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Goat vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Goat and Horse meat different?

  • Goat is higher in Vitamin B2, and Copper, however Horse meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Horse meat is 85% higher.
  • Goat contains 4 times more Vitamin B2 than Horse meat. While Goat contains 0.49mg of Vitamin B2, Horse meat contains only 0.12mg.
  • Goat has less Saturated Fat.

Goat, raw 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
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Copper +49.7%
Contains more Iron +77.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.2%
Contains less Sodium -32.9%
Equal in Potassium - 379
Equal in Zinc - 3.82
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 107% 0% 78% 34% 11% 110% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Copper +49.7%
Contains more Iron +77.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.2%
Contains less Sodium -32.9%
Equal in Potassium - 379
Equal in Zinc - 3.82

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
Goat
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +308.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +179.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1
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% 0% 28% 114% 71% 0% 0% 4% 142% 0%
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 +308.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +179.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Goat Horse meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 20.6g 28.14g Horse meat
Fats 2.31g 6.05g Horse meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 109kcal 175kcal Horse meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 13mg 8mg Goat
Iron 2.83mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Magnesium mg 25mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 180mg 247mg Horse meat
Potassium 385mg 379mg Goat
Sodium 82mg 55mg Horse meat
Zinc 4mg 3.82mg Goat
Copper 0.256mg 0.171mg Goat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.11mg 0.1mg Goat
Vitamin B2 0.49mg 0.12mg Goat
Vitamin B3 3.75mg 4.84mg Horse meat
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 mg 0.33mg Horse meat
Folate 5µg µg Goat
Vitamin B12 1.13µg 3.16µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.306mg 0.349mg Horse meat
Threonine 0.981mg 1.262mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.042mg 1.334mg Horse meat
Leucine 1.716mg 2.232mg Horse meat
Lysine 1.532mg 2.398mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.552mg 0.623mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 0.715mg 1.157mg Horse meat
Valine 1.103mg 1.458mg Horse meat
Histidine 0.429mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 57mg 68mg Goat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.71g 1.9g Goat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.03g 2.12g Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 0.85g Horse meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Goat 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
30
Goat
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
53
Goat
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
124%
Goat
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Goat
0%
Horse meat
Fats
11%
Goat
28%
Horse meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Goat
Goat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Goat
Goat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.19g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
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.
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. Goat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175303/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.