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Corned beef vs. Foie gras — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Corned beef and Foie gras different?

  • Corned beef is higher in Zinc, however, Foie gras is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Copper, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Foie gras is 324% higher.
  • Corned beef contains 5 times more Zinc than Foie gras. While Corned beef contains 4.58mg of Zinc, Foie gras contains only 0.92mg.
  • Corned beef has less Cholesterol.

Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked and Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Zinc +397.8%
Contains more Calcium +775%
Contains more Iron +195.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +60%
Contains less Sodium -28.4%
Contains more Copper +159.7%
Contains more Manganese +445.5%
Contains more Selenium +34.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Potassium - 138
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52% 3% 179%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134% 16% 240%
Contains more Zinc +397.8%
Contains more Calcium +775%
Contains more Iron +195.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +60%
Contains less Sodium -28.4%
Contains more Copper +159.7%
Contains more Manganese +445.5%
Contains more Selenium +34.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Potassium - 138

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 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +238.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +185.7%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +476.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 38% 4%
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 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +238.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +185.7%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +476.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +59.4%
Contains more Water +61.4%
Contains more Fats +131%
Contains more Carbs +893.6%
Contains more Other +17.8%
18% 19% 60% 3%
Protein: 18.17 g
Fats: 18.98 g
Carbs: 0.47 g
Water: 59.79 g
Other: 2.59 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 +59.4%
Contains more Water +61.4%
Contains more Fats +131%
Contains more Carbs +893.6%
Contains more Other +17.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +177.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25.4%
39% 57% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.34 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.22 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.67 g
35% 63% 2%
Saturated Fat: 14.45 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 25.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.84 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +177.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Corned beef Foie gras
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corned beef Foie gras Opinion
Net carbs 0.47g 4.67g Foie gras
Protein 18.17g 11.4g Corned beef
Fats 18.98g 43.84g Foie gras
Carbs 0.47g 4.67g Foie gras
Calories 251kcal 462kcal Foie gras
Calcium 8mg 70mg Foie gras
Iron 1.86mg 5.5mg Foie gras
Magnesium 12mg 13mg Foie gras
Phosphorus 125mg 200mg Foie gras
Potassium 145mg 138mg Corned beef
Sodium 973mg 697mg Foie gras
Zinc 4.58mg 0.92mg Corned beef
Copper 0.154mg 0.4mg Foie gras
Manganese 0.022mg 0.12mg Foie gras
Selenium 32.8µg 44µg Foie gras
Vitamin A 0IU 3333IU Foie gras
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1001µg Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.16mg Corned beef
Vitamin D 4IU Corned beef
Vitamin D 0.1µg Corned beef
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.026mg 0.088mg Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.299mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 3.03mg 2.51mg Corned beef
Vitamin B5 0.42mg 1.2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.06mg Corned beef
Folate 6µg 60µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 1.63µg 9.4µg Foie gras
Choline 69.2mg Corned beef
Vitamin K 1.5µg Corned beef
Tryptophan 0.119mg 0.161mg Foie gras
Threonine 0.726mg 0.507mg Corned beef
Isoleucine 0.827mg 0.606mg Corned beef
Leucine 1.445mg 1.029mg Corned beef
Lysine 1.536mg 0.863mg Corned beef
Methionine 0.473mg 0.27mg Corned beef
Phenylalanine 0.718mg 0.567mg Corned beef
Valine 0.901mg 0.719mg Corned beef
Histidine 0.58mg 0.303mg Corned beef
Cholesterol 98mg 150mg Corned beef
Saturated Fat 6.34g 14.45g Corned beef
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22g 25.61g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67g 0.84g Foie gras

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Corned 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
34%
Corned beef
127%
Foie gras
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
63%
Corned beef
84%
Foie gras

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Foie gras
Foie gras contains less Sodium (difference - 276mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Foie gras
Foie gras is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.11g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.