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Horse meat vs Ham - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Horse meat and Ham

  • Horse meat has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Copper, Zinc, and Phosphorus, however Ham is higher in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6.
  • Horse meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 105% more than Ham.
  • Ham contains 3 times less Iron than Horse meat. Horse meat contains 5.03mg of Iron, while Ham contains 1.48mg.
  • Horse meat has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Pork, cured, ham, boneless, extra lean (approximately 5% fat), 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
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Ham
Contains more Iron +239.9%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +26%
Contains more Potassium +32.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Zinc +32.6%
Contains more Copper +116.5%
Equal in Calcium - 8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 56% 10% 85% 26% 157% 79% 27%
Contains more Iron +239.9%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +26%
Contains more Potassium +32.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Zinc +32.6%
Contains more Copper +116.5%
Equal in Calcium - 8

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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Ham
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +386.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +654%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%
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% 5% 24% 0% 189% 47% 76% 25% 93% 3% 82% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +386.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +654%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.2%

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 Ham
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Ham Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.5g Ham
Protein 28.14g 20.93g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 5.53g Horse meat
Carbs 0g 1.5g Ham
Calories 175kcal 145kcal Horse meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 8mg
Iron 5.03mg 1.48mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 14mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 247mg 196mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 287mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 1203mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 2.88mg Horse meat
Copper 0.171mg 0.079mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.25mg Ham
Vitamin D IU 32IU Ham
Vitamin D µg 0.8µg Ham
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.754mg Ham
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.202mg Ham
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 4.023mg Horse meat
Vitamin B5 mg 0.403mg Ham
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.4mg Ham
Folate µg 3µg Ham
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 0.65µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg 0µg Ham
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.251mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 0.931mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 0.918mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 1.661mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 1.775mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.553mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.904mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 0.908mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.75mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 53mg Ham
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.9g 1.81g Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 2.62g Ham
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 0.54g Horse meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Ham
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
45
Ham
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
55
Ham

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
126%
Ham
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
2%
Ham
Fats
28%
Horse meat
26%
Ham

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 - 1148mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.09g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ham
Ham is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ham
Ham 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. Ham - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167871/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.