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Horse meat vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Horse meat and Turkey meat?

  • Horse meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc and Copper, yet Turkey meat is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B2.
  • Horse meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 89% more.
  • Horse meat has 5 times more Iron than Turkey meat. While Horse meat has 5.03mg of Iron, Turkey meat has only 1.09mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Horse meat is lower.

We used Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted types 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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Contains more Iron +361.5%
Contains more Potassium +58.6%
Contains more Copper +83.9%
Contains more Zinc +54%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.8%
Contains less Sodium -46.6%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Equal in Phosphorus - 223
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Contains more Iron +361.5%
Contains more Potassium +58.6%
Contains more Copper +83.9%
Contains more Zinc +54%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.8%
Contains less Sodium -46.6%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Equal in Phosphorus - 223

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 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +209.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +134.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.7%
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% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +209.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +134.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
52
Horse meat
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
37
Turkey meat

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 the food
Protein
169%
Horse meat
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
28%
Horse meat
34%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Horse meat Turkey meat
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Turkey meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.255g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Horse meat Turkey meat Opinion
Calories 175 189 Turkey meat
Protein 28.14 28.55 Turkey meat
Fats 6.05 7.39 Turkey meat
Vitamin C 2 0 Horse meat
Carbs 0 0.06 Turkey meat
Cholesterol 68 109 Horse meat
Vitamin D 15 Turkey meat
Iron 5.03 1.09 Horse meat
Calcium 8 14 Turkey meat
Potassium 379 239 Horse meat
Magnesium 25 30 Turkey meat
Sugars 0 Horse meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.171 0.093 Horse meat
Zinc 3.82 2.48 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 247 223 Horse meat
Sodium 55 103 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 39 Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07 Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4 Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.045 Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.281 Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 4.84 9.573 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948 Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.33 0.616 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 3.16 1.02 Horse meat
Vitamin K 0 Turkey meat
Folate 9 Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.101 Horse meat
Saturated Fat 1.9 2.155 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12 2.647 Turkey meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85 2.119 Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.349 0.291 Horse meat
Threonine 1.262 1.004 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334 0.796 Horse meat
Leucine 2.232 1.925 Horse meat
Lysine 2.398 2.282 Horse meat
Methionine 0.623 0.724 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 1.157 0.903 Horse meat
Valine 1.458 0.902 Horse meat
Histidine 1.081 0.749 Horse meat
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.