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Foie gras vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Foie gras and Chicken meat

  • Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Copper, and Selenium, while Chicken meat has more Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Foie gras's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 379% higher.
  • Chicken meat contains 21 times less Vitamin A RAE than Foie gras. Foie gras contains 1001µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Chicken meat contains 48µg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Chicken meat is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Iron +336.5%
Contains more Copper +506.1%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Potassium +61.6%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Zinc +110.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 182
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Iron +336.5%
Contains more Copper +506.1%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Potassium +61.6%
Contains less Sodium -88.2%
Contains more Zinc +110.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 182

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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Contains more Vitamin A +1970.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.5%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +238.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +566.7%
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 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1970.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.5%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3033.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +238.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +566.7%

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 Chicken meat
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 Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 43.84g 13.6g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 239kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 70mg 15mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 1.26mg Foie gras
Magnesium 13mg 23mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 200mg 182mg Foie gras
Potassium 138mg 223mg Chicken meat
Sodium 697mg 82mg Chicken meat
Zinc 0.92mg 1.94mg Chicken meat
Copper 0.4mg 0.066mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 161IU Foie gras
Vitamin E mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D IU 2IU Chicken meat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Chicken meat
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.063mg Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.168mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 1.03mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.4mg Chicken meat
Folate 60µg 5µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 0.3µg Foie gras
Vitamin K µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 0.507mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 0.606mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.029mg 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine 0.863mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.27mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine 0.719mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.303mg 0.802mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 150mg 88mg Chicken meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.45g 3.79g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 5.34g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 2.97g Chicken meat

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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
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
31
Chicken meat

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
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
202%
Foie gras
63%
Chicken 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 is cheaper?
Foie gras
Foie gras is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 615mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 62mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.66g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.