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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Foie gras. Foie gras has 1001µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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 Calcium +288.9%
Contains more Iron +111.5%
Contains more Copper +370.6%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Potassium +130.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Zinc +585.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 198
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Contains more Calcium +288.9%
Contains more Iron +111.5%
Contains more Copper +370.6%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Potassium +130.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Zinc +585.9%
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 A +36933.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.4%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +256.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +536.7%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +36933.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.4%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +256.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +536.7%

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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Foie gras Beef
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
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

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 contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 625mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 62mg)
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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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.