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Horse meat vs Game - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Horse meat and Game

  • Horse meat has more Iron, Zinc, Selenium, and Phosphorus, however Game is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Copper.
  • Game covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 131% more than Horse meat.
  • Game contains 2 times less Zinc than Horse meat. Horse meat contains 3.82mg of Zinc, while Game contains 2.09mg.
  • Horse meat has less Cholesterol.

Food varieties used in this article are Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Game meat, deer, 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
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Iron +47.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.3%
Contains more Potassium +19.2%
Contains more Zinc +82.8%
Contains more Copper +48%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Sodium - 51
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 128% 17% 87% 29% 7% 57% 85%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Iron +47.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.3%
Contains more Potassium +19.2%
Contains more Zinc +82.8%
Contains more Copper +48%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Sodium - 51

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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Game
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +99.7%
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 0% 4% 0% 0% 56% 111% 120% 0% 86% 3% 789% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +99.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Game Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.14g 22.96g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 2.42g Horse meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 175kcal 120kcal Horse meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 5mg Horse meat
Iron 5.03mg 3.4mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 23mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 247mg 202mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 318mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 51mg Game
Zinc 3.82mg 2.09mg Horse meat
Copper 0.171mg 0.253mg Game
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.2mg Game
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.22mg Game
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.48mg Game
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 6.37mg Game
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.37mg Game
Folate µg 4µg Game
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 6.31µg Game
Vitamin K µg 1.1µg Game
Tryptophan 0.349mg mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 1.08mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 0.908mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 1.951mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 2.006mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.566mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.937mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 1.073mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 1.135mg Game
Cholesterol 68mg 85mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.9g 0.95g Game
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 0.67g Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 0.47g Horse meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Horse meat Game
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
97
Game
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
51
Game

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
138%
Game
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Game
Fats
28%
Horse meat
11%
Game

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Game
Game contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Game
Game is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.95g)
Which food is cheaper?
Game
Game is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Game
Game is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Game - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173855/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.