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Horse meat vs Beefsteak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Horse meat and Beefsteak

  • Horse meat has more Iron, Vitamin B12, Copper, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Beefsteak is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Zinc.
  • Horse meat covers your daily Iron needs 38% more than Beefsteak.
  • Beefsteak contains 4 times less Polyunsaturated fat than Horse meat. Horse meat contains 0.85g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Beefsteak contains 0.189g.

Food varieties used in this article are Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Beef, loin, top sirloin cap steak, boneless, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, raw.

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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 +60%
Contains more Iron +151.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.3%
Contains more Copper +116.5%
Contains more Zinc +38.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Potassium - 375
Equal in Sodium - 55
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 75% 18% 95% 34% 8% 145% 27%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Iron +151.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.3%
Contains more Copper +116.5%
Contains more Zinc +38.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Potassium - 375
Equal in Sodium - 55

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 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +64.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.048
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 3% 0% 19% 42% 95% 0% 126% 3% 337% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +17.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +64.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.048

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Beefsteak Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.14g 21.38g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 5.36g Horse meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 175kcal 134kcal Horse meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 5mg Horse meat
Iron 5.03mg 2mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 25mg
Phosphorus 247mg 220mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 375mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 55mg
Zinc 3.82mg 5.3mg Beefsteak
Copper 0.171mg 0.079mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 6IU Beefsteak
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU 3IU Beefsteak
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Beefsteak
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.075mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.182mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 5.048mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.543mg Beefsteak
Folate µg 3µg Beefsteak
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 2.69µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg 1.5µg Beefsteak
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.262mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 1.099mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 1.09mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 2.011mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 2.247mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.621mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.931mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 1.152mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.868mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 67mg Beefsteak
Trans Fat g 0.253g Horse meat
Saturated Fat 1.9g 1.875g Beefsteak
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 2.354g Beefsteak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 0.189g Horse meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Horse meat Beefsteak
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
52
Horse meat
52
Beefsteak
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
50
Beefsteak

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
128%
Beefsteak
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Beefsteak
Fats
28%
Horse meat
25%
Beefsteak

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is cheaper?
Horse meat
Horse meat is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.025g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (55 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Beefsteak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172173/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.