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Lamb and mutton vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lamb and mutton and Horse meat

  • Lamb and mutton has more Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Zinc, while Horse meat has more Iron, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus.
  • Horse meat covers your daily need of Iron 39% more than Lamb and mutton.
  • Lamb and mutton contains 5 times more Saturated Fat than Horse meat. While Lamb and mutton contains 8.83g of Saturated Fat, Horse meat contains only 1.9g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked and Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted.

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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 Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Zinc +16.8%
Contains more Iron +167.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.4%
Contains more Potassium +22.3%
Contains less Sodium -23.6%
Contains more Copper +43.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Zinc +16.8%
Contains more Iron +167.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.4%
Contains more Potassium +22.3%
Contains less Sodium -23.6%
Contains more Copper +43.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 25

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 B2 +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1
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% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 12%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23.9%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.1

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.
Lamb and mutton Horse meat
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 Lamb and mutton Horse meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 24.52g 28.14g Horse meat
Fats 20.94g 6.05g Lamb and mutton
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 294kcal 175kcal Lamb and mutton
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 17mg 8mg Lamb and mutton
Iron 1.88mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Magnesium 23mg 25mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 188mg 247mg Horse meat
Potassium 310mg 379mg Horse meat
Sodium 72mg 55mg Horse meat
Zinc 4.46mg 3.82mg Lamb and mutton
Copper 0.119mg 0.171mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.14mg mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D 2IU IU Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D 0.1µg µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.1mg
Vitamin B2 0.25mg 0.12mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B3 6.66mg 4.84mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B5 0.66mg mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.33mg Horse meat
Folate 18µg µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B12 2.55µg 3.16µg Horse meat
Vitamin K 4.6µg µg Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.287mg 0.349mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.05mg 1.262mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.183mg 1.334mg Horse meat
Leucine 1.908mg 2.232mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.166mg 2.398mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.629mg 0.623mg Lamb and mutton
Phenylalanine 0.998mg 1.157mg Horse meat
Valine 1.323mg 1.458mg Horse meat
Histidine 0.777mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 97mg 68mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 8.83g 1.9g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 8.82g 2.12g Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 1.51g 0.85g Lamb and mutton

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lamb and mutton Horse meat
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
Lamb and mutton
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
46
Lamb and mutton
65
Horse 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
147%
Lamb and mutton
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Lamb and mutton
0%
Horse meat
Fats
97%
Lamb and mutton
28%
Horse meat

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton 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 - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.93g)
Which food is cheaper?
Horse meat
Horse meat is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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. Lamb and mutton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/nutrients
  2. Horse meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175087/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.