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Liver vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Liver and Horse meat

  • Liver has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B3, however Horse meat is richer in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Liver's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 646% more.
  • Liver contains 18 times more Vitamin B2 than Horse meat. Liver contains 2.196mg of Vitamin B2, while Horse meat contains 0.12mg.
  • Horse meat contains less Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised 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 Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +256.3%
Contains less Sodium -10.9%
Contains more Zinc +75.9%
Contains more Copper +270.8%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Potassium +152.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 247
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 673% 10% 104% 14% 7% 184% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +256.3%
Contains less Sodium -10.9%
Contains more Zinc +75.9%
Contains more Copper +270.8%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Potassium +152.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 247

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
Liver
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1080%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1730%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +490.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1080% 0% 0% 79% 65% 507% 159% 287% 132% 123% 2334% 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1080%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1730%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +490.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Liver Horse meat Opinion
Net carbs 3.76g 0g Liver
Protein 26.02g 28.14g Horse meat
Fats 4.4g 6.05g Horse meat
Carbs 3.76g 0g Liver
Calories 165kcal 175kcal Horse meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 10mg 8mg Liver
Iron 17.92mg 5.03mg Liver
Magnesium 14mg 25mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 241mg 247mg Horse meat
Potassium 150mg 379mg Horse meat
Sodium 49mg 55mg Liver
Zinc 6.72mg 3.82mg Liver
Copper 0.634mg 0.171mg Liver
Vitamin A 17997IU 0IU Liver
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 23.6mg 2mg Liver
Vitamin B1 0.258mg 0.1mg Liver
Vitamin B2 2.196mg 0.12mg Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435mg 4.84mg Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774mg mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57mg 0.33mg Liver
Folate 163µg µg Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67µg 3.16µg Liver
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.366mg 0.349mg Liver
Threonine 1.107mg 1.262mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.32mg 1.334mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.319mg 2.232mg Liver
Lysine 2.007mg 2.398mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.645mg 0.623mg Liver
Phenylalanine 1.274mg 1.157mg Liver
Valine 1.607mg 1.458mg Liver
Histidine 0.708mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 355mg 68mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.41g 1.9g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63g 2.12g Horse meat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05g 0.85g Liver

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Liver Horse meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
397
Liver
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
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
156%
Liver
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
0%
Horse meat
Fats
20%
Liver
28%
Horse meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Liver
Liver contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.49g)
Which food is cheaper?
Liver
Liver is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 287mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( 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.

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. Liver - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167863/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.