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Italian sausage 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 - 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.
Italian sausage Horse meat
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
Italian sausage Horse meat
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
26
Italian sausage
28
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
30
Italian sausage
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
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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%
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%

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 B1 +468%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +247.3%
Equal in Vitamin C - 2
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.33
Contains more Vitamin B1 +468%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +247.3%
Equal in Vitamin C - 2
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.33

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
86%
Italian sausage
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Horse meat
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
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 Italian sausage Horse meat Opinion
Calories 346 175 Italian sausage
Protein 14.25 28.14 Horse meat
Fats 31.33 6.05 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 2 2
Carbs 0.65 0 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 76 68 Horse meat
Vitamin D
Iron 1.18 5.03 Horse meat
Calcium 18 8 Italian sausage
Potassium 253 379 Horse meat
Magnesium 14 25 Horse meat
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.171 Horse meat
Zinc 1.79 3.82 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 142 247 Horse meat
Sodium 731 55 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.568 0.1 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168 0.12 Italian sausage
Vitamin B3 3.25 4.84 Horse meat
Vitamin B5 0.51 Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.3 0.33 Horse meat
Vitamin B12 0.91 3.16 Horse meat
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 Italian sausage
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 11.27 1.9 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34 2.12 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03 0.85 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.114 0.349 Horse meat
Threonine 0.563 1.262 Horse meat
Isoleucine 0.52 1.334 Horse meat
Leucine 0.956 2.232 Horse meat
Lysine 1.083 2.398 Horse meat
Methionine 0.346 0.623 Horse meat
Phenylalanine 0.477 1.157 Horse meat
Valine 0.572 1.458 Horse meat
Histidine 0.411 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
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.