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Rib eye steak vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Rib eye steak and Horse meat different?

  • Rib eye steak is richer in Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6, while Horse meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus, and Copper.
  • Horse meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 44% more than Rib eye steak.
  • Rib eye steak contains 5 times more Saturated Fat than Horse meat. Rib eye steak contains 9.684g of Saturated Fat, while Horse meat contains 1.9g.

Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted types were used 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
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Zinc +54.7%
Contains more Iron +124.6%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +45.8%
Contains more Copper +113.8%
Equal in Sodium - 55
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains more Zinc +54.7%
Contains more Iron +124.6%
Contains more Magnesium +13.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.5%
Contains more Potassium +45.8%
Contains more Copper +113.8%
Equal in Sodium - 55

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50.5%
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 2% 2% 6% 0% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 5% 263% 4%
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 B2 +139.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50.5%
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.
Rib eye steak Horse meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rib eye steak Horse meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.69g 28.14g Horse meat
Fats 21.81g 6.05g Rib eye steak
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 291kcal 175kcal Rib eye steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 8mg Rib eye steak
Iron 2.24mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Magnesium 22mg 25mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 152mg 247mg Horse meat
Potassium 260mg 379mg Horse meat
Sodium 54mg 55mg Rib eye steak
Zinc 5.91mg 3.82mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.08mg 0.171mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 25IU 0IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin E 0.1mg mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin D 7IU IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin D 0.2µg µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.1mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.287mg 0.12mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 4.908mg 4.84mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B5 0.536mg mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B6 0.477mg 0.33mg Rib eye steak
Folate 6µg µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B12 2.1µg 3.16µg Horse meat
Vitamin K 1.6µg µg Rib eye steak
Tryptophan 0.265mg 0.349mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.116mg 1.262mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.103mg 1.334mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.041mg 2.232mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.269mg 2.398mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.641mg 0.623mg Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 0.95mg 1.157mg Horse meat
Valine 1.184mg 1.458mg Horse meat
Histidine 0.888mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 80mg 68mg Horse meat
Trans Fat 1.478g g Horse meat
Saturated Fat 9.684g 1.9g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 10.519g 2.12g Rib eye steak
Polyunsaturated fat 1.027g 0.85g Rib eye steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rib eye steak 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
50
Rib eye steak
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
48
Rib eye steak
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
142%
Rib eye steak
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Rib eye steak
0%
Horse meat
Fats
101%
Rib eye steak
28%
Horse meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
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 - 7.784g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)

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. Rib eye steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173392/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.