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Chicken breast vs. Foie gras — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chicken breast and Foie gras

  • Chicken breast has more Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, however, Foie gras is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Copper, and Selenium.
  • Foie gras covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 376% more than Chicken breast.
  • Foie gras contains 11 times less Vitamin B6 than Chicken breast. Chicken breast contains 0.64mg of Vitamin B6, while Foie gras contains 0.06mg.
  • Chicken breast has less Cholesterol.

Food varieties used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, cooked, fried 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.
Contains more Magnesium +138.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains less Sodium -88.7%
Contains more Zinc +17.4%
Contains more Calcium +337.5%
Contains more Iron +382.5%
Contains more Copper +640.7%
Contains more Manganese +471.4%
Contains more Selenium +67.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 43% 23% 106% 25% 11% 30% 18% 3% 143%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134% 16% 240%
Contains more Magnesium +138.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains less Sodium -88.7%
Contains more Zinc +17.4%
Contains more Calcium +337.5%
Contains more Iron +382.5%
Contains more Copper +640.7%
Contains more Manganese +471.4%
Contains more Selenium +67.9%

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.
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +488.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +966.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +14391.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.4%
Contains more Folate +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2440.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 9% 3% 0% 20% 29% 278% 63% 148% 3% 47% 53% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 200% 0% 0% 7% 22% 69% 48% 72% 14% 45% 1175% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +488.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +966.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +14391.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +139.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.4%
Contains more Folate +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2440.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +193.3%
Contains more Water +62.6%
Contains more Fats +830.8%
Contains more Carbs +815.7%
Contains more Other +169.9%
33% 5% 60%
Protein: 33.44 g
Fats: 4.71 g
Carbs: 0.51 g
Water: 60.21 g
Other: 1.13 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 +193.3%
Contains more Water +62.6%
Contains more Fats +830.8%
Contains more Carbs +815.7%
Contains more Other +169.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +27.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1389%
32% 42% 26%
Saturated Fat: 1.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.72 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.07 g
35% 63% 2%
Saturated Fat: 14.45 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 25.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.84 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +27.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1389%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chicken breast 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 Chicken breast Foie gras Opinion
Net carbs 0.51g 4.67g Foie gras
Protein 33.44g 11.4g Chicken breast
Fats 4.71g 43.84g Foie gras
Carbs 0.51g 4.67g Foie gras
Calories 187kcal 462kcal Foie gras
Calcium 16mg 70mg Foie gras
Iron 1.14mg 5.5mg Foie gras
Magnesium 31mg 13mg Chicken breast
Phosphorus 246mg 200mg Chicken breast
Potassium 276mg 138mg Chicken breast
Sodium 79mg 697mg Chicken breast
Zinc 1.08mg 0.92mg Chicken breast
Copper 0.054mg 0.4mg Foie gras
Manganese 0.021mg 0.12mg Foie gras
Selenium 26.2µg 44µg Foie gras
Vitamin A 23IU 3333IU Foie gras
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 1001µg Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.42mg Chicken breast
Vitamin D 5IU Chicken breast
Vitamin D 0.1µg Chicken breast
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.088mg Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.125mg 0.299mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 14.782mg 2.51mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B5 1.04mg 1.2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.64mg 0.06mg Chicken breast
Folate 4µg 60µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 0.37µg 9.4µg Foie gras
Choline 95.9mg Chicken breast
Vitamin K 2.4µg Chicken breast
Tryptophan 0.39mg 0.161mg Chicken breast
Threonine 1.412mg 0.507mg Chicken breast
Isoleucine 1.765mg 0.606mg Chicken breast
Leucine 2.509mg 1.029mg Chicken breast
Lysine 2.836mg 0.863mg Chicken breast
Methionine 0.925mg 0.27mg Chicken breast
Phenylalanine 1.328mg 0.567mg Chicken breast
Valine 1.659mg 0.719mg Chicken breast
Histidine 1.037mg 0.303mg Chicken breast
Cholesterol 91mg 150mg Chicken breast
Saturated Fat 1.29g 14.45g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g 0g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0g Chicken breast
Monounsaturated Fat 1.72g 25.61g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 1.07g 0.84g Chicken breast

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chicken breast 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
50%
Chicken breast
127%
Foie gras
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
40%
Chicken breast
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 contains less Sodium?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast contains less Sodium (difference - 618mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 59mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.16g)
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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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Chicken breast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171078/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.