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Pork vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.33g)
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 - 7mg)
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.
Pork Horse meat
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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
Pork 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
40
Pork
28
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
27
Pork
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
Pork
3
:
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +11.6%
Contains more Magnesium +12%
Contains more Iron +478.2%
Contains more Copper +134.2%
Contains more Zinc +59.8%
Contains less Sodium -11.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 247
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +11.6%
Contains more Magnesium +12%
Contains more Iron +478.2%
Contains more Copper +134.2%
Contains more Zinc +59.8%
Contains less Sodium -11.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 247

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
Pork
10
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +351.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.84
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +351.4%
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
164%
Pork
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Horse meat
Fats
64%
Pork
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 Pork Horse meat Opinion
Calories 242 175 Pork
Protein 27.32 28.14 Horse meat
Fats 13.92 6.05 Pork
Vitamin C 0.6 2 Horse meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 80 68 Horse meat
Vitamin D 53 Pork
Iron 0.87 5.03 Horse meat
Calcium 19 8 Pork
Potassium 423 379 Pork
Magnesium 28 25 Pork
Sugars 0 Pork
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.073 0.171 Horse meat
Zinc 2.39 3.82 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 246 247 Horse meat
Sodium 62 55 Horse meat
Vitamin A 7 0 Pork
Vitamin E 0.29 Pork
Vitamin D 1.3 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877 0.1 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321 0.12 Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037 4.84 Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464 0.33 Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7 3.16 Horse meat
Vitamin K 0 Pork
Folic acid (B9) 0 Pork
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 5.23 1.9 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19 2.12 Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 0.85 Pork
Tryptophan 0.338 0.349 Horse meat
Threonine 1.234 1.262 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.26 1.334 Horse meat
Leucine 2.177 2.232 Horse meat
Lysine 2.446 2.398 Pork
Methionine 0.712 0.623 Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086 1.157 Horse meat
Valine 1.473 1.458 Pork
Histidine 1.067 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.