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Veal vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Veal and Horse meat

  • Veal has more Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B2, however Horse meat has more Vitamin B12, Iron and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Horse meat is 79% higher.
  • Horse meat has 2 times less Vitamin B2 than Veal. Veal has 0.27mg of Vitamin B2, while Horse meat has 0.12mg.
  • Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Veal, ground, cooked, broiled and Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted.

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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
Veal
2
:
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Iron +408.1%
Contains more Potassium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +66%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Zinc - 3.82
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 6% 30% 18% 35% 106% 93% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Iron +408.1%
Contains more Potassium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +66%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Zinc - 3.82

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
Veal
8
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +148.8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 3% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 159% 3% 9%
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 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +148.8%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
47
Veal
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
42
Veal
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 the food
Protein
146%
Veal
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Veal
0%
Horse meat
Fats
35%
Veal
28%
Horse meat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Veal Horse meat
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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Veal 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 is richer in vitamins?
Veal
Veal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.14g)
Which food is cheaper?
Horse meat
Horse meat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Veal Horse meat Opinion
Calories 172 175 Horse meat
Protein 24.38 28.14 Horse meat
Fats 7.56 6.05 Veal
Vitamin C 0 2 Horse meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 103 68 Horse meat
Vitamin D 0 Veal
Iron 0.99 5.03 Horse meat
Calcium 17 8 Veal
Potassium 337 379 Horse meat
Magnesium 24 25 Horse meat
Sugars 0 Horse meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.103 0.171 Horse meat
Zinc 3.87 3.82 Veal
Starch
Phosphorus 217 247 Horse meat
Sodium 83 55 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.15 Veal
Vitamin D 0 Veal
Vitamin B1 0.07 0.1 Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.27 0.12 Veal
Vitamin B3 8.03 4.84 Veal
Vitamin B5 1.16 Veal
Vitamin B6 0.39 0.33 Veal
Vitamin B12 1.27 3.16 Horse meat
Vitamin K 1.2 Veal
Folate 11 Veal
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.04 1.9 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.84 2.12 Veal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.55 0.85 Horse meat
Tryptophan 0.247 0.349 Horse meat
Threonine 1.065 1.262 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.201 1.334 Horse meat
Leucine 1.94 2.232 Horse meat
Lysine 2.009 2.398 Horse meat
Methionine 0.569 0.623 Horse meat
Phenylalanine 0.984 1.157 Horse meat
Valine 1.347 1.458 Horse meat
Histidine 0.885 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.