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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, 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
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Contains more Potassium +139.9%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Zinc +338%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%
Contains more Iron +76.8%
Contains more Calcium +677.8%
Contains more Copper +225.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 200
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 117% 3% 30% 16% 41% 110% 87% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Contains more Potassium +139.9%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Zinc +338%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%
Contains more Iron +76.8%
Contains more Calcium +677.8%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +380%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +282.1%
Contains more Folate +650%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.088
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% 0% 0% 23% 60% 57% 15% 58% 308% 0% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 200% 0% 0% 22% 69% 48% 72% 14% 1175% 0% 45%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +316.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +380%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +282.1%
Contains more Folate +650%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.088

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Low Carbs diet ok
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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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 65mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 640mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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