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I live in southeastern Mass, and we have a high percentage of folks here of Portuguese descent (including yours truly)! What we have is called Chourico (pronounced "shoreese" with a little tongue roll in there!) but is VERY similar to chorizo, so much so, that the
Italian restaurant I work at, 50 miles away, puts "chorizo" on the menu. Come on. Do it right. Chourico is thicker than chorizo, there is also linguica, similar in flavor. Both usually have milk solids added to the spiced pork, so depending on your sensitivity to dairy, could be Primal or not. I like to group it with any other sausages I consume, if you don't make it yourself, you can't REALLY be certain of all the ingredients or handling...give it a go, its delicious enough as is (with eggs, yum) or as a flavoring ingredient, (think smoke, garlic, hot pepper and paprika), it is available in a large link, small links or ground, and count it as part of your 20% if you must. The Portuguese also do delicious things with blood, blood pudding, etc...waste not, want not...and make delicious wine to go with all of it, after being used IN it...sigh...
I worry about it much less than stuff like corn syrup, modified food starch, and MSG.
I'm not saying it IS that bad for most people, but some people (like me and a few other people I've met) get a pretty brutal migraine that lasts for days when they eat it. So we need to be aware of it (along with with celery juice/seed/salt).