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Game vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Game and Horse meat

  • Game has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Copper, however Horse meat is higher in Iron, Zinc, Selenium, and Phosphorus.
  • Game covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 131% more than Horse meat.
  • Horse meat contains 4 times less Vitamin B2 than Game. Game contains 0.48mg of Vitamin B2, while Horse meat contains 0.12mg.
  • Horse meat has less Cholesterol.

Food varieties used in this article are Game meat, deer, raw 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
Game
2
:
Contains more Copper +48%
Contains more Iron +47.9%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Potassium +19.2%
Contains more Zinc +82.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Sodium - 55
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 128% 2% 29% 17% 85% 57% 87% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Contains more Copper +48%
Contains more Iron +47.9%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Potassium +19.2%
Contains more Zinc +82.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.3%
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
Game
8
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +99.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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% 4% 0% 56% 111% 120% 0% 86% 789% 3% 3%
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 B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +99.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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
97
Game
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
51
Game
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
138%
Game
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Game
0%
Horse meat
Fats
11%
Game
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.
Game Horse meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Game 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 - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Game
Game contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Game
Game is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.95g)
Which food is cheaper?
Game
Game is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Game
Game is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Game Horse meat Opinion
Calories 120 175 Horse meat
Protein 22.96 28.14 Horse meat
Fats 2.42 6.05 Horse meat
Vitamin C 0 2 Horse meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 85 68 Horse meat
Vitamin D
Iron 3.4 5.03 Horse meat
Calcium 5 8 Horse meat
Potassium 318 379 Horse meat
Magnesium 23 25 Horse meat
Sugar 0 Horse meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.253 0.171 Game
Zinc 2.09 3.82 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 202 247 Horse meat
Sodium 51 55 Game
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.2 Game
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.22 0.1 Game
Vitamin B2 0.48 0.12 Game
Vitamin B3 6.37 4.84 Game
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.37 0.33 Game
Vitamin B12 6.31 3.16 Game
Vitamin K 1.1 Game
Folate 4 Game
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.95 1.9 Game
Monounsaturated Fat 0.67 2.12 Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.47 0.85 Horse meat
Tryptophan 0.349 Horse meat
Threonine 1.08 1.262 Horse meat
Isoleucine 0.908 1.334 Horse meat
Leucine 1.951 2.232 Horse meat
Lysine 2.006 2.398 Horse meat
Methionine 0.566 0.623 Horse meat
Phenylalanine 0.937 1.157 Horse meat
Valine 1.073 1.458 Horse meat
Histidine 1.135 1.081 Game
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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. Game - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173855/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.