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Horse meat vs Frog legs - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Horse meat and Frog legs

  • Horse meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 and Phosphorus, however Frog legs are richer in Vitamin B2 and Copper.
  • Horse meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 115% higher.
  • Horse meat has 25 times more Saturated Fat than Frog legs. While Horse meat has 1.9g of Saturated Fat, Frog legs have only 0.076g.

The food types used in this comparison are Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Frog legs, raw.

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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 +235.3%
Contains more Potassium +33%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Zinc +282%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Equal in Sodium - 58
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 57% 6% 26% 15% 84% 28% 63% 8%
Contains more Iron +235.3%
Contains more Potassium +33%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Zinc +282%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Copper +46.2%
Equal in Sodium - 58

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 B3 +303.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +690%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.3%
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% 3% 20% 6% 35% 58% 23% 0% 28% 50% 1% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +303.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +690%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.3%

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
19
Frog legs
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
35
Frog legs

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
98%
Frog legs
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Frog legs
Fats
28%
Horse meat
1%
Frog legs

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 Frog legs
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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Horse meat Frog legs
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 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 - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Horse meat
Horse meat is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.824g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Frog legs Opinion
Calories 175 73 Horse meat
Protein 28.14 16.4 Horse meat
Fats 6.05 0.3 Horse meat
Vitamin C 2 0 Horse meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 68 50 Frog legs
Vitamin D 8 Frog legs
Iron 5.03 1.5 Horse meat
Calcium 8 18 Frog legs
Potassium 379 285 Horse meat
Magnesium 25 20 Horse meat
Sugars 0 Horse meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.171 0.25 Frog legs
Zinc 3.82 1 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 247 147 Horse meat
Sodium 55 58 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 50 Frog legs
Vitamin E 1 Frog legs
Vitamin D 0.2 Frog legs
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.14 Frog legs
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.25 Frog legs
Vitamin B3 4.84 1.2 Horse meat
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.33 0.12 Horse meat
Vitamin B12 3.16 0.4 Horse meat
Vitamin K 0.1 Frog legs
Folate 15 Frog legs
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.9 0.076 Frog legs
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12 0.053 Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85 0.102 Horse meat
Tryptophan 0.349 Horse meat
Threonine 1.262 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334 Horse meat
Leucine 2.232 Horse meat
Lysine 2.398 Horse meat
Methionine 0.623 Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157 Horse meat
Valine 1.458 Horse meat
Histidine 1.081 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. Frog legs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168148/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.