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Horse meat vs. Pork Meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Horse meat and Pork Meat

  • Horse meat has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, and Copper, however, Pork 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 Pork Meat. Horse meat contains 5.03mg of Iron, while Pork 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" charts 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 Manganese +69.2%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Selenium +183%
Equal in Phosphorus - 267
Equal in Sodium - 57
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57% 3% 74%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37% 2% 209%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +337.4%
Contains more Zinc +57.9%
Contains more Copper +54.1%
Contains more Manganese +69.2%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Selenium +183%
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" charts 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 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 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 7% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 0% 396% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 49% 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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +72.4%
Contains more Other +110.3%
Equal in Protein - 26.17
Equal in Water - 69.45
28% 6% 64% 2%
Protein: 28.14 g
Fats: 6.05 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.98 g
Other: 1.83 g
26% 4% 69%
Protein: 26.17 g
Fats: 3.51 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.45 g
Other: 0.87 g
Contains more Fats +72.4%
Contains more Other +110.3%
Equal in Protein - 26.17
Equal in Water - 69.45

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +58.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +68%
Contains less Saturated Fat -36.9%
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.85 g
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.198 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.334 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.506 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +58.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +68%
Contains less Saturated Fat -36.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Horse meat Pork 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 Pork Meat Opinion
Protein 28.14g 26.17g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 3.51g Horse meat
Calories 175kcal 143kcal Horse meat
Calcium 8mg 6mg Horse meat
Iron 5.03mg 1.15mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 29mg Pork Meat
Phosphorus 247mg 267mg Pork Meat
Potassium 379mg 421mg Pork Meat
Sodium 55mg 57mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 2.42mg Horse meat
Copper 0.171mg 0.111mg Horse meat
Manganese 0.022mg 0.013mg Horse meat
Selenium 13.5µg 38.2µg Pork Meat
Vitamin E 0.08mg Pork Meat
Vitamin D 10IU Pork Meat
Vitamin D 0.2µg Pork Meat
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.95mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.387mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 7.432mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B5 1.012mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.739mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 0.57µg Horse meat
Choline 88.9mg Pork 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 Pork Meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.721mg Pork Meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 1.1mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 1.367mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 1.13mg Pork Meat
Cholesterol 68mg 73mg Horse meat
Trans Fat 0.033g Horse meat
Saturated Fat 1.9g 1.198g Pork Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 1.334g Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 0.506g Horse meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.013g Pork Meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.411g Pork Meat
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Pork Meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Pork Meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Horse meat
63%
Pork Meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
59%
Horse meat
54%
Pork Meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.702g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork Meat
Pork 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Horse meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175087/nutrients
  2. Pork 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.