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Goat vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Goat and Meat different?

  • Goat is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Copper, Zinc, and Vitamin B2, however Meat is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Meat is 70% higher.
  • Goat contains 2 times more Iron than Meat. While Goat contains 2.83mg of Iron, Meat contains only 1.15mg.
  • Goat has less Cholesterol.

Goat, raw and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, 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
Goat
4
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4
Meat
Contains more Calcium +116.7%
Contains more Iron +146.1%
Contains more Zinc +65.3%
Contains more Copper +130.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.3%
Contains less Sodium -30.5%
Equal in Potassium - 421
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 107% 0% 78% 34% 11% 110% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Contains more Calcium +116.7%
Contains more Iron +146.1%
Contains more Zinc +65.3%
Contains more Copper +130.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.3%
Contains less Sodium -30.5%
Equal in Potassium - 421

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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7
Meat
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +98.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +763.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +98.2%
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% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +98.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +763.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +98.2%

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 Meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Goat Meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 20.6g 26.17g Meat
Fats 2.31g 3.51g Meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 109kcal 143kcal Meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Goat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 13mg 6mg Goat
Iron 2.83mg 1.15mg Goat
Magnesium mg 29mg Meat
Phosphorus 180mg 267mg Meat
Potassium 385mg 421mg Meat
Sodium 82mg 57mg Meat
Zinc 4mg 2.42mg Goat
Copper 0.256mg 0.111mg Goat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.08mg Meat
Vitamin D IU 10IU Meat
Vitamin D µg 0.2µg Meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.11mg 0.95mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.49mg 0.387mg Goat
Vitamin B3 3.75mg 7.432mg Meat
Vitamin B5 mg 1.012mg Meat
Vitamin B6 mg 0.739mg Meat
Folate 5µg 0µg Goat
Vitamin B12 1.13µg 0.57µg Goat
Vitamin K µg 0µg Meat
Tryptophan 0.306mg 0.275mg Goat
Threonine 0.981mg 1.175mg Meat
Isoleucine 1.042mg 1.288mg Meat
Leucine 1.716mg 2.229mg Meat
Lysine 1.532mg 2.427mg Meat
Methionine 0.552mg 0.721mg Meat
Phenylalanine 0.715mg 1.1mg Meat
Valine 1.103mg 1.367mg Meat
Histidine 0.429mg 1.13mg Meat
Cholesterol 57mg 73mg Goat
Trans Fat g 0.033g Goat
Saturated Fat 0.71g 1.198g Goat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.03g 1.334g Meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 0.506g Meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Goat 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
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
53
Goat
41
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
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Goat
0%
Meat
Fats
11%
Goat
16%
Meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Meat
Meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Goat
Goat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Goat
Goat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Goat
Goat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.488g)
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.

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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.