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Ostrich vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Ostrich and Meat?

  • Ostrich is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, and Vitamin B5, yet Meat is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2.
  • Ostrich's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 237% more.
  • Ostrich has 2 times more Iron than Meat. While Ostrich has 2.79mg of Iron, Meat has only 1.15mg.

We used Ostrich, tip trimmed, cooked and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Meat
Contains more Iron +142.6%
Contains more Copper +36.9%
Contains more Zinc +100.4%
Contains more Potassium +16.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains less Sodium -28.8%
Equal in Calcium - 6
Equal in Phosphorus - 267
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 2% 32% 18% 51% 133% 108% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 2% 38% 21% 37% 66% 115% 8%
Contains more Iron +142.6%
Contains more Copper +36.9%
Contains more Zinc +100.4%
Contains more Potassium +16.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains less Sodium -28.8%
Equal in Calcium - 6
Equal in Phosphorus - 267

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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Meat
Contains more Vitamin E +187.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +996.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +309.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 7.432
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% 5% 0% 59% 68% 134% 80% 126% 782% 0% 12%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +187.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +996.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +309.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 7.432

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
105
Ostrich
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
57
Ostrich
41
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
171%
Ostrich
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Ostrich
0%
Meat
Fats
12%
Ostrich
16%
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.
Ostrich Meat
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ostrich 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?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.198g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ostrich
Ostrich is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Ostrich Meat Opinion
Calories 145 143 Ostrich
Protein 28.49 26.17 Ostrich
Fats 2.57 3.51 Meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Net carbs 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 85 73 Meat
Vitamin D 10 Meat
Iron 2.79 1.15 Ostrich
Calcium 6 6
Potassium 362 421 Meat
Magnesium 25 29 Meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.152 0.111 Ostrich
Zinc 4.85 2.42 Ostrich
Starch
Phosphorus 251 267 Meat
Sodium 80 57 Meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.23 0.08 Ostrich
Vitamin D 0.2 Meat
Vitamin B1 0.232 0.95 Meat
Vitamin B2 0.292 0.387 Meat
Vitamin B3 7.143 7.432 Meat
Vitamin B5 1.318 1.012 Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.545 0.739 Meat
Vitamin B12 6.25 0.57 Ostrich
Vitamin K 0 Meat
Folate 15 0 Ostrich
Trans Fat 0.033 Ostrich
Saturated Fat 1 1.198 Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 0.97 1.334 Meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.44 0.506 Meat
Tryptophan 0.254 0.275 Meat
Threonine 1.25 1.175 Ostrich
Isoleucine 1.354 1.288 Ostrich
Leucine 2.315 2.229 Ostrich
Lysine 2.516 2.427 Ostrich
Methionine 0.796 0.721 Ostrich
Phenylalanine 1.176 1.1 Ostrich
Valine 1.407 1.367 Ostrich
Histidine 0.716 1.13 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. Ostrich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174488/nutrients
  2. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.