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Beef vs Foie gras - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Beef and Foie gras

  • Beef has more Zinc, and Vitamin B6, however Foie gras is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, Iron, and Copper.
  • Foie gras covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 282% more than Beef.
  • Foie gras has 7 times less Zinc than Beef. Beef has 6.31mg of Zinc, while Foie gras has 0.92mg.
  • Beef contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled 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
Beef
4
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Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Potassium +130.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Zinc +585.9%
Contains more Calcium +288.9%
Contains more Iron +111.5%
Contains more Copper +370.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 200
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Potassium +130.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Zinc +585.9%
Contains more Calcium +288.9%
Contains more Iron +111.5%
Contains more Copper +370.6%
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
Beef
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +536.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +36933.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.4%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +256.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
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 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +536.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +36933.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.4%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +256.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Foie gras Opinion
Net carbs 0g 4.67g Foie gras
Protein 25.93g 11.4g Beef
Fats 15.41g 43.84g Foie gras
Carbs 0g 4.67g Foie gras
Calories 250kcal 462kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 70mg Foie gras
Iron 2.6mg 5.5mg Foie gras
Magnesium 21mg 13mg Beef
Phosphorus 198mg 200mg Foie gras
Potassium 318mg 138mg Beef
Sodium 72mg 697mg Beef
Zinc 6.31mg 0.92mg Beef
Copper 0.085mg 0.4mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 9IU 3333IU Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Beef
Vitamin D 2IU IU Beef
Vitamin D 0µg µg Beef
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.088mg Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 0.299mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 2.51mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658mg 1.2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.06mg Beef
Folate 9µg 60µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 9.4µg Foie gras
Vitamin K 1.2µg µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.161mg Foie gras
Threonine 0.72mg 0.507mg Beef
Isoleucine 0.822mg 0.606mg Beef
Leucine 1.45mg 1.029mg Beef
Lysine 1.54mg 0.863mg Beef
Methionine 0.478mg 0.27mg Beef
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.567mg Beef
Valine 0.914mg 0.719mg Beef
Histidine 0.604mg 0.303mg Beef
Cholesterol 88mg 150mg Beef
Trans Fat 0.572g g Foie gras
Saturated Fat 5.895g 14.45g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 25.61g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 0.84g Foie gras

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Beef Foie gras
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
52
Beef
138
Foie gras
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
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
156%
Beef
68%
Foie gras
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
5%
Foie gras
Fats
71%
Beef
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 is cheaper?
Foie gras
Foie gras is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 625mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 62mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.555g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.