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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 RAE, 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 RAE than Duck meat. Foie gras contains 1001µg of Vitamin A RAE, 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
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Iron +103.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Contains more Copper +76.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Potassium +47.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.5%
Contains more Zinc +102.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 102% 12% 67% 18% 8% 51% 76%
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Iron +103.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Contains more Copper +76.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Potassium +47.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.5%
Contains more Zinc +102.2%

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 +1487.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.2%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3033.3%
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 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 13% 14% 3% 0% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 5% 38% 13%
Contains more Vitamin A +1487.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.2%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3033.3%
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

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

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Foie gras Duck meat
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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
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

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?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 638mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 66mg)
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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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.