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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
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%

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.
Veal 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 price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Veal Horse meat Opinion
Calories 172kcal 175kcal Horse meat
Protein 24.38g 28.14g Horse meat
Fats 7.56g 6.05g Veal
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Horse meat
Net carbs 0g 0g
Carbs 0g 0g
Cholesterol 103mg 68mg Horse meat
Vitamin D 0IU IU Veal
Iron 0.99mg 5.03mg Horse meat
Calcium 17mg 8mg Veal
Potassium 337mg 379mg Horse meat
Magnesium 24mg 25mg Horse meat
Sugar 0g g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.103mg 0.171mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.87mg 3.82mg Veal
Starch g g
Phosphorus 217mg 247mg Horse meat
Sodium 83mg 55mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Veal
Vitamin D 0µg µg Veal
Vitamin B1 0.07mg 0.1mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.12mg Veal
Vitamin B3 8.03mg 4.84mg Veal
Vitamin B5 1.16mg mg Veal
Vitamin B6 0.39mg 0.33mg Veal
Vitamin B12 1.27µg 3.16µg Horse meat
Vitamin K 1.2µg µg Veal
Folate 11µg µg Veal
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.04g 1.9g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.84g 2.12g Veal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.55g 0.85g Horse meat
Tryptophan 0.247mg 0.349mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.065mg 1.262mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.201mg 1.334mg Horse meat
Leucine 1.94mg 2.232mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.009mg 2.398mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.569mg 0.623mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 0.984mg 1.157mg Horse meat
Valine 1.347mg 1.458mg Horse meat
Histidine 0.885mg 1.081mg Horse meat
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Veal Horse meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
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 food.
Protein
146%
Veal
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Veal
0%
Horse meat
Fats
35%
Veal
28%
Horse meat

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 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 - 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 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. 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.