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Goat vs. Horse meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Goat and Horse meat

  • Goat has more Vitamin B2, Copper, and Zinc, however, Horse meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Horse meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 82% more than Goat.
  • Horse meat has 5 times less Vitamin B2 than Goat. Goat has 0.61mg of Vitamin B2, while Horse meat has 0.12mg.
  • Goat contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Game meat, goat, cooked, roasted 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Zinc +38%
Contains more Copper +77.2%
Contains more Manganese +90.9%
Contains more Iron +34.9%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.9%
Contains less Sodium -36%
Contains more Selenium +14.4%
Equal in Potassium - 379
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5.1% 140% 0% 86% 36% 11% 144% 101% 5.5% 64%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.4% 189% 18% 106% 33% 7.2% 104% 57% 2.9% 74%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Zinc +38%
Contains more Copper +77.2%
Contains more Manganese +90.9%
Contains more Iron +34.9%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.9%
Contains less Sodium -36%
Contains more Selenium +14.4%
Equal in Potassium - 379

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +408.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +165.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 6.8% 0% 0% 23% 141% 74% 0% 0% 3.8% 149% 58% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 6.7% 25% 28% 91% 0% 76% 0% 395% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +408.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +165.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +99.7%
Contains more Other +10.2%
Equal in Protein - 28.14
Equal in Water - 63.98
27% 3% 68%
Protein: 27.1 g
Fats: 3.03 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.21 g
Other: 1.66 g
28% 6% 64% 2%
Protein: 28.14 g
Fats: 6.05 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.98 g
Other: 1.83 g
Contains more Fats +99.7%
Contains more Other +10.2%
Equal in Protein - 28.14
Equal in Water - 63.98

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -51.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +55.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +269.6%
37% 54% 9%
Saturated Fat: 0.93 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.36 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.23 g
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.85 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -51.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +55.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +269.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Goat Horse meat
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
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
Protein 27.1g 28.14g Horse meat
Fats 3.03g 6.05g Horse meat
Calories 143kcal 175kcal Horse meat
Calcium 17mg 8mg Goat
Iron 3.73mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Magnesium 0mg 25mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 201mg 247mg Horse meat
Potassium 405mg 379mg Goat
Sodium 86mg 55mg Horse meat
Zinc 5.27mg 3.82mg Goat
Copper 0.303mg 0.171mg Goat
Manganese 0.042mg 0.022mg Goat
Selenium 11.8µg 13.5µg Horse meat
Vitamin E 0.34mg Goat
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.1mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.61mg 0.12mg Goat
Vitamin B3 3.95mg 4.84mg Horse meat
Vitamin B6 0mg 0.33mg Horse meat
Folate 5µg Goat
Vitamin B12 1.19µg 3.16µg Horse meat
Choline 106.4mg Goat
Vitamin K 1.2µg Goat
Tryptophan 0.403mg 0.349mg Goat
Threonine 1.29mg 1.262mg Goat
Isoleucine 1.371mg 1.334mg Goat
Leucine 2.258mg 2.232mg Goat
Lysine 2.016mg 2.398mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.726mg 0.623mg Goat
Phenylalanine 0.941mg 1.157mg Horse meat
Valine 1.452mg 1.458mg Horse meat
Histidine 0.565mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 75mg 68mg Horse meat
Saturated Fat 0.93g 1.9g Goat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.36g 2.12g Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.23g 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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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
35%
Goat
48%
Horse meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
59%
Goat
59%
Horse meat

Comparison summary

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 - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Goat
Goat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.97g)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Goat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175304/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.