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Meat vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Meat and Horse meat

  • Meat has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3, however Horse meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, and Copper.
  • Horse meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 108% more.
  • Meat contains 10 times more Vitamin B1 than Horse meat. Meat contains 0.95mg of Vitamin B1, while Horse meat contains 0.1mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted 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 Magnesium +16%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +337.4%
Contains more Zinc +57.9%
Contains more Copper +54.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 247
Equal in Potassium - 379
Equal in Sodium - 55
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +337.4%
Contains more Zinc +57.9%
Contains more Copper +54.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 247
Equal in Potassium - 379
Equal in Sodium - 55

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
Meat
9
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +454.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 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% 0% 0% 7% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 0% 396% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +222.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +454.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Meat Horse meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 26.17g 28.14g Horse meat
Fats 3.51g 6.05g Horse meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 143kcal 175kcal Horse meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 6mg 8mg Horse meat
Iron 1.15mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Magnesium 29mg 25mg Meat
Phosphorus 267mg 247mg Meat
Potassium 421mg 379mg Meat
Sodium 57mg 55mg Horse meat
Zinc 2.42mg 3.82mg Horse meat
Copper 0.111mg 0.171mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.08mg mg Meat
Vitamin D 10IU IU Meat
Vitamin D 0.2µg µg Meat
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.95mg 0.1mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.387mg 0.12mg Meat
Vitamin B3 7.432mg 4.84mg Meat
Vitamin B5 1.012mg mg Meat
Vitamin B6 0.739mg 0.33mg Meat
Folate 0µg µg Meat
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 3.16µg Horse meat
Vitamin K 0µg µg Meat
Tryptophan 0.275mg 0.349mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.175mg 1.262mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.288mg 1.334mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.229mg 2.232mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.427mg 2.398mg Meat
Methionine 0.721mg 0.623mg Meat
Phenylalanine 1.1mg 1.157mg Horse meat
Valine 1.367mg 1.458mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.13mg 1.081mg Meat
Cholesterol 73mg 68mg Horse meat
Trans Fat 0.033g g Horse meat
Saturated Fat 1.198g 1.9g Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.334g 2.12g Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.506g 0.85g Horse meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Meat 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
65
Meat
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
41
Meat
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
157%
Meat
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Meat
0%
Horse meat
Fats
16%
Meat
28%
Horse meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.702g)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Meat
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 - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.