59%
38.27 g of 65 g
59%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 1%
1.86 g of 300 g
1%
Water:
Daily Value: 2%
31.85 g of 2,000 g
2%
Other:
3.92 g

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 298% 421% 473% 188% 345% 135% 197% 151% 309%
Tryptophan: 278 mg of 280 mg 99%
Threonine: 1473 mg of 1,050 mg 140%
Isoleucine: 2206 mg of 1,400 mg 158%
Leucine: 1708 mg of 2,730 mg 63%
Lysine: 2414 mg of 2,100 mg 115%
Methionine: 470 mg of 1,050 mg 45%
Phenylalanine: 1149 mg of 1,750 mg 66%
Valine: 914 mg of 1,820 mg 50%
Histidine: 721 mg of 700 mg 103%

Fat type information

14.38% 18.4% 3.46%
Saturated Fat: 14.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 18.4 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g

All nutrients for Chorizo per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Net carbs N/A 66% 1.86g 29.1 times less than Chocolate Chocolate
Protein 57% 14% 24.1g 8.5 times more than Broccoli Broccoli
Fats 59% 4% 38.27g 1.1 times more than Cheese Cheese
Carbs 1% 68% 1.86g 15.1 times less than Rice Rice
Calories 23% 10% 455kcal 9.7 times more than Orange Orange
Sugar N/A 100% 0g N/A Coca-Cola
Fiber 0% 100% 0g N/A Orange
Calcium 1% 82% 8mg 15.6 times less than Milk Milk
Iron 20% 46% 1.59mg 1.6 times less than Beef Beef
Magnesium 4% 66% 18mg 7.8 times less than Almond Almond
Phosphorus 21% 53% 150mg 1.2 times less than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Potassium 12% 18% 398mg 2.7 times more than Cucumber Cucumber
Sodium 54% 4% 1235mg 2.5 times more than White Bread White Bread
Zinc 31% 27% 3.41mg 1.9 times less than Beef Beef
Copper 9% 63% 0.08mg 1.8 times less than Shiitake Shiitake
Vitamin A 0% 100% 0IU N/A Carrot
Vitamin E 1% 74% 0.22mg 6.6 times less than Kiwifruit Kiwifruit
Vitamin D 15% 42% 1.5µg 1.5 times less than Egg Egg
Vitamin C 0% 100% 0mg N/A Lemon
Vitamin B1 53% 14% 0.63mg 2.4 times more than Pea Pea
Vitamin B2 23% 26% 0.3mg 2.3 times more than Avocado Avocado
Vitamin B3 32% 32% 5.13mg 1.9 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 22% 33% 1.12mg Equal to Sunflower seed Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 41% 23% 0.53mg 4.5 times more than Oat Oat
Folate 1% 90% 2µg 30.5 times less than Brussels sprout Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 83% 31% 2µg 2.9 times more than Pork Pork
Vitamin K 1% 70% 1.6µg 63.5 times less than Broccoli Broccoli
Tryptophan 0% 53% 0.28mg 1.1 times less than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 43% 1.47mg 2 times more than Beef Beef
Isoleucine 0% 42% 2.21mg 2.4 times more than Salmon Salmon
Leucine 0% 60% 1.71mg 1.4 times less than Tuna Tuna
Lysine 0% 48% 2.41mg 5.3 times more than Tofu Tofu
Methionine 0% 66% 0.47mg 4.9 times more than Quinoa Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 48% 1.15mg 1.7 times more than Egg Egg
Valine 0% 66% 0.91mg 2.2 times less than Soybean Soybean
Histidine 0% 57% 0.72mg Equal to Turkey meat Turkey meat
Cholesterol 29% 16% 88mg 4.2 times less than Egg Egg
Saturated Fat 72% 8% 14.38g 2.4 times more than Beef Beef
Monounsaturated Fat N/A 11% 18.4g 1.9 times more than Avocado Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat N/A 22% 3.46g 13.6 times less than Walnut Walnut

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NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 455
% Daily Value*
58%
Total Fat 38g
64%
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat g
29%
Cholesterol 88mg
0%
Sodium 1,235mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 24g
Vitamin D 61mcg 10%

Calcium 8mg 1%

Iron 2mg 25%

Potassium 398mg 12%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
limit break
 ⓘ Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
ok
 ⓘ Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
limit break
 ⓘ Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
limit break
 ⓘ Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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 ⓘ While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Chorizo nutrition infographic

Chorizo nutrition infographic
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173859/nutrients

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