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Ostrich vs. Horse meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Ostrich and Horse meat?

  • Ostrich is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Zinc, yet Horse meat is higher in Iron.
  • Ostrich's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 129% more.
  • Ostrich has 3 times more Selenium than Horse meat. While Ostrich has 37.5µg of Selenium, Horse meat has only 13.5µg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Horse meat is lower.

We used Ostrich, tip trimmed, cooked and Game meat, horse, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Zinc +27%
Contains more Selenium +177.8%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +80.3%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Copper +12.5%
Contains more Manganese +15.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Phosphorus - 247
Equal in Potassium - 379
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 105% 18% 108% 32% 11% 133% 51% 3% 205%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57% 3% 74%
Contains more Zinc +27%
Contains more Selenium +177.8%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +80.3%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Copper +12.5%
Contains more Manganese +15.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Phosphorus - 247
Equal in Potassium - 379

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 59% 68% 134% 80% 126% 12% 782% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 7% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 0% 396% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +132%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +143.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +135.4%
Contains more Other +325.6%
Equal in Protein - 28.14
Equal in Water - 63.98
28% 3% 69%
Protein: 28.49 g
Fats: 2.57 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.51 g
Other: 0.43 g
28% 6% 64% 2%
Protein: 28.14 g
Fats: 6.05 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.98 g
Other: 1.83 g
Contains more Fats +135.4%
Contains more Other +325.6%
Equal in Protein - 28.14
Equal in Water - 63.98

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -47.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +118.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +93.2%
41% 40% 18%
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.44 g
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.12 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.85 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -47.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +118.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +93.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Ostrich 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 Ostrich Horse meat Opinion
Protein 28.49g 28.14g Ostrich
Fats 2.57g 6.05g Horse meat
Calories 145kcal 175kcal Horse meat
Calcium 6mg 8mg Horse meat
Iron 2.79mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 25mg
Phosphorus 251mg 247mg Ostrich
Potassium 362mg 379mg Horse meat
Sodium 80mg 55mg Horse meat
Zinc 4.85mg 3.82mg Ostrich
Copper 0.152mg 0.171mg Horse meat
Manganese 0.019mg 0.022mg Horse meat
Selenium 37.5µg 13.5µg Ostrich
Vitamin E 0.23mg Ostrich
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.232mg 0.1mg Ostrich
Vitamin B2 0.292mg 0.12mg Ostrich
Vitamin B3 7.143mg 4.84mg Ostrich
Vitamin B5 1.318mg Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.545mg 0.33mg Ostrich
Folate 15µg Ostrich
Vitamin B12 6.25µg 3.16µg Ostrich
Tryptophan 0.254mg 0.349mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.25mg 1.262mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.354mg 1.334mg Ostrich
Leucine 2.315mg 2.232mg Ostrich
Lysine 2.516mg 2.398mg Ostrich
Methionine 0.796mg 0.623mg Ostrich
Phenylalanine 1.176mg 1.157mg Ostrich
Valine 1.407mg 1.458mg Horse meat
Histidine 0.716mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 85mg 68mg Horse meat
Saturated Fat 1g 1.9g Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 0.97g 2.12g Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.44g 0.85g Horse meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ostrich Horse meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
97%
Ostrich
48%
Horse meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
66%
Ostrich
59%
Horse meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.9g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ostrich
Ostrich is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ostrich
Ostrich 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 - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ostrich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174488/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.