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Pork vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pork and Horse meat

  • Pork has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6, while Horse meat has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, and Copper.
  • Horse meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 103% more than Pork.
  • Pork contains 9 times more Vitamin B1 than Horse meat. While Pork contains 0.877mg of Vitamin B1, Horse meat contains only 0.1mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Horse meat is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled 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 +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +12%
Contains more Potassium +11.6%
Contains more Iron +478.2%
Contains less Sodium -11.3%
Contains more Zinc +59.8%
Contains more Copper +134.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 247
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +12%
Contains more Potassium +11.6%
Contains more Iron +478.2%
Contains less Sodium -11.3%
Contains more Zinc +59.8%
Contains more Copper +134.2%
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
Pork
10
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +351.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.84
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 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 B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +167.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +351.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.84

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Horse meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.32g 28.14g Horse meat
Fats 13.92g 6.05g Pork
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 242kcal 175kcal Pork
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 8mg Pork
Iron 0.87mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Magnesium 28mg 25mg Pork
Phosphorus 246mg 247mg Horse meat
Potassium 423mg 379mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 55mg Horse meat
Zinc 2.39mg 3.82mg Horse meat
Copper 0.073mg 0.171mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 7IU 0IU Pork
Vitamin E 0.29mg mg Pork
Vitamin D 53IU IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg µg Pork
Vitamin C 0.6mg 2mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.1mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.12mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 4.84mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.33mg Pork
Folate 5µg µg Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 3.16µg Horse meat
Vitamin K 0µg µg Pork
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.349mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.234mg 1.262mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.26mg 1.334mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.177mg 2.232mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.446mg 2.398mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.623mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 1.157mg Horse meat
Valine 1.473mg 1.458mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 80mg 68mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 5.23g 1.9g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 2.12g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 0.85g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork Horse 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
56
Pork
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
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
164%
Pork
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Horse meat
Fats
64%
Pork
28%
Horse meat

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork 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 - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.33g)
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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.