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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, 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 Iron +116%
Contains more Calcium +292.9%
Contains more Potassium +31.2%
Contains more Magnesium +2207.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +78%
Contains more Copper +263.6%
Contains less Sodium -53.5%
Equal in Zinc - 0.92
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 446% 83% 16% 215% 37% 26% 153% 196%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Contains more Iron +116%
Contains more Calcium +292.9%
Contains more Potassium +31.2%
Contains more Magnesium +2207.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +78%
Contains more Copper +263.6%
Contains less Sodium -53.5%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +268.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1991.7%
Contains more Folate +20%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 55% 38% 87% 48% 144% 3% 210% 74% 2500% 2% 38%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 200% 0% 0% 22% 69% 48% 72% 14% 1175% 0% 45%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +268.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1991.7%
Contains more Folate +20%

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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 438mg)
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 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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