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Horse meat vs Ostrich - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Horse meat and Ostrich?

  • Horse meat is higher in Iron, yet Ostrich is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Zinc.
  • Ostrich's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 129% more.
  • Horse meat has 2 times more Saturated Fat than Ostrich. While Horse meat has 1.9g of Saturated Fat, Ostrich has only 1g.

We used Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Ostrich, tip trimmed, cooked types in this article.

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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 +80.3%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Copper +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +27%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Phosphorus - 251
Equal in Potassium - 362
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% 105% 18% 108% 32% 11% 133% 51%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +80.3%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Copper +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +27%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Phosphorus - 251
Equal in Potassium - 362

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 B1 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +97.8%
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% 5% 0% 0% 59% 68% 134% 80% 126% 12% 782% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +97.8%

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 Ostrich
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 Ostrich Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.14g 28.49g Ostrich
Fats 6.05g 2.57g Horse meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 175kcal 145kcal Horse meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 6mg Horse meat
Iron 5.03mg 2.79mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 25mg
Phosphorus 247mg 251mg Ostrich
Potassium 379mg 362mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 80mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 4.85mg Ostrich
Copper 0.171mg 0.152mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.23mg Ostrich
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.232mg Ostrich
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.292mg Ostrich
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 7.143mg Ostrich
Vitamin B5 mg 1.318mg Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.545mg Ostrich
Folate µg 15µg Ostrich
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 6.25µg Ostrich
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.254mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 1.25mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 1.354mg Ostrich
Leucine 2.232mg 2.315mg Ostrich
Lysine 2.398mg 2.516mg Ostrich
Methionine 0.623mg 0.796mg Ostrich
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 1.176mg Ostrich
Valine 1.458mg 1.407mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.716mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 85mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.9g 1g Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 0.97g Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 0.44g Horse meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Ostrich
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
105
Ostrich
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
57
Ostrich

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
171%
Ostrich
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Ostrich
Fats
28%
Horse meat
12%
Ostrich

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.9g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ostrich
Ostrich is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ostrich
Ostrich 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 - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
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. Ostrich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174488/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.