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Turkey meat vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Turkey meat and Horse meat?

  • Turkey meat is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2, yet Horse meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, and Copper.
  • Horse meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 89% more.
  • Turkey meat has 2 times more Vitamin B2 than Horse meat. While Turkey meat has 0.281mg of Vitamin B2, Horse meat has only 0.12mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Horse meat is lower.

We used Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted types 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 +75%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Iron +361.5%
Contains more Potassium +58.6%
Contains more Copper +83.9%
Contains more Zinc +54%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.8%
Contains less Sodium -46.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Iron +361.5%
Contains more Potassium +58.6%
Contains more Copper +83.9%
Contains more Zinc +54%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.8%
Contains less Sodium -46.6%

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 +134.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +209.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +134.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +97.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +209.8%

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
Turkey meat
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
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
171%
Turkey meat
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
0%
Horse meat
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
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.
Turkey meat Horse meat
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Turkey meat Horse meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
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 - 48mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.255g)
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)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Horse meat Opinion
Calories 189 175 Turkey meat
Protein 28.55 28.14 Turkey meat
Fats 7.39 6.05 Turkey meat
Vitamin C 0 2 Horse meat
Carbs 0.06 0 Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109 68 Horse meat
Vitamin D 15 Turkey meat
Iron 1.09 5.03 Horse meat
Calcium 14 8 Turkey meat
Potassium 239 379 Horse meat
Magnesium 30 25 Turkey meat
Sugar 0 Horse meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.093 0.171 Horse meat
Zinc 2.48 3.82 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 223 247 Horse meat
Sodium 103 55 Horse meat
Vitamin A 39 0 Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07 Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4 Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.1 Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.281 0.12 Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573 4.84 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948 Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616 0.33 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02 3.16 Horse meat
Vitamin K 0 Turkey meat
Folate 9 Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.101 Horse meat
Saturated Fat 2.155 1.9 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647 2.12 Turkey meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119 0.85 Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.291 0.349 Horse meat
Threonine 1.004 1.262 Horse meat
Isoleucine 0.796 1.334 Horse meat
Leucine 1.925 2.232 Horse meat
Lysine 2.282 2.398 Horse meat
Methionine 0.724 0.623 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903 1.157 Horse meat
Valine 0.902 1.458 Horse meat
Histidine 0.749 1.081 Horse meat
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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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.