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Horse meat vs Beef tenderloin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Horse meat and Beef tenderloin

  • Horse meat has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Copper, however Beef tenderloin is richer in Selenium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Beef tenderloin covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 39% more than Horse meat.
  • Beef tenderloin has 2 times less Iron than Horse meat. Horse meat has 5.03mg of Iron, while Beef tenderloin has 3.11mg.
  • Horse meat contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +61.7%
Contains more Potassium +14.5%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Copper +39%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Equal in Zinc - 4.03
Equal in Sodium - 57
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 117% 3% 30% 16% 41% 110% 87% 8%
Contains more Iron +61.7%
Contains more Potassium +14.5%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Copper +39%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Equal in Zinc - 4.03
Equal in Sodium - 57

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09
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%
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% 23% 60% 57% 15% 58% 308% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +116.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Beef tenderloin Opinion
Calories 175kcal 324kcal Beef tenderloin
Protein 28.14g 23.9g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 24.6g Beef tenderloin
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Net carbs 0g 0g
Carbs 0g 0g
Cholesterol 68mg 85mg Horse meat
Vitamin D IU IU
Iron 5.03mg 3.11mg Horse meat
Calcium 8mg 9mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 379mg 331mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 22mg Horse meat
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.171mg 0.123mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 4.03mg Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Phosphorus 247mg 203mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 57mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.09mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.26mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 3mg Horse meat
Vitamin B5 mg 0.25mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.25mg Horse meat
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 2.46µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg µg
Folate µg 8µg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.9g 9.72g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 10.27g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 1g Beef tenderloin
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.268mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 1.044mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 1.075mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 1.889mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 1.989mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.612mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.933mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 1.163mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.818mg Horse meat
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Beef tenderloin
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
52
Horse meat
44
Beef tenderloin
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
51
Beef tenderloin

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
169%
Horse meat
143%
Beef tenderloin
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Beef tenderloin
Fats
28%
Horse meat
114%
Beef tenderloin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
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 - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.82g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $2)
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.
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. Horse meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175087/nutrients
  2. Beef tenderloin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169544/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.