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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
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 4% 34% 0% 86% 110% 78% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
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
3
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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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 28% 114% 71% 0% 0% 142% 0% 4%
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 +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 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 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

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Goat 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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