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Caviar vs Foie gras - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Caviar and Foie gras

  • Caviar has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B5, and Selenium, however Foie gras has more Vitamin A RAE, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Caviar is 442% higher.
  • Foie gras has 23 times less Magnesium than Caviar. Caviar has 300mg of Magnesium, while Foie gras has 13mg.
  • Foie gras is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Fish, caviar, black and red, granular 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
Contains more Calcium +292.9%
Contains more Iron +116%
Contains more Magnesium +2207.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +78%
Contains more Potassium +31.2%
Contains less Sodium -53.5%
Contains more Copper +263.6%
Equal in Zinc - 0.92
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 83% 446% 215% 153% 16% 196% 26% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Contains more Calcium +292.9%
Contains more Iron +116%
Contains more Magnesium +2207.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +78%
Contains more Potassium +31.2%
Contains less Sodium -53.5%
Contains more Copper +263.6%
Equal in Zinc - 0.92

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
Caviar
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +115.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +112.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +268.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1991.7%
Contains more Folate +20%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 55% 38% 87% 0% 48% 144% 3% 210% 74% 38% 2500% 2%
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 B1 +115.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +107.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +191.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +112.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +268.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1991.7%
Contains more Folate +20%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Caviar Foie gras Opinion
Net carbs 4g 4.67g Foie gras
Protein 24.6g 11.4g Caviar
Fats 17.9g 43.84g Foie gras
Carbs 4g 4.67g Foie gras
Calories 264kcal 462kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 275mg 70mg Caviar
Iron 11.88mg 5.5mg Caviar
Magnesium 300mg 13mg Caviar
Phosphorus 356mg 200mg Caviar
Potassium 181mg 138mg Caviar
Sodium 1500mg 697mg Foie gras
Zinc 0.95mg 0.92mg Caviar
Copper 0.11mg 0.4mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 905IU 3333IU Foie gras
Vitamin E 1.89mg mg Caviar
Vitamin D 117IU IU Caviar
Vitamin D 2.9µg µg Caviar
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.19mg 0.088mg Caviar
Vitamin B2 0.62mg 0.299mg Caviar
Vitamin B3 0.12mg 2.51mg Foie gras
Vitamin B5 3.5mg 1.2mg Caviar
Vitamin B6 0.32mg 0.06mg Caviar
Folate 50µg 60µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 20µg 9.4µg Caviar
Vitamin K 0.6µg µg Caviar
Tryptophan 0.323mg 0.161mg Caviar
Threonine 1.263mg 0.507mg Caviar
Isoleucine 1.035mg 0.606mg Caviar
Leucine 2.133mg 1.029mg Caviar
Lysine 1.834mg 0.863mg Caviar
Methionine 0.646mg 0.27mg Caviar
Phenylalanine 1.071mg 0.567mg Caviar
Valine 1.263mg 0.719mg Caviar
Histidine 0.649mg 0.303mg Caviar
Cholesterol 588mg 150mg Foie gras
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 4.06g 14.45g Caviar
Monounsaturated Fat 4.631g 25.61g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 7.405g 0.84g Caviar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Caviar 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
266
Caviar
138
Foie gras
Mineral Summary Score
146
Caviar
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
148%
Caviar
68%
Foie gras
Carbohydrates
4%
Caviar
5%
Foie gras
Fats
83%
Caviar
202%
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 - 803mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 438mg)
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 - $100)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Caviar
Caviar is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.39g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Caviar
Caviar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Caviar
Caviar is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Caviar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174188/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.