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Horse meat vs Rib eye steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Horse meat and Rib eye steak different?

  • Horse meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus, and Copper, while Rib eye steak is higher in Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6.
  • Horse meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 44% more than Rib eye steak.
  • Horse meat contains 2 times more Iron than Rib eye steak. Horse meat contains 5.03mg of Iron, while Rib eye steak contains 2.24mg.
  • Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled types were used in this article.

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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 +124.6%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +45.8%
Contains more Copper +113.8%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Zinc +54.7%
Equal in Sodium - 54
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27%
Contains more Iron +124.6%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +45.8%
Contains more Copper +113.8%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Zinc +54.7%
Equal in Sodium - 54

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 B1 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.908
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 2% 2% 6% 0% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 5% 263% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.908

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 Rib eye steak
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Rib eye steak Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.14g 23.69g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 21.81g Rib eye steak
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 175kcal 291kcal Rib eye steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 11mg Rib eye steak
Iron 5.03mg 2.24mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 22mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 247mg 152mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 260mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 54mg Rib eye steak
Zinc 3.82mg 5.91mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.171mg 0.08mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin E mg 0.1mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin D IU 7IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin D µg 0.2µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.071mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.287mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 4.908mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B5 mg 0.536mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.477mg Rib eye steak
Folate µg 6µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 2.1µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Rib eye steak
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.265mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 1.116mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 1.103mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 2.041mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 2.269mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.641mg Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.95mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 1.184mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.888mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 80mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g 1.478g Horse meat
Saturated Fat 1.9g 9.684g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 10.519g Rib eye steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 1.027g Rib eye steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Rib eye steak
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
50
Rib eye steak
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
48
Rib eye steak

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%
Rib eye steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Rib eye steak
Fats
28%
Horse meat
101%
Rib eye steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak 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 - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.784g)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)

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. Rib eye steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173392/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.