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Foie gras vs. Beef tenderloin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Foie gras and Beef tenderloin

  • Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, Copper, Iron, and Vitamin B5, while Beef tenderloin has more Zinc.
  • Foie gras's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 289% higher.
  • The amount of Sodium in Beef tenderloin is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted.

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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 +677.8%
Contains more Iron +76.8%
Contains more Copper +225.2%
Contains more Manganese +757.1%
Contains more Selenium +92.1%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +139.9%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%
Contains more Zinc +338%
Equal in Phosphorus - 203
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 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41% 2% 125%
Contains more Calcium +677.8%
Contains more Iron +76.8%
Contains more Copper +225.2%
Contains more Manganese +757.1%
Contains more Selenium +92.1%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +139.9%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%
Contains more Zinc +338%
Equal in Phosphorus - 203

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 Vitamin B2 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +380%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +282.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +316.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09
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% 0% 0% 0% 23% 60% 57% 15% 58% 6% 308% 50% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +380%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +282.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +316.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +78.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +109.6%
Contains more Water +30.6%
Equal in Other - 3.13
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
24% 25% 48% 3%
Protein: 23.9 g
Fats: 24.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 48.37 g
Other: 3.13 g
Contains more Fats +78.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +109.6%
Contains more Water +30.6%
Equal in Other - 3.13

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +149.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +19%
35% 63% 2%
Saturated Fat: 14.45 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 25.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.84 g
46% 49% 5%
Saturated Fat: 9.72 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.27 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +149.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +19%

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 Beef tenderloin
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 Beef tenderloin Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 23.9g Beef tenderloin
Fats 43.84g 24.6g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 324kcal Foie gras
Calcium 70mg 9mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 3.11mg Foie gras
Magnesium 13mg 22mg Beef tenderloin
Phosphorus 200mg 203mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 138mg 331mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 697mg 57mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 0.92mg 4.03mg Beef tenderloin
Copper 0.4mg 0.123mg Foie gras
Manganese 0.12mg 0.014mg Foie gras
Selenium 44µg 22.9µg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 0IU Foie gras
Vitamin A RAE 1001µg 0µg Foie gras
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.09mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.26mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 3mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 0.25mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.25mg Beef tenderloin
Folate 60µg 8µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 2.46µg Foie gras
Choline 91mg Beef tenderloin
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.268mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 0.507mg 1.044mg Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 0.606mg 1.075mg Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.029mg 1.889mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 0.863mg 1.989mg Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.27mg 0.612mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 0.933mg Beef tenderloin
Valine 0.719mg 1.163mg Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.303mg 0.818mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 150mg 85mg Beef tenderloin
Saturated Fat 14.45g 9.72g Beef tenderloin
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 10.27g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 1g Beef tenderloin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Foie gras Beef tenderloin
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
44%
Beef tenderloin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
84%
Foie gras
54%
Beef tenderloin

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?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 640mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.73g)
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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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. Beef tenderloin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169544/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.