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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
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Contains more Iron +326.3%
Contains more Potassium +49.8%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Copper +113.8%
Contains more Zinc +113.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.9%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Iron +326.3%
Contains more Potassium +49.8%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Copper +113.8%
Contains more Zinc +113.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.9%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
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 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 7% 0% 0% 0% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 114% 0% 6%
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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Horse meat Italian sausage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 676mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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