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Horse meat vs Veal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Horse meat and Veal

  • Horse meat has more Vitamin B12, Iron, and Copper, however Veal has more Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Horse meat is 79% higher.
  • Veal has 5 times less Iron than Horse meat. Horse meat has 5.03mg of Iron, while Veal has 0.99mg.
  • Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Veal, ground, cooked, broiled.

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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 +408.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -33.7%
Contains more Copper +66%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Equal in Zinc - 3.87
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35%
Contains more Iron +408.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -33.7%
Contains more Copper +66%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Equal in Zinc - 3.87

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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Veal
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +148.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%
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% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +148.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%

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 Veal
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 Veal Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.14g 24.38g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 7.56g Veal
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 175kcal 172kcal Horse meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 17mg Veal
Iron 5.03mg 0.99mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 24mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 247mg 217mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 337mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 83mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 3.87mg Veal
Copper 0.171mg 0.103mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Veal
Vitamin D IU 0IU Veal
Vitamin D µg 0µg Veal
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.07mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.27mg Veal
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 8.03mg Veal
Vitamin B5 mg 1.16mg Veal
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.39mg Veal
Folate µg 11µg Veal
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 1.27µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg 1.2µg Veal
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.247mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 1.065mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 1.201mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 1.94mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 2.009mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.569mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.984mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 1.347mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.885mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 103mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.9g 3.04g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 2.84g Veal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 0.55g Horse meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Horse meat Veal
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
47
Veal
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse meat
42
Veal

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
146%
Veal
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
0%
Veal
Fats
28%
Horse meat
35%
Veal

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Veal
Veal 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 - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.14g)
Which food is cheaper?
Horse meat
Horse meat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.