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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 RAE, 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
Contains more Iron +86.3%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Potassium +85.8%
Contains more Zinc +105.4%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Copper +32.7%
Equal in Sodium - 59
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 102% 12% 67% 18% 8% 51% 76%
Contains more Iron +86.3%
Contains more Magnesium +56.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.3%
Contains more Potassium +85.8%
Contains more Zinc +105.4%
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 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 13% 14% 3% 0% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 5% 38% 13%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Duck meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.14g 18.99g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 28.35g Duck meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 175kcal 337kcal Duck meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 11mg Duck meat
Iron 5.03mg 2.7mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 16mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 247mg 156mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 204mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 59mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 1.86mg Horse meat
Copper 0.171mg 0.227mg Duck meat
Vitamin A 0IU 210IU Duck meat
Vitamin E mg 0.7mg Duck meat
Vitamin D IU 3IU Duck meat
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Duck meat
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.174mg Duck meat
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.269mg Duck meat
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 4.825mg Horse meat
Vitamin B5 mg 1.098mg Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.18mg Horse meat
Folate µg 6µg Duck meat
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 0.3µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg 5.1µg Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.232mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 0.773mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 0.872mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 1.465mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 1.486mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.475mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.752mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 0.938mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.462mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 84mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.9g 9.67g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 12.9g Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 3.65g Duck meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Duck 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
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 food.
Protein
169%
Horse meat
114%
Duck meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Duck meat
Fats
28%
Horse meat
131%
Duck 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 - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 16mg)
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 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. 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.