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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
Contains more Iron +167.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.4%
Contains more Potassium +22.3%
Contains less Sodium -23.6%
Contains more Copper +43.7%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Zinc +16.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
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% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40%
Contains more Iron +167.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.4%
Contains more Potassium +22.3%
Contains less Sodium -23.6%
Contains more Copper +43.7%
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 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% 3% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 12%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Lamb and mutton
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
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

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is relatively richer in vitamins
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 Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
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.

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.