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Horse meat vs Ostrich - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.9g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ostrich
Ostrich is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ostrich
Ostrich is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Ostrich
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Ostrich
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
Horse meat
54
Ostrich
Mineral Summary Score
40
Horse meat
38
Ostrich

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
:
Contains more Iron +80.3%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Zinc +27%
Equal in Potassium - 362
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Phosphorus - 251
Contains more Iron +80.3%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Zinc +27%
Equal in Potassium - 362
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Phosphorus - 251

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +97.8%

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
171%
Ostrich
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Ostrich
Fats
28%
Horse meat
12%
Ostrich

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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 Ostrich Opinion
Calories 175 145 Horse meat
Protein 28.14 28.49 Ostrich
Fats 6.05 2.57 Horse meat
Vitamin C 2 0 Horse meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 68 85 Horse meat
Vitamin D
Iron 5.03 2.79 Horse meat
Calcium 8 6 Horse meat
Potassium 379 362 Horse meat
Magnesium 25 25
Sugars 0 Ostrich
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.171 0.152 Horse meat
Zinc 3.82 4.85 Ostrich
Starch
Phosphorus 247 251 Ostrich
Sodium 55 80 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.23 Ostrich
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.232 Ostrich
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.292 Ostrich
Vitamin B3 4.84 7.143 Ostrich
Vitamin B5 1.318 Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.33 0.545 Ostrich
Vitamin B12 3.16 6.25 Ostrich
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 Ostrich
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.9 1 Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12 0.97 Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85 0.44 Horse meat
Tryptophan 0.349 0.254 Horse meat
Threonine 1.262 1.25 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334 1.354 Ostrich
Leucine 2.232 2.315 Ostrich
Lysine 2.398 2.516 Ostrich
Methionine 0.623 0.796 Ostrich
Phenylalanine 1.157 1.176 Ostrich
Valine 1.458 1.407 Horse meat
Histidine 1.081 0.716 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
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.