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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
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Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Zinc +27.7%
Contains more Iron +117.7%
Contains more Potassium +69.2%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +72.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.5%
Equal in Sodium - 55
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 87% 4% 20% 11% 33% 134% 70% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Zinc +27.7%
Contains more Iron +117.7%
Contains more Potassium +69.2%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +72.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.5%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 6% 21% 13% 35% 46% 16% 51% 328% 6% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 0% 0% 0% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 396% 0% 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%

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Short ribs Horse meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.