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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
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Steak
Contains more Iron +109.6%
Contains more Potassium +35.8%
Contains more Copper +101.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.5%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Zinc +66%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Sodium - 58
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 4% 25% 17% 29% 173% 70% 8%
Contains more Iron +109.6%
Contains more Potassium +35.8%
Contains more Copper +101.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.5%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 0% 0% 0% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 396% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 3% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 275% 4% 5%
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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Horse meat Steak
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.