BEEF VERSUS HORSE
Horse comes out in front in this Battle of the Beasts
one It's better for you
29 FAT 7
36 SATURATED FAT 7
29 CHOLESTEROL 17
17 SODIUM 2
0 CARBOHYDRATE 0
(in 100g of ground beef and 100g of horse meat)1
Global auction price for beef
$5,300 a tonne.
Horsemeat $1,200 a tonne.2
three It tastes nicer
In a recent steak tasting at Edinburgh's
L'Escargot Bleu, 12 foodies and chefs were
given two steaks - one the best Orkney
beef, the other Comtois horse.3
The horse won by 12 votes to 0
So why don't we eat it?
Although some say Christians discouraged eating horse as a
'pagan' practice, this is probably not why it's unpopular.
The fact is that, for most of human history, the 'healthy'
properties of horse (v beef) would have counted against it.
Cows eat less than horses and give you more calories, fat and
protein per pound. 4
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