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Horse meat vs. Pastrami — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Horse meat and Pastrami?

  • Horse meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, and Vitamin B6, yet Pastrami is richer in Zinc, and Selenium.
  • Horse meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 54% higher.
  • Horse meat has 2 times more Iron than Pastrami. Horse meat has 5.03mg of Iron, while Pastrami has 2.22mg.
  • Horse meat contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Beef, cured, pastrami types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +126.6%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.1%
Contains more Potassium +80.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Copper +87.9%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains more Manganese +22.7%
Contains more Selenium +31.1%
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 3% 84% 13% 75% 19% 141% 136% 31% 4% 97%
Contains more Iron +126.6%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.1%
Contains more Potassium +80.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Copper +87.9%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Contains more Manganese +22.7%
Contains more Selenium +31.1%

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 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +69%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.2%
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 3% 3% 3% 1% 14% 38% 80% 16% 51% 5% 234% 45% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +69%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +29.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +36.1%
Equal in Fats - 5.82
Equal in Water - 69.53
28% 6% 64% 2%
Protein: 28.14 g
Fats: 6.05 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.98 g
Other: 1.83 g
22% 6% 70% 2%
Protein: 21.8 g
Fats: 5.82 g
Carbs: 0.36 g
Water: 69.53 g
Other: 2.49 g
Contains more Protein +29.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +36.1%
Equal in Fats - 5.82
Equal in Water - 69.53

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +486.2%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 2.118
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.85 g
54% 43% 3%
Saturated Fat: 2.681 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.118 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.145 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +486.2%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 2.118

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 Pastrami
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Pastrami Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.36g Pastrami
Protein 28.14g 21.8g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 5.82g Horse meat
Carbs 0g 0.36g Pastrami
Calories 175kcal 147kcal Horse meat
Fructose 0.01g Pastrami
Sugar 0.1g Horse meat
Calcium 8mg 10mg Pastrami
Iron 5.03mg 2.22mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 17mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 247mg 175mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 210mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 1078mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 4.98mg Pastrami
Copper 0.171mg 0.091mg Horse meat
Manganese 0.022mg 0.027mg Pastrami
Selenium 13.5µg 17.7µg Pastrami
Vitamin A 0IU 42IU Pastrami
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Pastrami
Vitamin E 0.12mg Pastrami
Vitamin D 4IU Pastrami
Vitamin D 0.1µg Pastrami
Vitamin C 2mg 0.3mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.052mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.161mg Pastrami
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 4.26mg Horse meat
Vitamin B5 0.265mg Pastrami
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.221mg Horse meat
Folate 6µg Pastrami
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 1.87µg Horse meat
Choline 81.6mg Pastrami
Vitamin K 0.7µg Pastrami
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.141mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 0.857mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 0.976mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 1.706mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 1.812mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.558mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.847mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 1.065mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.684mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 68mg
Saturated Fat 1.9g 2.681g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 2.118g Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 0.145g Horse meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
38%
Pastrami
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
59%
Horse meat
60%
Pastrami

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1023mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.781g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Horse meat
Horse meat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (68 mg)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Pastrami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170204/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.