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Foie gras vs Duck meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Foie gras and Duck meat

  • Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Selenium, Iron, Copper, and Folate, however Duck meat is richer in Vitamin B3.
  • Foie gras's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 379% more.
  • Foie gras contains 16 times more Vitamin A than Duck meat. Foie gras contains 1001µg of Vitamin A, while Duck meat contains 63µg.
  • Duck meat contains less Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Duck, domesticated, 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
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Contains more Iron +103.7%
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Copper +76.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Contains more Potassium +47.8%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Zinc +102.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 4% 18% 12% 76% 51% 67% 8%
Contains more Iron +103.7%
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Copper +76.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Contains more Potassium +47.8%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Zinc +102.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.5%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1487.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3033.3%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.269
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.098
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% 13% 14% 3% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 38% 13% 5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1487.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3033.3%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.269
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.098

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
32
Duck meat
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
42
Duck 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
114%
Duck meat
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
0%
Duck meat
Fats
202%
Foie gras
131%
Duck meat

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 Duck meat
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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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?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 66mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 638mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.78g)
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 Duck meat Opinion
Calories 462 337 Foie gras
Protein 11.4 18.99 Duck meat
Fats 43.84 28.35 Foie gras
Vitamin C 2 0 Foie gras
Carbs 4.67 0 Foie gras
Cholesterol 150 84 Duck meat
Vitamin D 3 Duck meat
Iron 5.5 2.7 Foie gras
Calcium 70 11 Foie gras
Potassium 138 204 Duck meat
Magnesium 13 16 Duck meat
Sugar 0 Foie gras
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.4 0.227 Foie gras
Zinc 0.92 1.86 Duck meat
Starch
Phosphorus 200 156 Foie gras
Sodium 697 59 Duck meat
Vitamin A 3333 210 Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.7 Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.1 Duck meat
Vitamin B1 0.088 0.174 Duck meat
Vitamin B2 0.299 0.269 Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51 4.825 Duck meat
Vitamin B5 1.2 1.098 Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.18 Duck meat
Vitamin B12 9.4 0.3 Foie gras
Vitamin K 5.1 Duck meat
Folate 60 6 Foie gras
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.45 9.67 Duck meat
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61 12.9 Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84 3.65 Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.161 0.232 Duck meat
Threonine 0.507 0.773 Duck meat
Isoleucine 0.606 0.872 Duck meat
Leucine 1.029 1.465 Duck meat
Lysine 0.863 1.486 Duck meat
Methionine 0.27 0.475 Duck meat
Phenylalanine 0.567 0.752 Duck meat
Valine 0.719 0.938 Duck meat
Histidine 0.303 0.462 Duck meat
Fructose

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. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/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.