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Horse meat vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Horse meat and Pork

  • Horse meat has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, and Copper, while Pork has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6.
  • Horse meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 103% more than Pork.
  • Horse meat contains 6 times more Iron than Pork. While Horse meat contains 5.03mg of Iron, Pork contains only 0.87mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Horse meat is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled.

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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 Iron +478.2%
Contains less Sodium -11.3%
Contains more Zinc +59.8%
Contains more Copper +134.2%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +12%
Contains more Potassium +11.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 246
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Contains more Iron +478.2%
Contains less Sodium -11.3%
Contains more Zinc +59.8%
Contains more Copper +134.2%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +12%
Contains more Potassium +11.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 246

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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Pork
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +351.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.037
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 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +351.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.037

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 Pork
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Pork Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.14g 27.32g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 13.92g Pork
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 175kcal 242kcal Pork
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 19mg Pork
Iron 5.03mg 0.87mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 28mg Pork
Phosphorus 247mg 246mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 55mg 62mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 2.39mg Horse meat
Copper 0.171mg 0.073mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork
Vitamin E mg 0.29mg Pork
Vitamin D IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 2mg 0.6mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 mg 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.464mg Pork
Folate µg 5µg Pork
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 0.7µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg 0µg Pork
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.338mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 1.234mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 1.26mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 2.177mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.623mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 1.086mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 1.081mg 1.067mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 80mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.9g 5.23g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 6.19g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 1.2g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Pork
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
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
37
Pork

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
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Pork
Fats
28%
Horse meat
64%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork 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 - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.33g)
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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.