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Horse meat vs Steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Horse meat and Steak different?

  • Horse meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus, and Copper, while Steak is higher in Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6.
  • Horse meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 40% more than Steak.
  • Horse meat contains 2 times more Iron than Steak. Horse meat contains 5.03mg of Iron, while Steak contains 2.4mg.
  • Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" 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 +109.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.5%
Contains more Potassium +35.8%
Contains more Copper +101.2%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Zinc +66%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Sodium - 58
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% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Contains more Iron +109.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.5%
Contains more Potassium +35.8%
Contains more Copper +101.2%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Zinc +66%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Sodium - 58

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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Steak
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.149
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% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.149

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Steak Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.14g 24.85g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 19.02g Steak
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 175kcal 271kcal Steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 12mg Steak
Iron 5.03mg 2.4mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 23mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 247mg 163mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 279mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 58mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 6.34mg Steak
Copper 0.171mg 0.085mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Steak
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU 6IU Steak
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Steak
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.074mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.301mg Steak
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 5.149mg Steak
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.5mg Steak
Folate µg 6µg Steak
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 2.2µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Steak
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.278mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 1.171mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 1.157mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 2.142mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 2.38mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.672mg Steak
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.997mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 1.242mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.931mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 78mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.9g 8.443g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 9.171g Steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 0.896g Steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Horse meat 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
49
Steak
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
52
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
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Steak
Fats
28%
Horse meat
88%
Steak

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Steak
Steak 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 - 3mg)
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 - 6.543g)
Which food is cheaper?
Horse meat
Horse meat is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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

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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.