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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +126.6%
Contains more Potassium +80.5%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Copper +87.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 3% 19% 13% 31% 136% 75% 141%
Contains more Iron +126.6%
Contains more Potassium +80.5%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Copper +87.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Zinc +30.4%

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 +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 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 1% 3% 3% 3% 14% 38% 80% 16% 51% 234% 2% 5%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
52
Horse meat
37
Pastrami
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
62
Pastrami

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 the food
Protein
169%
Horse meat
131%
Pastrami
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Pastrami
Fats
28%
Horse meat
27%
Pastrami

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Horse meat Pastrami
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Pastrami
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Horse meat Pastrami Opinion
Calories 175 147 Horse meat
Protein 28.14 21.8 Horse meat
Fats 6.05 5.82 Horse meat
Vitamin C 2 0.3 Horse meat
Carbs 0 0.36 Pastrami
Cholesterol 68 68
Vitamin D 4 Pastrami
Iron 5.03 2.22 Horse meat
Calcium 8 10 Pastrami
Potassium 379 210 Horse meat
Magnesium 25 17 Horse meat
Sugars 0.1 Horse meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.171 0.091 Horse meat
Zinc 3.82 4.98 Pastrami
Starch
Phosphorus 247 175 Horse meat
Sodium 55 1078 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 42 Pastrami
Vitamin E 0.12 Pastrami
Vitamin D 0.1 Pastrami
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.052 Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.161 Pastrami
Vitamin B3 4.84 4.26 Horse meat
Vitamin B5 0.265 Pastrami
Vitamin B6 0.33 0.221 Horse meat
Vitamin B12 3.16 1.87 Horse meat
Vitamin K 0.7 Pastrami
Folate 6 Pastrami
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.9 2.681 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12 2.118 Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85 0.145 Horse meat
Tryptophan 0.349 0.141 Horse meat
Threonine 1.262 0.857 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334 0.976 Horse meat
Leucine 2.232 1.706 Horse meat
Lysine 2.398 1.812 Horse meat
Methionine 0.623 0.558 Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157 0.847 Horse meat
Valine 1.458 1.065 Horse meat
Histidine 1.081 0.684 Horse meat
Fructose 0.01 Pastrami

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 of 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. 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.