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Horse meat vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Horse meat and Italian sausage?

  • Horse meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus, Copper, and Vitamin B3, yet Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, and Selenium.
  • Horse meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 94% more.
  • Horse meat has 4 times more Iron than Italian sausage. While Horse meat has 5.03mg of Iron, Italian sausage has only 1.18mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Horse meat is lower.

We used Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw types in this article.

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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 +326.3%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.9%
Contains more Potassium +49.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Zinc +113.4%
Contains more Copper +113.8%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Contains more Iron +326.3%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.9%
Contains more Potassium +49.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Zinc +113.4%
Contains more Copper +113.8%
Contains more Calcium +125%

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 B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +247.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +468%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Equal in Vitamin C - 2
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.3
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% 0% 0% 7% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 6% 114% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +247.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +468%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40%
Equal in Vitamin C - 2
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.3

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.65g Italian sausage
Protein 28.14g 14.25g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 31.33g Italian sausage
Carbs 0g 0.65g Italian sausage
Calories 175kcal 346kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 18mg Italian sausage
Iron 5.03mg 1.18mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 14mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 247mg 142mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 253mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 731mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 1.79mg Horse meat
Copper 0.171mg 0.08mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 2mg 2mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.568mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.168mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 3.25mg Horse meat
Vitamin B5 mg 0.51mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.3mg Horse meat
Folate µg 8µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 0.91µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.114mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 0.563mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 0.52mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 0.956mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 1.083mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.346mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.477mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 0.572mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.411mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 76mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.9g 11.27g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 14.34g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 4.03g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Italian sausage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
39
Italian sausage

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
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
28%
Horse meat
145%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 676mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.37g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Horse meat
Horse meat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171631/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.