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Chorizo nutrition: calories, carbs, GI, protein, fiber, fats

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)
Calories ⓘ Calories per 100-gram serving 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)
Oxalates ⓘ Animal products do not contain oxalate. 0mg
TOP 4% Sodium ⓘHigher in Sodium content than 96% of foods
TOP 4% Fats ⓘHigher in Fats content than 96% of foods
TOP 8% Saturated Fat ⓘHigher in Saturated Fat content than 92% of foods
TOP 10% Calories ⓘHigher in Calories content than 90% of foods
TOP 11% Monounsaturated Fat ⓘHigher in Monounsaturated Fat content than 89% of foods

Chorizo calories (kcal)

Serving Size Calories Weight
Calories in 100 grams 455
Calories in 1 oz 129 28.35 g

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% 38% 2% 31% 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

40% 51% 10%
Saturated Fat: 14.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 18.4 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g

All nutrients for Chorizo per 100g

Nutrient Value DV% In TOP % of foods Comparison
Calories 455kcal 23% 10% 9.7 times more than OrangeOrange
Protein 24.1g 57% 14% 8.5 times more than BroccoliBroccoli
Fats 38.27g 59% 4% 1.1 times more than Cheddar CheeseCheddar Cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 0% 100% N/ALemon
Net carbs 1.86g N/A 66% 29.1 times less than ChocolateChocolate
Carbs 1.86g 1% 68% 15.1 times less than RiceRice
Cholesterol 88mg 29% 16% 4.2 times less than EggEgg
Vitamin D 1.5µg 15% 42% 1.5 times less than EggEgg
Iron 1.59mg 20% 46% 1.6 times less than BeefBeef
Calcium 8mg 1% 82% 15.6 times less than MilkMilk
Potassium 398mg 12% 18% 2.7 times more than CucumberCucumber
Magnesium 18mg 4% 66% 7.8 times less than AlmondAlmond
Sugar 0g N/A 100% N/ACoca-Cola
Fiber 0g 0% 100% N/AOrange
Copper 0.08mg 9% 63% 1.8 times less than ShiitakeShiitake
Zinc 3.41mg 31% 27% 1.9 times less than BeefBeef
Phosphorus 150mg 21% 53% 1.2 times less than Chicken meatChicken meat
Sodium 1235mg 54% 4% 2.5 times more than White BreadWhite Bread
Vitamin A 0IU 0% 100% N/ACarrot
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 0% 100%
Vitamin E 0.22mg 1% 74% 6.6 times less than KiwifruitKiwifruit
Selenium 21.1µg 38% 45%
Manganese 0.04mg 2% 68%
Vitamin B1 0.63mg 53% 14% 2.4 times more than Pea rawPea raw
Vitamin B2 0.3mg 23% 26% 2.3 times more than AvocadoAvocado
Vitamin B3 5.13mg 32% 32% 1.9 times less than Turkey meatTurkey meat
Vitamin B5 1.12mg 22% 33% Equal to Sunflower seedSunflower seed
Vitamin B6 0.53mg 41% 23% 4.5 times more than OatOat
Vitamin B12 2µg 83% 31% 2.9 times more than PorkPork
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1% 70% 63.5 times less than BroccoliBroccoli
Folate 2µg 1% 90% 30.5 times less than Brussels sproutBrussels sprout
Saturated Fat 14.38g 72% 8% 2.4 times more than BeefBeef
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g N/A 11% 1.9 times more than AvocadoAvocado
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g N/A 22% 13.6 times less than WalnutWalnut
Tryptophan 0.28mg 0% 53% 1.1 times less than Chicken meatChicken meat
Threonine 1.47mg 0% 43% 2 times more than BeefBeef
Isoleucine 2.21mg 0% 42% 2.4 times more than Salmon rawSalmon raw
Leucine 1.71mg 0% 60% 1.4 times less than TunaTuna
Lysine 2.41mg 0% 48% 5.3 times more than TofuTofu
Methionine 0.47mg 0% 66% 4.9 times more than QuinoaQuinoa
Phenylalanine 1.15mg 0% 48% 1.7 times more than EggEgg
Valine 0.91mg 0% 66% 2.2 times less than Soybean rawSoybean raw
Histidine 0.72mg 0% 57% Equal to Turkey meatTurkey meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0g N/A 100% N/ASalmon
Omega-3 - DHA 0g N/A 100% N/ASalmon
Omega-3 - DPA 0g N/A 100% N/ASalmon

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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
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 ⓘ 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
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 ⓘ 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

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

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