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Beef tenderloin vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Beef tenderloin and Horse meat

  • Beef tenderloin has more Selenium, and Vitamin B2, however Horse meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Copper.
  • Beef tenderloin covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 39% more than Horse meat.
  • Horse meat has 2 times less Vitamin B2 than Beef tenderloin. Beef tenderloin has 0.26mg of Vitamin B2, while Horse meat has 0.12mg.
  • Horse meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted and Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted.

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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 Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +61.7%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains more Potassium +14.5%
Contains more Copper +39%
Equal in Sodium - 55
Equal in Zinc - 3.82
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +61.7%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains more Potassium +14.5%
Contains more Copper +39%
Equal in Sodium - 55
Equal in Zinc - 3.82

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
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +28.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 23% 60% 57% 15% 58% 6% 308% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 7% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 0% 396% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +28.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef tenderloin Horse meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.9g 28.14g Horse meat
Fats 24.6g 6.05g Beef tenderloin
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 324kcal 175kcal Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 8mg Beef tenderloin
Iron 3.11mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Magnesium 22mg 25mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 203mg 247mg Horse meat
Potassium 331mg 379mg Horse meat
Sodium 57mg 55mg Horse meat
Zinc 4.03mg 3.82mg Beef tenderloin
Copper 0.123mg 0.171mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.1mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.12mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 3mg 4.84mg Horse meat
Vitamin B5 0.25mg mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.33mg Horse meat
Folate 8µg µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 2.46µg 3.16µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.268mg 0.349mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.044mg 1.262mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.075mg 1.334mg Horse meat
Leucine 1.889mg 2.232mg Horse meat
Lysine 1.989mg 2.398mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.612mg 0.623mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 0.933mg 1.157mg Horse meat
Valine 1.163mg 1.458mg Horse meat
Histidine 0.818mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 85mg 68mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.72g 1.9g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 10.27g 2.12g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 1g 0.85g Beef tenderloin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beef tenderloin Horse meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
44
Beef tenderloin
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
51
Beef tenderloin
65
Horse meat

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 food.
Protein
143%
Beef tenderloin
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef tenderloin
0%
Horse meat
Fats
114%
Beef tenderloin
28%
Horse meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.82g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beef tenderloin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169544/nutrients
  2. Horse meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175087/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.