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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
Meat
3
:
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains more Iron +337.4%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +54.1%
Contains more Zinc +57.9%
Equal in Potassium - 379
Equal in Phosphorus - 247
Equal in Sodium - 55
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 2% 38% 21% 37% 66% 115% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains more Iron +337.4%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +54.1%
Contains more Zinc +57.9%
Equal in Potassium - 379
Equal in Phosphorus - 247
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
:
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 2% 6% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 72% 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 7% 0% 0% 0% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 396% 0% 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%

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Meat Horse meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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 Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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