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Horse meat vs Italian sausage - 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 - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 676mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.37g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Horse meat
Horse meat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Horse meat Italian sausage
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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
Horse meat
26
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
40
Horse meat
30
Italian sausage

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
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Contains more Iron +326.3%
Contains more Potassium +49.8%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Copper +113.8%
Contains more Zinc +113.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.9%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +326.3%
Contains more Potassium +49.8%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Copper +113.8%
Contains more Zinc +113.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.9%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +247.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +468%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Equal in Vitamin C - 2
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.3
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +247.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +468%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Equal in Vitamin C - 2
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.3

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
169%
Horse meat
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
28%
Horse meat
145%
Italian sausage

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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 Horse meat Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 175 346 Italian sausage
Protein 28.14 14.25 Horse meat
Fats 6.05 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 2 2
Carbs 0 0.65 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 68 76 Horse meat
Vitamin D
Iron 5.03 1.18 Horse meat
Calcium 8 18 Italian sausage
Potassium 379 253 Horse meat
Magnesium 25 14 Horse meat
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.171 0.08 Horse meat
Zinc 3.82 1.79 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 247 142 Horse meat
Sodium 55 731 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.168 Italian sausage
Vitamin B3 4.84 3.25 Horse meat
Vitamin B5 0.51 Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.33 0.3 Horse meat
Vitamin B12 3.16 0.91 Horse meat
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 Italian sausage
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.9 11.27 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.349 0.114 Horse meat
Threonine 1.262 0.563 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334 0.52 Horse meat
Leucine 2.232 0.956 Horse meat
Lysine 2.398 1.083 Horse meat
Methionine 0.623 0.346 Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157 0.477 Horse meat
Valine 1.458 0.572 Horse meat
Histidine 1.081 0.411 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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