Chorizo Nutritional Value And Analysis

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100g

Amount per serving

Calories 448

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 38g %58

Saturated Fat 14g %71

Trans Fat ~g

Cholesterol 88mg %0

Sodium 1235mg %82

Total Carbohydrate 2g %0

Dietary Fiber 0g %0

Total Sugars 0g

Protein 24g

Vitamin D 61.0IU %10

Calcium 8.0mg %0

Iron 1.6mg %8

Potassium 398mg %10

Phosphorus 150.0mg %15

* 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.

Vitamins in chorizo

Vitamin A 0.0IU %0

Vitamin C 0.0mg %0

Vitamin K 1.6µg %1

Vitamin E 0.2mg %1

Vitamin D 61.0IU %10

Choline, total 96.7mg %18

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 1.1mg %22

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.3mg %23

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 5.1mg %32

Vitamin B6 0.5mg %41

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.6mg %53

Vitamin B12 2.0µg %83

Minerals in chorizo

Calcium 8.0mg %1

Manganese 0.0mg %2

Magnesium 18.0mg %4

Iron 1.6mg %9

Copper 0.1mg %9

Potassium 398.0mg %10

Phosphorus 150.0mg %15

Zinc 3.4mg %24

Selenium 21.1µg %38

Sodium 1235.0mg %82

Amino Acids in chorizo

Valine 0.9g %47

Leucine 1.7g %58

Methionine 0.5g %60

Tyrosine 0.7g %80

Cystine 0.3g %90

Tryptophan 0.3g %93

Histidine 0.7g %96

Lysine 2.4g %107

Phenylalanine 1.1g %122

Threonine 1.5g %131

Isoleucine 2.2g %147

Fatty Acids in chorizo

DHA 0.00g %0

EPA 0.00g %0

DPA 0.00g %0

Omega-3 0.00g %0

"~" is missing data | Data Source

Macronutrients ratio

Carbohydrate Quality Score

Carbohydrates are made up of three components: fiber, starch, and sugar. Our score is based on Harvard research and our data analysis.

The Carbohydrate Quality Score of chorizo is 0.0/100 which makes it a low quality carbohydrate food.


Protein Completeness

A protein is called complete when, proportionally to its overall amino-acid content, it has enough of each essential amino acids.

Chorizo has an incomplete source of protein.

amino acid mg/kg of BW mg/g of protein
Valine 39 38
Leucine 59 71
Tryptophan 6 12
Histidine 15 30
Lysine 45 101
Threonine 23 61
Isoleucine 30 92
Met+Cys 22 31
Phe+Tyr 30 79

Protein Energy Ratio

Improving the protein energy ratio of your diet can be an effective strategy of increasing your diet quality an may potentially lead to weight loss.

The protein energy ratio in chorizo is 2.2 which makes it a low P:E food.

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Energy density (ED)

Lowering the energy density of your food can be an effective strategy for the prevention and treatment of obesity without focusing on calorie intake.

The energy density of chorizo is 4.6 which makes it a high energy density food.

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How nutritious is this food?

Micronutrients in chorizo as % of Recommended Daily Intake per serving.

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Nutrient Density Score for chorizo is 14/100 low).

The Nutrient Density Score tells you how much of the essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids you get per calorie. It helps you get the nutrients you need without consuming excess energy.

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Micronutrient Ratios

Advising the ratios of micronutrients in a complete diet maybe more informative than each single nutrient on its own. The table below shows major micronutrient ratios for chorizo

Nutrient Ratio Value Ideal Ratio
Omega6:Omega3 N/A <4
Zinc:Copper 42.63 <12
Potassium:Sodium 0.32 >2
Caclcium:Magnesium 0.44 <2
Iron:Copper 20.00 <15
Calcium:Phosphorus 0.05 >1.3

Satiety Score

Satiety Score is a mathematical prediction of satiety based on macronutrients and micronutrients analysis of 650,000+ days of food logs.

satiety 46%

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This food is not insulinogenic with high insulin load.

Our insulinogenic formula determines the degree that food will raise your insulin levels in the short term.

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