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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
Contains more Iron +361.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.8%
Contains more Potassium +58.6%
Contains less Sodium -46.6%
Contains more Zinc +54%
Contains more Copper +83.9%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Equal in Phosphorus - 223
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Contains more Iron +361.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.8%
Contains more Potassium +58.6%
Contains less Sodium -46.6%
Contains more Zinc +54%
Contains more Copper +83.9%
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 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 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 0%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Turkey meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Protein 28.14g 28.55g Turkey meat
Fats 6.05g 7.39g Turkey meat
Carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Calories 175kcal 189kcal Turkey meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 14mg Turkey meat
Iron 5.03mg 1.09mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 30mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 247mg 223mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 239mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 103mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 2.48mg Horse meat
Copper 0.171mg 0.093mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 39IU Turkey meat
Vitamin E mg 0.07mg Turkey meat
Vitamin D IU 15IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D µg 0.4µg Turkey meat
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.045mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.281mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 9.573mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 mg 0.948mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.616mg Turkey meat
Folate µg 9µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 1.02µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg 0µg Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.291mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 1.004mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 0.796mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 1.925mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 2.282mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.724mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.903mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 0.902mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.749mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 109mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g 0.101g Horse meat
Saturated Fat 1.9g 2.155g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 2.647g Turkey meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 2.119g Turkey meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Turkey meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
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 food.
Protein
169%
Horse meat
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
28%
Horse meat
34%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat 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 - 48mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
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?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
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. 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.