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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Beef
4
:
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%
Contains more Manganese +900%
Contains more Selenium +104.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 200
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29% 2% 118%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134% 16% 240%
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%
Contains more Manganese +900%
Contains more Selenium +104.7%
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" charts 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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Beef
2
:
Contains more Protein +127.5%
Contains more Water +56.5%
Contains more Fats +184.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +348.5%
26% 15% 58%
Protein: 25.93 g
Fats: 15.41 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.98 g
Other: 0.68 g
11% 44% 5% 37% 3%
Protein: 11.4 g
Fats: 43.84 g
Carbs: 4.67 g
Water: 37.04 g
Other: 3.05 g
Contains more Protein +127.5%
Contains more Water +56.5%
Contains more Fats +184.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +348.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Beef
1
:
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +284.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +73.6%
45% 51% 4%
Saturated Fat: 5.895 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.668 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.484 g
35% 63% 2%
Saturated Fat: 14.45 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 25.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.84 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +284.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +73.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Beef Foie gras
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
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
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
Manganese 0.012mg 0.12mg Foie gras
Selenium 21.5µg 44µg Foie gras
Vitamin A 9IU 3333IU Foie gras
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 1001µg Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.12mg Beef
Vitamin D 2IU 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 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 Foie gras
Saturated Fat 5.895g 14.45g Beef
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g 0g Beef
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g 0g Beef
Omega-3 - DPA 0.016g 0g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 25.61g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 0.84g Foie gras
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.012g Beef
Omega-3 - ALA 0.044g Beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef Foie gras
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
52%
Beef
138%
Foie gras
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Beef
84%
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 is richer in minerals?
Foie gras
Foie gras is relatively richer in minerals
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 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.