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Horse meat vs. Rabbit Meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Horse meat and Rabbit Meat

  • Horse meat has more Zinc, Vitamin B1, and Monounsaturated Fat, however, Rabbit Meat is richer in Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B3.
  • Rabbit Meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 140% more.
  • Horse meat contains 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Rabbit Meat. Horse meat contains 0.1mg of Vitamin B1, while Rabbit Meat contains 0.02mg.
  • Rabbit Meat contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Game meat, rabbit, wild, cooked, stewed.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Potassium +10.5%
Contains more Zinc +60.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +24%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Contains more Selenium +12.6%
Equal in Iron - 4.85
Equal in Phosphorus - 240
Equal in Potassium - 343
Equal in Copper - 0.176
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57% 3% 74%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 182% 23% 103% 31% 6% 65% 59% 0% 83%
Contains more Potassium +10.5%
Contains more Zinc +60.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +24%
Contains less Sodium -18.2%
Contains more Selenium +12.6%
Equal in Iron - 4.85
Equal in Phosphorus - 240
Equal in Potassium - 343
Equal in Copper - 0.176

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +106%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.34
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 7% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 0% 396% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 9% 0% 0% 5% 17% 120% 0% 79% 6% 814% 71% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +106%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.34

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +72.4%
Contains more Protein +17.3%
Contains more Other +14.8%
Equal in Water - 61.37
28% 6% 64% 2%
Protein: 28.14 g
Fats: 6.05 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.98 g
Other: 1.83 g
33% 4% 61% 2%
Protein: 33.02 g
Fats: 3.51 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 61.37 g
Other: 2.1 g
Contains more Fats +72.4%
Contains more Protein +17.3%
Contains more Other +14.8%
Equal in Water - 61.37

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +123.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25%
Contains less Saturated Fat -44.7%
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.85 g
39% 35% 25%
Saturated Fat: 1.05 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.95 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.68 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +123.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25%
Contains less Saturated Fat -44.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Horse meat Rabbit Meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Rabbit Meat Opinion
Protein 28.14g 33.02g Rabbit Meat
Fats 6.05g 3.51g Horse meat
Calories 175kcal 173kcal Horse meat
Calcium 8mg 18mg Rabbit Meat
Iron 5.03mg 4.85mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 31mg Rabbit Meat
Phosphorus 247mg 240mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 343mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 45mg Rabbit Meat
Zinc 3.82mg 2.38mg Horse meat
Copper 0.171mg 0.176mg Rabbit Meat
Manganese 0.022mg Horse meat
Selenium 13.5µg 15.2µg Rabbit Meat
Vitamin E 0.41mg Rabbit Meat
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.02mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.07mg Horse meat
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 6.4mg Rabbit Meat
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.34mg Rabbit Meat
Folate 8µg Rabbit Meat
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 6.51µg Rabbit Meat
Choline 129.9mg Rabbit Meat
Vitamin K 1.5µg Rabbit Meat
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.436mg Rabbit Meat
Threonine 1.262mg 1.477mg Rabbit Meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 1.567mg Rabbit Meat
Leucine 2.232mg 2.573mg Rabbit Meat
Lysine 2.398mg 2.891mg Rabbit Meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.826mg Rabbit Meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 1.355mg Rabbit Meat
Valine 1.458mg 1.678mg Rabbit Meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.926mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 123mg Horse meat
Saturated Fat 1.9g 1.05g Rabbit Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 0.95g Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 0.68g Horse meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Rabbit Meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Horse meat
86%
Rabbit Meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
59%
Horse meat
55%
Rabbit Meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rabbit Meat
Rabbit Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rabbit Meat
Rabbit Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.85g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rabbit Meat
Rabbit Meat is relatively richer in vitamins
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 - 55mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Horse meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175087/nutrients
  2. Rabbit Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174348/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.