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Corned beef vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Corned beef and Horse meat different?

  • Corned beef is richer in Selenium, and Zinc, while Horse meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Horse meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 64% more than Corned beef.
  • Corned beef contains 18 times more Sodium than Horse meat. Corned beef contains 973mg of Sodium, while Horse meat contains 55mg.

Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked and Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted types were used in this article.

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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 Zinc +19.9%
Contains more Iron +170.4%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.6%
Contains more Potassium +161.4%
Contains less Sodium -94.3%
Contains more Copper +11%
Equal in Calcium - 8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Contains more Zinc +19.9%
Contains more Iron +170.4%
Contains more Magnesium +108.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +97.6%
Contains more Potassium +161.4%
Contains less Sodium -94.3%
Contains more Copper +11%
Equal in Calcium - 8

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 +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +284.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 4%
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 +41.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +284.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.9%

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.
Corned beef 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
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corned beef Horse meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.47g 0g Corned beef
Protein 18.17g 28.14g Horse meat
Fats 18.98g 6.05g Corned beef
Carbs 0.47g 0g Corned beef
Calories 251kcal 175kcal Corned beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 8mg
Iron 1.86mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Magnesium 12mg 25mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 125mg 247mg Horse meat
Potassium 145mg 379mg Horse meat
Sodium 973mg 55mg Horse meat
Zinc 4.58mg 3.82mg Corned beef
Copper 0.154mg 0.171mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.16mg mg Corned beef
Vitamin D 4IU IU Corned beef
Vitamin D 0.1µg µg Corned beef
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.026mg 0.1mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.12mg Corned beef
Vitamin B3 3.03mg 4.84mg Horse meat
Vitamin B5 0.42mg mg Corned beef
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.33mg Horse meat
Folate 6µg µg Corned beef
Vitamin B12 1.63µg 3.16µg Horse meat
Vitamin K 1.5µg µg Corned beef
Tryptophan 0.119mg 0.349mg Horse meat
Threonine 0.726mg 1.262mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 0.827mg 1.334mg Horse meat
Leucine 1.445mg 2.232mg Horse meat
Lysine 1.536mg 2.398mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.473mg 0.623mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 0.718mg 1.157mg Horse meat
Valine 0.901mg 1.458mg Horse meat
Histidine 0.58mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 98mg 68mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.34g 1.9g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22g 2.12g Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67g 0.85g Horse meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Corned beef Horse meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
33
Corned beef
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
56
Corned beef
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
109%
Corned beef
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Corned beef
0%
Horse meat
Fats
88%
Corned beef
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 - 918mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.44g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef 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 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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.