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Ground meat vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Ground meat and Horse meat?

  • Ground meat is richer in Zinc, and Selenium, yet Horse meat is richer in Iron, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Copper, and Vitamin B3.
  • Horse meat's daily need coverage for Iron is 35% higher.
  • Ground meat has 3 times more Saturated Fat than Horse meat. Ground meat has 6.073g of Saturated Fat, while Horse meat has 1.9g.

We used Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted types in this comparison.

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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 +312.5%
Contains more Zinc +52.9%
Contains more Iron +121.6%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.8%
Contains more Potassium +57.3%
Contains less Sodium -24.7%
Contains more Copper +116.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Zinc +52.9%
Contains more Iron +121.6%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.8%
Contains more Potassium +57.3%
Contains less Sodium -24.7%
Contains more Copper +116.5%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.33
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.9%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.33

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.
Ground meat 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 Ground meat Horse meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.87g 28.14g Horse meat
Fats 15.37g 6.05g Ground meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 241kcal 175kcal Ground meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 8mg Ground meat
Iron 2.27mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Magnesium 17mg 25mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 166mg 247mg Horse meat
Potassium 241mg 379mg Horse meat
Sodium 73mg 55mg Horse meat
Zinc 5.84mg 3.82mg Ground meat
Copper 0.079mg 0.171mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Ground meat
Vitamin D 2IU IU Ground meat
Vitamin D 0µg µg Ground meat
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.1mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.12mg Ground meat
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 4.84mg Horse meat
Vitamin B5 0.512mg mg Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.33mg Horse meat
Folate 7µg µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 3.16µg Horse meat
Vitamin K 2.9µg µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.349mg Horse meat
Threonine 0.923mg 1.262mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.055mg 1.334mg Horse meat
Leucine 1.861mg 2.232mg Horse meat
Lysine 1.976mg 2.398mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.614mg 0.623mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 1.157mg Horse meat
Valine 1.172mg 1.458mg Horse meat
Histidine 0.775mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 88mg 68mg Horse meat
Trans Fat 1.173g g Horse meat
Saturated Fat 6.073g 1.9g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 2.12g Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 0.85g Horse meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground meat 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
46
Ground meat
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
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
143%
Ground meat
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Horse meat
Fats
71%
Ground meat
28%
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 - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.173g)
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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.