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Steak vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Steak and Horse meat different?

  • 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 40% more than Steak.
  • Steak contains 4 times more Saturated Fat than Horse meat. Steak contains 8.443g of Saturated Fat, while Horse meat contains 1.9g.

Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" 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 +50%
Contains more Zinc +66%
Contains more Iron +109.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.5%
Contains more Potassium +35.8%
Contains more Copper +101.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Sodium - 55
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Zinc +66%
Contains more Iron +109.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +51.5%
Contains more Potassium +35.8%
Contains more Copper +101.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
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
Steak
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +43.6%
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% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 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 +150.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +43.6%
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.
Steak Horse meat
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Steak Horse meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 24.85g 28.14g Horse meat
Fats 19.02g 6.05g Steak
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 271kcal 175kcal Steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 8mg Steak
Iron 2.4mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Magnesium 23mg 25mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 163mg 247mg Horse meat
Potassium 279mg 379mg Horse meat
Sodium 58mg 55mg Horse meat
Zinc 6.34mg 3.82mg Steak
Copper 0.085mg 0.171mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 25IU 0IU Steak
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D 6IU IU Steak
Vitamin D 0.1µg µg Steak
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.074mg 0.1mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.301mg 0.12mg Steak
Vitamin B3 5.149mg 4.84mg Steak
Vitamin B5 mg mg
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 0.33mg Steak
Folate 6µg µg Steak
Vitamin B12 2.2µg 3.16µg Horse meat
Vitamin K 1.6µg µg Steak
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.349mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.171mg 1.262mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.157mg 1.334mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.142mg 2.232mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.38mg 2.398mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.672mg 0.623mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.997mg 1.157mg Horse meat
Valine 1.242mg 1.458mg Horse meat
Histidine 0.931mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 78mg 68mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 8.443g 1.9g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 9.171g 2.12g Steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.896g 0.85g Steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
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
49
Steak
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
52
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
149%
Steak
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Steak
0%
Horse meat
Fats
88%
Steak
28%
Horse meat

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Steak
Steak 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 - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.543g)
Which food is cheaper?
Horse meat
Horse meat is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.