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Chicken breast vs. Horse meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chicken breast and Horse meat

  • Chicken breast has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Selenium, however, Horse meat has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Horse meat is 116% higher.
  • Horse meat has 3 times less Vitamin B3 than Chicken breast. Chicken breast has 14.782mg of Vitamin B3, while Horse meat has 4.84mg.
  • Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, cooked, fried 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +24%
Contains more Selenium +94.1%
Contains more Iron +341.2%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains less Sodium -30.4%
Contains more Zinc +253.7%
Contains more Copper +216.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 247
Equal in Manganese - 0.022
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 43% 23% 106% 25% 11% 30% 18% 3% 143%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57% 3% 74%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +24%
Contains more Selenium +94.1%
Contains more Iron +341.2%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains less Sodium -30.4%
Contains more Zinc +253.7%
Contains more Copper +216.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 247
Equal in Manganese - 0.022

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +205.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +754.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.12
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 9% 3% 0% 20% 29% 278% 63% 148% 3% 47% 53% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 7% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 0% 396% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +205.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +754.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.12

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +18.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +28.5%
Contains more Other +61.9%
Equal in Water - 63.98
33% 5% 60%
Protein: 33.44 g
Fats: 4.71 g
Carbs: 0.51 g
Water: 60.21 g
Other: 1.13 g
28% 6% 64% 2%
Protein: 28.14 g
Fats: 6.05 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.98 g
Other: 1.83 g
Contains more Protein +18.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +28.5%
Contains more Other +61.9%
Equal in Water - 63.98

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +23.3%
32% 42% 26%
Saturated Fat: 1.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.72 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.07 g
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.85 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +23.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chicken breast Horse meat
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken breast Horse meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.51g 0g Chicken breast
Protein 33.44g 28.14g Chicken breast
Fats 4.71g 6.05g Horse meat
Carbs 0.51g 0g Chicken breast
Calories 187kcal 175kcal Chicken breast
Calcium 16mg 8mg Chicken breast
Iron 1.14mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Magnesium 31mg 25mg Chicken breast
Phosphorus 246mg 247mg Horse meat
Potassium 276mg 379mg Horse meat
Sodium 79mg 55mg Horse meat
Zinc 1.08mg 3.82mg Horse meat
Copper 0.054mg 0.171mg Horse meat
Manganese 0.021mg 0.022mg Horse meat
Selenium 26.2µg 13.5µg Chicken breast
Vitamin A 23IU 0IU Chicken breast
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 0µg Chicken breast
Vitamin E 0.42mg Chicken breast
Vitamin D 5IU Chicken breast
Vitamin D 0.1µg Chicken breast
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.1mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.125mg 0.12mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B3 14.782mg 4.84mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B5 1.04mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B6 0.64mg 0.33mg Chicken breast
Folate 4µg Chicken breast
Vitamin B12 0.37µg 3.16µg Horse meat
Choline 95.9mg Chicken breast
Vitamin K 2.4µg Chicken breast
Tryptophan 0.39mg 0.349mg Chicken breast
Threonine 1.412mg 1.262mg Chicken breast
Isoleucine 1.765mg 1.334mg Chicken breast
Leucine 2.509mg 2.232mg Chicken breast
Lysine 2.836mg 2.398mg Chicken breast
Methionine 0.925mg 0.623mg Chicken breast
Phenylalanine 1.328mg 1.157mg Chicken breast
Valine 1.659mg 1.458mg Chicken breast
Histidine 1.037mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 91mg 68mg Horse meat
Saturated Fat 1.29g 1.9g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g Chicken breast
Monounsaturated Fat 1.72g 2.12g Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.07g 0.85g Chicken breast

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chicken breast Horse meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
50%
Chicken breast
48%
Horse meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
40%
Chicken breast
59%
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 - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.61g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chicken breast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171078/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.