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Flank steak vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Flank steak and Horse meat different?

  • Flank steak is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Zinc, however Horse meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Copper, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Horse meat is 64% higher.
  • Flank steak contains 2 times more Selenium than Horse meat. While Flank steak contains 29.4µg of Selenium, Horse meat contains only 13.5µg.
  • Horse meat has less Saturated Fat.

Beef, flank, steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled and Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted are the varieties 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
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Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Zinc +28.3%
Contains more Iron +189.1%
Contains more Potassium +11.8%
Contains more Copper +108.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Sodium - 55
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 66% 6% 30% 17% 28% 134% 90% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Zinc +28.3%
Contains more Iron +189.1%
Contains more Potassium +11.8%
Contains more Copper +108.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Sodium - 55

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 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.12
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 8% 0% 19% 31% 139% 33% 134% 204% 4% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 0% 0% 0% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 396% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.12

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
48
Flank steak
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
47
Flank steak
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
166%
Flank steak
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Flank steak
0%
Horse meat
Fats
38%
Flank steak
28%
Horse meat

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

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Flank steak Horse meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
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 - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.495g)
Which food is cheaper?
Flank steak
Flank steak is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flank steak
Flank steak 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flank steak Horse meat Opinion
Calories 192 175 Flank steak
Protein 27.66 28.14 Horse meat
Fats 8.23 6.05 Flank steak
Vitamin C 0 2 Horse meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 79 68 Horse meat
Vitamin D
Iron 1.74 5.03 Horse meat
Calcium 20 8 Flank steak
Potassium 339 379 Horse meat
Magnesium 23 25 Horse meat
Sugar 0 Horse meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.082 0.171 Horse meat
Zinc 4.9 3.82 Flank steak
Starch
Phosphorus 210 247 Horse meat
Sodium 56 55 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.38 Flank steak
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.075 0.1 Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.133 0.12 Flank steak
Vitamin B3 7.363 4.84 Flank steak
Vitamin B5 0.545 Flank steak
Vitamin B6 0.579 0.33 Flank steak
Vitamin B12 1.63 3.16 Horse meat
Vitamin K 1.4 Flank steak
Folate 9 Flank steak
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.395 1.9 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 3.317 2.12 Flank steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.322 0.85 Horse meat
Tryptophan 0.182 0.349 Horse meat
Threonine 1.105 1.262 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.259 1.334 Horse meat
Leucine 2.201 2.232 Horse meat
Lysine 2.338 2.398 Horse meat
Methionine 0.72 0.623 Flank steak
Phenylalanine 1.093 1.157 Horse meat
Valine 1.372 1.458 Horse meat
Histidine 0.883 1.081 Horse meat
Fructose

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. Flank steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168733/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.