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Chicken meat vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chicken meat and Horse meat

  • Chicken meat has more Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Vitamin B6, however Horse meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, Copper, and Phosphorus.
  • Horse meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 119% more than Chicken meat.
  • Horse meat has 2 times less Saturated Fat than Chicken meat. Chicken meat has 3.79g of Saturated Fat, while Horse meat has 1.9g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, 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 +87.5%
Contains more Iron +299.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains more Potassium +70%
Contains less Sodium -32.9%
Contains more Zinc +96.9%
Contains more Copper +159.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Iron +299.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains more Potassium +70%
Contains less Sodium -32.9%
Contains more Zinc +96.9%
Contains more Copper +159.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 25

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +953.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +953.3%

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.
Chicken meat Horse meat
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Horse meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.3g 28.14g Horse meat
Fats 13.6g 6.05g Chicken meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 239kcal 175kcal Chicken meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 8mg Chicken meat
Iron 1.26mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Magnesium 23mg 25mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 182mg 247mg Horse meat
Potassium 223mg 379mg Horse meat
Sodium 82mg 55mg Horse meat
Zinc 1.94mg 3.82mg Horse meat
Copper 0.066mg 0.171mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 161IU 0IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU IU Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0µg µg Chicken meat
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.1mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.12mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 4.84mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.33mg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg µg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 3.16µg Horse meat
Vitamin K 2.4µg µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.349mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.128mg 1.262mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg 1.334mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 2.232mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.223mg 2.398mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.726mg 0.623mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 1.157mg Horse meat
Valine 1.325mg 1.458mg Horse meat
Histidine 0.802mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 88mg 68mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.79g 1.9g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 2.12g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 0.85g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat 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
36
Chicken meat
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
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
164%
Chicken meat
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
0%
Horse meat
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
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 - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.89g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.