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Short ribs vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Short ribs and Horse meat different?

  • Short ribs are higher in Selenium, and Zinc, however Horse meat is richer in Iron, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Short ribs is 80% higher.
  • Short ribs contain 2 times more Selenium than Horse meat. While Short ribs contain 20.8µg of Selenium, Horse meat contains only 13.5µg.
  • Horse meat has less Saturated Fat.

Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised and Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted are the varieties 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 +50%
Contains more Zinc +27.7%
Contains more Iron +117.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.5%
Contains more Potassium +69.2%
Contains more Copper +72.7%
Equal in Sodium - 55
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 87% 11% 70% 20% 7% 134% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Zinc +27.7%
Contains more Iron +117.7%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.5%
Contains more Potassium +69.2%
Contains more Copper +72.7%
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 B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 21% 0% 13% 35% 46% 16% 51% 4% 328% 6%
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 B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Short ribs Horse meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 21.57g 28.14g Horse meat
Fats 41.98g 6.05g Short ribs
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 471kcal 175kcal Short ribs
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 8mg Short ribs
Iron 2.31mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Magnesium 15mg 25mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 162mg 247mg Horse meat
Potassium 224mg 379mg Horse meat
Sodium 50mg 55mg Short ribs
Zinc 4.88mg 3.82mg Short ribs
Copper 0.099mg 0.171mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.29mg mg Short ribs
Vitamin D 27IU IU Short ribs
Vitamin D 0.7µg µg Short ribs
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.1mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.12mg Short ribs
Vitamin B3 2.452mg 4.84mg Horse meat
Vitamin B5 0.252mg mg Short ribs
Vitamin B6 0.22mg 0.33mg Horse meat
Folate 5µg µg Short ribs
Vitamin B12 2.62µg 3.16µg Horse meat
Vitamin K 2.4µg µg Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.142mg 0.349mg Horse meat
Threonine 0.862mg 1.262mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 0.981mg 1.334mg Horse meat
Leucine 1.716mg 2.232mg Horse meat
Lysine 1.823mg 2.398mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.562mg 0.623mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 0.852mg 1.157mg Horse meat
Valine 1.07mg 1.458mg Horse meat
Histidine 0.688mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 94mg 68mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 17.8g 1.9g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 18.88g 2.12g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.53g 0.85g Short ribs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Short ribs 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
44
Short ribs
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
45
Short ribs
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
129%
Short ribs
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Short ribs
0%
Horse meat
Fats
194%
Short ribs
28%
Horse meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
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 - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.9g)
Which food is cheaper?
Horse meat
Horse meat is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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 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. Short ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168613/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.