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Horse meat vs Lamb and mutton - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Horse meat and Lamb and mutton

  • Horse meat has more Iron, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus, while Lamb and mutton has more Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Zinc.
  • Horse meat covers your daily need of Iron 39% more than Lamb and mutton.
  • Horse meat contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Lamb and mutton. While Horse meat contains 0.33mg of Vitamin B6, Lamb and mutton contains only 0.13mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Horse meat is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked.

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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 +167.6%
Contains more Potassium +22.3%
Contains more Copper +43.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.4%
Contains less Sodium -23.6%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Zinc +16.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 6% 28% 17% 40% 122% 81% 10%
Contains more Iron +167.6%
Contains more Potassium +22.3%
Contains more Copper +43.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.4%
Contains less Sodium -23.6%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Zinc +16.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 23

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 B6 +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1
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 0% 0% 3% 3% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 319% 12% 14%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.6%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1

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
52
Lamb and mutton
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
46
Lamb and mutton

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
147%
Lamb and mutton
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Lamb and mutton
Fats
28%
Horse meat
97%
Lamb and mutton

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 Lamb and mutton
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Horse meat Lamb and mutton
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
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 - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.93g)
Which food is cheaper?
Horse meat
Horse meat is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Lamb and mutton Opinion
Calories 175 294 Lamb and mutton
Protein 28.14 24.52 Horse meat
Fats 6.05 20.94 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 2 0 Horse meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 68 97 Horse meat
Vitamin D 2 Lamb and mutton
Iron 5.03 1.88 Horse meat
Calcium 8 17 Lamb and mutton
Potassium 379 310 Horse meat
Magnesium 25 23 Horse meat
Sugar 0 Horse meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.171 0.119 Horse meat
Zinc 3.82 4.46 Lamb and mutton
Starch
Phosphorus 247 188 Horse meat
Sodium 55 72 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.14 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D 0.1 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.1
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.25 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B3 4.84 6.66 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B5 0.66 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B6 0.33 0.13 Horse meat
Vitamin B12 3.16 2.55 Horse meat
Vitamin K 4.6 Lamb and mutton
Folate 18 Lamb and mutton
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.9 8.83 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12 8.82 Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85 1.51 Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.349 0.287 Horse meat
Threonine 1.262 1.05 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334 1.183 Horse meat
Leucine 2.232 1.908 Horse meat
Lysine 2.398 2.166 Horse meat
Methionine 0.623 0.629 Lamb and mutton
Phenylalanine 1.157 0.998 Horse meat
Valine 1.458 1.323 Horse meat
Histidine 1.081 0.777 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. Lamb and mutton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/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.