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Horse meat vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Horse meat and Chicken meat

  • Horse meat has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, Copper, and Phosphorus, however Chicken meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Horse meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 119% more than Chicken meat.
  • Chicken meat has 4 times less Iron than Horse meat. Horse meat has 5.03mg of Iron, while Chicken meat has 1.26mg.
  • Horse meat contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, 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 +299.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains more Potassium +70%
Contains less Sodium -32.9%
Contains more Zinc +96.9%
Contains more Copper +159.1%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Contains more Iron +299.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains more Potassium +70%
Contains less Sodium -32.9%
Contains more Zinc +96.9%
Contains more Copper +159.1%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 23

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 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +953.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%
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% 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 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +953.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +75.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.14g 27.3g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 13.6g Chicken meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 175kcal 239kcal Chicken meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 15mg Chicken meat
Iron 5.03mg 1.26mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 23mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 247mg 182mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 223mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 82mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 1.94mg Horse meat
Copper 0.171mg 0.066mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D IU 2IU Chicken meat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Chicken meat
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.063mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.168mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 mg 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.4mg Chicken meat
Folate µg 5µg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 0.3µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.305mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 1.128mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 2.232mg 1.986mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 2.223mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 1.061mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 1.325mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.802mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 88mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.9g 3.79g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 5.34g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 2.97g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Chicken 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
52
Horse meat
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
31
Chicken 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
169%
Horse meat
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
28%
Horse meat
63%
Chicken 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 - 27mg)
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 - 1.89g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.