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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
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +337.4%
Contains more Zinc +57.9%
Contains more Copper +54.1%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 267
Equal in Sodium - 57
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +337.4%
Contains more Zinc +57.9%
Contains more Copper +54.1%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
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 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% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 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%

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 Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.14g 26.17g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 3.51g Horse meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 175kcal 143kcal Horse meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 6mg Horse meat
Iron 5.03mg 1.15mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 29mg Meat
Phosphorus 247mg 267mg Meat
Potassium 379mg 421mg Meat
Sodium 55mg 57mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 2.42mg Horse meat
Copper 0.171mg 0.111mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.08mg Meat
Vitamin D IU 10IU Meat
Vitamin D µg 0.2µg Meat
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.95mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.387mg Meat
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 7.432mg Meat
Vitamin B5 mg 1.012mg Meat
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.739mg Meat
Folate µg 0µg Meat
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 0.57µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg 0µg Meat
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.275mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 1.175mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 1.288mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 2.229mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 2.427mg Meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.721mg Meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 1.1mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 1.367mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 1.13mg Meat
Cholesterol 68mg 73mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g 0.033g Horse meat
Saturated Fat 1.9g 1.198g Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 1.334g Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 0.506g Horse meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Meat
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
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

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 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 Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
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. 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.