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Horse meat vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Horse meat and Meat

  • Horse meat has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, and Copper, however Meat is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3.
  • Horse meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 108% more.
  • Horse meat contains 4 times more Iron than Meat. Horse meat contains 5.03mg of Iron, while Meat contains 1.15mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, 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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Meat
Contains more Iron +337.4%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +54.1%
Contains more Zinc +57.9%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Equal in Phosphorus - 267
Equal in Sodium - 57
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 2% 38% 21% 37% 66% 115% 8%
Contains more Iron +337.4%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +54.1%
Contains more Zinc +57.9%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Equal in Phosphorus - 267
Equal in Sodium - 57

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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Meat
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +454.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.9%
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% 2% 6% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 72% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +454.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.9%

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
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
41
Meat

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
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Meat
Fats
28%
Horse meat
16%
Meat

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

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Horse meat Meat
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 lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.702g)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Meat
Meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
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 - 2mg)
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 Meat Opinion
Calories 175 143 Horse meat
Protein 28.14 26.17 Horse meat
Fats 6.05 3.51 Horse meat
Vitamin C 2 0 Horse meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 68 73 Horse meat
Vitamin D 10 Meat
Iron 5.03 1.15 Horse meat
Calcium 8 6 Horse meat
Potassium 379 421 Meat
Magnesium 25 29 Meat
Sugar 0 Horse meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.171 0.111 Horse meat
Zinc 3.82 2.42 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 247 267 Meat
Sodium 55 57 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.08 Meat
Vitamin D 0.2 Meat
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.95 Meat
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.387 Meat
Vitamin B3 4.84 7.432 Meat
Vitamin B5 1.012 Meat
Vitamin B6 0.33 0.739 Meat
Vitamin B12 3.16 0.57 Horse meat
Vitamin K 0 Meat
Folate 0 Meat
Trans Fat 0.033 Horse meat
Saturated Fat 1.9 1.198 Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12 1.334 Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85 0.506 Horse meat
Tryptophan 0.349 0.275 Horse meat
Threonine 1.262 1.175 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334 1.288 Horse meat
Leucine 2.232 2.229 Horse meat
Lysine 2.398 2.427 Meat
Methionine 0.623 0.721 Meat
Phenylalanine 1.157 1.1 Horse meat
Valine 1.458 1.367 Horse meat
Histidine 1.081 1.13 Meat
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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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.