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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
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Contains more Iron +299.2%
Contains more Potassium +70%
Contains more Copper +159.1%
Contains more Zinc +96.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains less Sodium -32.9%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 5% 20% 17% 22% 53% 78% 11%
Contains more Iron +299.2%
Contains more Potassium +70%
Contains more Copper +159.1%
Contains more Zinc +96.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.7%
Contains less Sodium -32.9%
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 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% 10% 6% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 38% 6% 4%
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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.