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Foie gras vs. Bear meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Foie gras and Bear meat different?

  • Foie gras is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, and Copper, however, Bear meat is richer in Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Foie gras is 289% higher.
  • Bear meat has less Sodium.

Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Game meat, bear, cooked, simmered 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 Calcium +1300%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Contains more Copper +170.3%
Contains more Selenium +292.9%
Contains more Iron +95.1%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Potassium +90.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.8%
Contains more Zinc +1016.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134% 16% 240%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 403% 17% 73% 24% 10% 281% 50% 0% 62%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Contains more Copper +170.3%
Contains more Selenium +292.9%
Contains more Iron +95.1%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Potassium +90.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.8%
Contains more Zinc +1016.3%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +280.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +174.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +383.3%
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%
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% 10% 0% 0% 25% 190% 63% 0% 67% 5% 309% 67% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +280.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +174.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +383.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +227.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +376.6%
Contains more Protein +184.4%
Contains more Water +44.6%
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
32% 13% 54%
Protein: 32.42 g
Fats: 13.39 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 53.55 g
Other: 0.64 g
Contains more Fats +227.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +376.6%
Contains more Protein +184.4%
Contains more Water +44.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +352.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +185.7%
35% 63% 2%
Saturated Fat: 14.45 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 25.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.84 g
31% 49% 21%
Saturated Fat: 3.54 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.66 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.4 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +352.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +185.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Foie gras Bear meat
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 Foie gras Bear meat Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 32.42g Bear meat
Fats 43.84g 13.39g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 259kcal Foie gras
Calcium 70mg 5mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 10.73mg Bear meat
Magnesium 13mg 23mg Bear meat
Phosphorus 200mg 170mg Foie gras
Potassium 138mg 263mg Bear meat
Sodium 697mg 71mg Bear meat
Zinc 0.92mg 10.27mg Bear meat
Copper 0.4mg 0.148mg Foie gras
Manganese 0.12mg Foie gras
Selenium 44µg 11.2µg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 0IU Foie gras
Vitamin A RAE 1001µg 0µg Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.49mg Bear meat
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.1mg Bear meat
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.82mg Bear meat
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 3.35mg Bear meat
Vitamin B5 1.2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.29mg Bear meat
Folate 60µg 6µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 2.47µg Foie gras
Choline 122.3mg Bear meat
Vitamin K 1.8µg Bear meat
Tryptophan 0.161mg Foie gras
Threonine 0.507mg Foie gras
Isoleucine 0.606mg Foie gras
Leucine 1.029mg Foie gras
Lysine 0.863mg Foie gras
Methionine 0.27mg Foie gras
Phenylalanine 0.567mg Foie gras
Valine 0.719mg Foie gras
Histidine 0.303mg Foie gras
Cholesterol 150mg 98mg Bear meat
Saturated Fat 14.45g 3.54g Bear meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.037g Bear meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.034g Bear meat
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 5.66g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 2.4g Bear meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Foie gras Bear meat
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
127%
Foie gras
57%
Bear meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
84%
Foie gras
92%
Bear meat

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?
Bear meat
Bear meat contains less Sodium (difference - 626mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bear meat
Bear meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 52mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bear meat
Bear meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.91g)
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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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.
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. Foie gras - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171100/nutrients
  2. Bear meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173846/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.