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Horse meat vs Pork jowl - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Horse meat and Pork jowl?

  • Horse meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Copper, yet Pork jowl is richer in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2.
  • Pork jowl's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 117% higher.
  • Horse meat has 12 times more Iron than Pork jowl. Horse meat has 5.03mg of Iron, while Pork jowl has 0.42mg.
  • Horse meat contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw 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
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +1097.6%
Contains more Magnesium +733.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +187.2%
Contains more Potassium +156.1%
Contains more Zinc +354.8%
Contains more Copper +327.5%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 16% 3% 37% 14% 4% 23% 14%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +1097.6%
Contains more Magnesium +733.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +187.2%
Contains more Potassium +156.1%
Contains more Zinc +354.8%
Contains more Copper +327.5%
Contains less Sodium -54.5%

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 B6 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +285.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +286%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.535
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% 0% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 1% 103% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +285.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +286%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.535

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Pork jowl Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.14g 6.38g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 69.61g Pork jowl
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 175kcal 655kcal Pork jowl
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 4mg Horse meat
Iron 5.03mg 0.42mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 3mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 247mg 86mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 148mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 25mg Pork jowl
Zinc 3.82mg 0.84mg Horse meat
Copper 0.171mg 0.04mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Pork jowl
Vitamin E mg 0.29mg Pork jowl
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.386mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.236mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 4.535mg Horse meat
Vitamin B5 mg 0.25mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.09mg Horse meat
Folate µg 1µg Pork jowl
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 0.82µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.021mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 0.21mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 0.168mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 0.446mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 0.528mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.095mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.239mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 0.305mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.072mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 90mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.9g 25.26g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 32.89g Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 8.11g Pork jowl

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Horse meat Pork jowl
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
32
Pork jowl
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
14
Pork jowl

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
38%
Pork jowl
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Pork jowl
Fats
28%
Horse meat
321%
Pork jowl

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 23.36g)
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)
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

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 jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/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.