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Beef vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.995g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beef Horse meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in price Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Beef Horse meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
28
Beef
28
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
37
Beef
40
Horse meat

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
Beef
2
:
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Zinc +65.2%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Potassium +19.2%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Copper +101.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.7%
Contains less Sodium -23.6%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Zinc +65.2%
Contains more Iron +93.5%
Contains more Potassium +19.2%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Copper +101.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +24.7%
Contains less Sodium -23.6%

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
Beef
9
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +19.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.84
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +19.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.84

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 the food
Protein
156%
Beef
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Horse meat
Fats
71%
Beef
28%
Horse meat

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Beef Horse meat Opinion
Calories 250 175 Beef
Protein 25.93 28.14 Horse meat
Fats 15.41 6.05 Beef
Vitamin C 0 2 Horse meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 68 Horse meat
Vitamin D 2 Beef
Iron 2.6 5.03 Horse meat
Calcium 18 8 Beef
Potassium 318 379 Horse meat
Magnesium 21 25 Horse meat
Sugars 0 Beef
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.085 0.171 Horse meat
Zinc 6.31 3.82 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 198 247 Horse meat
Sodium 72 55 Horse meat
Vitamin A 9 0 Beef
Vitamin E 0.12 Beef
Vitamin D 0 Beef
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.1 Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.176 0.12 Beef
Vitamin B3 5.378 4.84 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658 Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.33 Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64 3.16 Horse meat
Vitamin K 1.2 Beef
Folic acid (B9) 0 Beef
Trans Fat 0.572 Horse meat
Saturated Fat 5.895 1.9 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668 2.12 Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484 0.85 Horse meat
Tryptophan 0.094 0.349 Horse meat
Threonine 0.72 1.262 Horse meat
Isoleucine 0.822 1.334 Horse meat
Leucine 1.45 2.232 Horse meat
Lysine 1.54 2.398 Horse meat
Methionine 0.478 0.623 Horse meat
Phenylalanine 0.725 1.157 Horse meat
Valine 0.914 1.458 Horse meat
Histidine 0.604 1.081 Horse meat
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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