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Horse meat vs Fajita - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Horse meat and Fajita

  • Horse meat has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, and Copper, however Fajita has more Vitamin B2, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Horse meat is 109% higher.
  • Fajita has 6 times less Copper than Horse meat. Horse meat has 0.171mg of Copper, while Fajita has 0.03mg.
  • Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen.

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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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Fajita
Contains more Iron +408.1%
Contains more Potassium +33.5%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Copper +470%
Contains more Zinc +178.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 4% 26% 16% 10% 38% 119% 105%
Contains more Iron +408.1%
Contains more Potassium +33.5%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Copper +470%
Contains more Zinc +178.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.1%

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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Fajita
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +485.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.779
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% 0% 5% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 68% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +485.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.779

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
31
Fajita
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
44
Fajita

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
111%
Fajita
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
2%
Fajita
Fats
28%
Horse meat
26%
Fajita

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 Fajita
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins 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 - 744mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.304g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fajita
Fajita is cheaper (difference - $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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Fajita Opinion
Calories 175 135 Horse meat
Protein 28.14 18.56 Horse meat
Fats 6.05 5.73 Horse meat
Vitamin C 2 0 Horse meat
Carbs 0 2.23 Fajita
Cholesterol 68 88 Horse meat
Vitamin D
Iron 5.03 0.99 Horse meat
Calcium 8 13 Fajita
Potassium 379 284 Horse meat
Magnesium 25 22 Horse meat
Sugar 0 Horse meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.171 0.03 Horse meat
Zinc 3.82 1.37 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 247 277 Fajita
Sodium 55 799 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 Fajita
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.1
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.213 Fajita
Vitamin B3 4.84 4.779 Horse meat
Vitamin B5 0.726 Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.33 0.387 Fajita
Vitamin B12 3.16 0.54 Horse meat
Vitamin K 0.2 Fajita
Folate 4 Fajita
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.9 1.596 Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12 2.333 Fajita
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85 1.089 Fajita
Tryptophan 0.349 0.2 Horse meat
Threonine 1.262 0.452 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334 0.813 Horse meat
Leucine 2.232 1.56 Horse meat
Lysine 2.398 1.857 Horse meat
Methionine 0.623 0.552 Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157 0.763 Horse meat
Valine 1.458 0.847 Horse meat
Histidine 1.081 0.68 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

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.