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Horse meat vs Duck meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Horse meat and Duck meat

  • Horse meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus and Vitamin B6, however Duck meat is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A and Copper.
  • Horse meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 119% higher.
  • Horse meat has 2 times more Zinc than Duck meat. While Horse meat has 3.82mg of Zinc, Duck meat has only 1.86mg.
  • Horse meat has less Saturated Fat.

The food types used in this comparison are Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Duck, domesticated, 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 +86.3%
Contains more Potassium +85.8%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Zinc +105.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Copper +32.7%
Equal in Sodium - 59
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 4% 18% 12% 76% 51% 67% 8%
Contains more Iron +86.3%
Contains more Potassium +85.8%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Zinc +105.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Copper +32.7%
Equal in Sodium - 59

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 B6 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +953.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +124.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.825
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% 13% 14% 3% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 38% 13% 5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +953.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +74%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +124.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.825

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
52
Horse meat
32
Duck meat
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
42
Duck 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 the food
Protein
169%
Horse meat
114%
Duck meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Duck meat
Fats
28%
Horse meat
131%
Duck meat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Horse meat Duck meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Duck meat
Low Calories diet ok
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 - 16mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.77g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Duck meat
Duck meat is relatively richer in vitamins
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Horse meat Duck meat Opinion
Calories 175 337 Duck meat
Protein 28.14 18.99 Horse meat
Fats 6.05 28.35 Duck meat
Vitamin C 2 0 Horse meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 68 84 Horse meat
Vitamin D 3 Duck meat
Iron 5.03 2.7 Horse meat
Calcium 8 11 Duck meat
Potassium 379 204 Horse meat
Magnesium 25 16 Horse meat
Sugars 0 Horse meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.171 0.227 Duck meat
Zinc 3.82 1.86 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 247 156 Horse meat
Sodium 55 59 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 210 Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7 Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.1 Duck meat
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.174 Duck meat
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.269 Duck meat
Vitamin B3 4.84 4.825 Horse meat
Vitamin B5 1.098 Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.33 0.18 Horse meat
Vitamin B12 3.16 0.3 Horse meat
Vitamin K 5.1 Duck meat
Folate 6 Duck meat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.9 9.67 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12 12.9 Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85 3.65 Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.349 0.232 Horse meat
Threonine 1.262 0.773 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334 0.872 Horse meat
Leucine 2.232 1.465 Horse meat
Lysine 2.398 1.486 Horse meat
Methionine 0.623 0.475 Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157 0.752 Horse meat
Valine 1.458 0.938 Horse meat
Histidine 1.081 0.462 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 of 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. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/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.