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Horse meat vs Short ribs - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Horse meat and Short ribs different?

  • Horse meat is higher in Iron, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Copper, however Short ribs are richer in Selenium, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Short ribs is 80% higher.
  • Horse meat contains 2 times more Iron than Short ribs. While Horse meat contains 5.03mg of Iron, Short ribs contain only 2.31mg.
  • Horse meat has less Cholesterol.

Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised are the varieties 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 +117.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.5%
Contains more Potassium +69.2%
Contains more Copper +72.7%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Zinc +27.7%
Equal in Sodium - 50
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% 87% 11% 70% 20% 7% 134% 33%
Contains more Iron +117.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.5%
Contains more Potassium +69.2%
Contains more Copper +72.7%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Zinc +27.7%
Equal in Sodium - 50

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 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
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 0% 6% 21% 0% 13% 35% 46% 16% 51% 4% 328% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Short ribs Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.14g 21.57g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 41.98g Short ribs
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 175kcal 471kcal Short ribs
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 12mg Short ribs
Iron 5.03mg 2.31mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 15mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 247mg 162mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 224mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 50mg Short ribs
Zinc 3.82mg 4.88mg Short ribs
Copper 0.171mg 0.099mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.29mg Short ribs
Vitamin D IU 27IU Short ribs
Vitamin D µg 0.7µg Short ribs
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.05mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.15mg Short ribs
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 2.452mg Horse meat
Vitamin B5 mg 0.252mg Short ribs
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.22mg Horse meat
Folate µg 5µg Short ribs
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 2.62µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg 2.4µg Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.142mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 0.862mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 0.981mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 1.716mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 1.823mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.562mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.852mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 1.07mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.688mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 94mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.9g 17.8g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 18.88g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 1.53g Short ribs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Short ribs
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
44
Short ribs
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
45
Short ribs

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
129%
Short ribs
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Short ribs
Fats
28%
Horse meat
194%
Short ribs

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
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 - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.9g)
Which food is cheaper?
Horse meat
Horse meat is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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. Short ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168613/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.