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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
Contains more Iron +478.2%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Potassium +20.3%
Contains less Sodium -25.7%
Contains more Zinc +21.3%
Contains more Copper +62.9%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Equal in Phosphorus - 241
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35%
Contains more Iron +478.2%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Potassium +20.3%
Contains less Sodium -25.7%
Contains more Zinc +21.3%
Contains more Copper +62.9%
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 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% 5% 30% 0% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 0% 83% 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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Horse meat Pork chop
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
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

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 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 Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
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)

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.