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Beef tenderloin vs Foie gras - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Beef tenderloin and Foie gras

  • Beef tenderloin has more Zinc, while Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, Copper, Iron, and Vitamin B5.
  • Foie gras's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 289% higher.
  • Foie gras contains 4 times less Zinc than Beef tenderloin. Beef tenderloin contains 4.03mg of Zinc, while Foie gras contains 0.92mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Beef tenderloin is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted and Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked.

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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 Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +139.9%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%
Contains more Zinc +338%
Contains more Calcium +677.8%
Contains more Iron +76.8%
Contains more Copper +225.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 200
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +139.9%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%
Contains more Zinc +338%
Contains more Calcium +677.8%
Contains more Iron +76.8%
Contains more Copper +225.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 200

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 B3 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +380%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +282.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.088
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% 0% 23% 60% 57% 15% 58% 6% 308% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 200% 0% 0% 7% 22% 69% 48% 72% 14% 45% 1175% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +380%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +282.1%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.088

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.
Beef tenderloin Foie gras
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef tenderloin Foie gras Opinion
Net carbs 0g 4.67g Foie gras
Protein 23.9g 11.4g Beef tenderloin
Fats 24.6g 43.84g Foie gras
Carbs 0g 4.67g Foie gras
Calories 324kcal 462kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 70mg Foie gras
Iron 3.11mg 5.5mg Foie gras
Magnesium 22mg 13mg Beef tenderloin
Phosphorus 203mg 200mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 331mg 138mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 57mg 697mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 4.03mg 0.92mg Beef tenderloin
Copper 0.123mg 0.4mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 0IU 3333IU Foie gras
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.088mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.299mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 3mg 2.51mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 1.2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.06mg Beef tenderloin
Folate 8µg 60µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 2.46µg 9.4µg Foie gras
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.268mg 0.161mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 1.044mg 0.507mg Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 1.075mg 0.606mg Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.889mg 1.029mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.989mg 0.863mg Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.612mg 0.27mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.933mg 0.567mg Beef tenderloin
Valine 1.163mg 0.719mg Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.818mg 0.303mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 85mg 150mg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.72g 14.45g Beef tenderloin
Monounsaturated Fat 10.27g 25.61g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 1g 0.84g Beef tenderloin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beef tenderloin Foie gras
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Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
44
Beef tenderloin
138
Foie gras
Mineral Summary Score
51
Beef tenderloin
73
Foie gras

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
143%
Beef tenderloin
68%
Foie gras
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef tenderloin
5%
Foie gras
Fats
114%
Beef tenderloin
202%
Foie gras

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 640mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.73g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Beef tenderloin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169544/nutrients
  2. Foie gras - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171100/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.