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Horse meat vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Horse meat and Ground meat?

  • Horse meat is richer in Iron, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Copper, and Vitamin B3, yet Ground meat is richer in Zinc, and Selenium.
  • Horse meat's daily need coverage for Iron is 35% higher.
  • Horse meat has 2 times more Copper than Ground meat. Horse meat has 0.171mg of Copper, while Ground meat has 0.079mg.
  • Horse meat contains less Cholesterol.

We used Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked types in this comparison.

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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 +121.6%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.8%
Contains more Potassium +57.3%
Contains less Sodium -24.7%
Contains more Copper +116.5%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Zinc +52.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Iron +121.6%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.8%
Contains more Potassium +57.3%
Contains less Sodium -24.7%
Contains more Copper +116.5%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Zinc +52.9%

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 B1 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.311
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 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.311

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.14g 23.87g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 15.37g Ground meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 175kcal 241kcal Ground meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 5.03mg 2.27mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 17mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 247mg 166mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 241mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 73mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Copper 0.171mg 0.079mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Ground meat
Vitamin E mg 0.12mg Ground meat
Vitamin D IU 2IU Ground meat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Ground meat
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.051mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.171mg Ground meat
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 4.026mg Horse meat
Vitamin B5 mg 0.512mg Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.311mg Horse meat
Folate µg 7µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 2.49µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.121mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 0.923mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 1.055mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 1.861mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 1.976mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.614mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.931mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 1.172mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.775mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 88mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g 1.173g Horse meat
Saturated Fat 1.9g 6.073g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 7.322g Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 0.408g Horse meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Ground 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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
49
Ground 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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Ground meat
Fats
28%
Horse meat
71%
Ground 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 - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.173g)
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.
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.

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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.