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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 10000000 times more Folate than Meat. While Ostrich has 15µg of Folate, Meat has only 0µg.

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 Zinc +100.4%
Contains more Copper +36.9%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains more Potassium +16.3%
Contains less Sodium -28.8%
Equal in Calcium - 6
Equal in Phosphorus - 267
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 105% 18% 108% 32% 11% 133% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Contains more Iron +142.6%
Contains more Zinc +100.4%
Contains more Copper +36.9%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains more Potassium +16.3%
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 Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +996.5%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 59% 68% 134% 80% 126% 12% 782% 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% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +187.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.2%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +996.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +309.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.6%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 7.432

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ostrich Meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.49g 26.17g Ostrich
Fats 2.57g 3.51g Meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 145kcal 143kcal Ostrich
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 6mg 6mg
Iron 2.79mg 1.15mg Ostrich
Magnesium 25mg 29mg Meat
Phosphorus 251mg 267mg Meat
Potassium 362mg 421mg Meat
Sodium 80mg 57mg Meat
Zinc 4.85mg 2.42mg Ostrich
Copper 0.152mg 0.111mg Ostrich
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.23mg 0.08mg Ostrich
Vitamin D IU 10IU Meat
Vitamin D µg 0.2µg Meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.232mg 0.95mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.292mg 0.387mg Meat
Vitamin B3 7.143mg 7.432mg Meat
Vitamin B5 1.318mg 1.012mg Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.545mg 0.739mg Meat
Folate 15µg 0µg Ostrich
Vitamin B12 6.25µg 0.57µg Ostrich
Vitamin K µg 0µg Meat
Tryptophan 0.254mg 0.275mg Meat
Threonine 1.25mg 1.175mg Ostrich
Isoleucine 1.354mg 1.288mg Ostrich
Leucine 2.315mg 2.229mg Ostrich
Lysine 2.516mg 2.427mg Ostrich
Methionine 0.796mg 0.721mg Ostrich
Phenylalanine 1.176mg 1.1mg Ostrich
Valine 1.407mg 1.367mg Ostrich
Histidine 0.716mg 1.13mg Meat
Cholesterol 85mg 73mg Meat
Trans Fat g 0.033g Ostrich
Saturated Fat 1g 1.198g Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 0.97g 1.334g Meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.44g 0.506g Meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ostrich 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
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

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 contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
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.

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.