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Horse meat vs Pork chop - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Horse meat and Pork chop

  • Horse meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Copper, and Zinc, however Pork chop is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6.
  • Horse meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 104% higher.
  • Horse meat has 6 times more Iron than Pork chop. While Horse meat has 5.03mg of Iron, Pork chop has only 0.87mg.
  • Horse meat has less Saturated Fat.

The food types used in this comparison are Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, 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
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Contains more Iron +478.2%
Contains more Potassium +20.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +62.9%
Contains more Zinc +21.3%
Contains less Sodium -25.7%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Equal in Phosphorus - 241
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 17% 28% 15% 35% 86% 104% 10%
Contains more Iron +478.2%
Contains more Potassium +20.3%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Copper +62.9%
Contains more Zinc +21.3%
Contains less Sodium -25.7%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Equal in Phosphorus - 241

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 B12 +378.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +390%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.2%
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 0% 1% 5% 30% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 83% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +378.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +390%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +160.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.2%

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
53
Pork chop
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
41
Pork chop

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
142%
Pork chop
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Pork chop
Fats
28%
Horse meat
66%
Pork chop

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

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Horse meat Pork chop
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Pork chop
Pork chop is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork chop
Pork chop is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
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 - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.439g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Pork chop Opinion
Calories 175 231 Pork chop
Protein 28.14 23.72 Horse meat
Fats 6.05 14.35 Pork chop
Vitamin C 2 0 Horse meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 68 78 Horse meat
Vitamin D 40 Pork chop
Iron 5.03 0.87 Horse meat
Calcium 8 56 Pork chop
Potassium 379 315 Horse meat
Magnesium 25 20 Horse meat
Sugar 0 Horse meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.171 0.105 Horse meat
Zinc 3.82 3.15 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 247 241 Horse meat
Sodium 55 74 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 15 Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.21 Pork chop
Vitamin D 1 Pork chop
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.49 Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.313 Pork chop
Vitamin B3 4.84 7.927 Pork chop
Vitamin B5 1.104 Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.33 0.489 Pork chop
Vitamin B12 3.16 0.66 Horse meat
Vitamin K 0 Pork chop
Folate 0 Pork chop
Trans Fat 0.066 Horse meat
Saturated Fat 1.9 4.339 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12 4.887 Pork chop
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85 1.894 Pork chop
Tryptophan 0.349 0.282 Horse meat
Threonine 1.262 1.043 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334 1.123 Horse meat
Leucine 2.232 1.952 Horse meat
Lysine 2.398 2.109 Horse meat
Methionine 0.623 0.65 Pork chop
Phenylalanine 1.157 0.985 Horse meat
Valine 1.458 1.2 Horse meat
Histidine 1.081 0.965 Horse meat
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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 chop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167824/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.