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Foie gras vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Foie gras and Beef

  • Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Selenium, Iron, and Copper, however Beef is richer in Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Foie gras covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 282% more than Beef.
  • Beef has 334 times less Vitamin A than Foie gras. Foie gras has 1001µg of Vitamin A, while Beef has 3µg.
  • Beef contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled.

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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
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Beef
Contains more Iron +111.5%
Contains more Calcium +288.9%
Contains more Copper +370.6%
Contains more Potassium +130.4%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Zinc +585.9%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 198
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Contains more Iron +111.5%
Contains more Calcium +288.9%
Contains more Copper +370.6%
Contains more Potassium +130.4%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Zinc +585.9%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 198

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
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Beef
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +36933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +256.1%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +536.7%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +36933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +256.1%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +536.7%

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
138
Foie gras
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
55
Beef

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
68%
Foie gras
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
0%
Beef
Fats
202%
Foie gras
71%
Beef

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

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Foie gras Beef
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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 is cheaper?
Foie gras
Foie gras is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 62mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 625mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.555g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Beef Opinion
Calories 462 250 Foie gras
Protein 11.4 25.93 Beef
Fats 43.84 15.41 Foie gras
Vitamin C 2 0 Foie gras
Carbs 4.67 0 Foie gras
Cholesterol 150 88 Beef
Vitamin D 2 Beef
Iron 5.5 2.6 Foie gras
Calcium 70 18 Foie gras
Potassium 138 318 Beef
Magnesium 13 21 Beef
Sugar 0 Foie gras
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.4 0.085 Foie gras
Zinc 0.92 6.31 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 200 198 Foie gras
Sodium 697 72 Beef
Vitamin A 3333 9 Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.12 Beef
Vitamin D 0 Beef
Vitamin B1 0.088 0.046 Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.299 0.176 Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51 5.378 Beef
Vitamin B5 1.2 0.658 Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.382 Beef
Vitamin B12 9.4 2.64 Foie gras
Vitamin K 1.2 Beef
Folate 60 9 Foie gras
Trans Fat 0.572 Foie gras
Saturated Fat 14.45 5.895 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61 6.668 Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84 0.484 Foie gras
Tryptophan 0.161 0.094 Foie gras
Threonine 0.507 0.72 Beef
Isoleucine 0.606 0.822 Beef
Leucine 1.029 1.45 Beef
Lysine 0.863 1.54 Beef
Methionine 0.27 0.478 Beef
Phenylalanine 0.567 0.725 Beef
Valine 0.719 0.914 Beef
Histidine 0.303 0.604 Beef
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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. Foie gras - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171100/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.