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Foie gras vs Frog legs - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Foie gras and Frog legs

  • Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, Iron, Copper, Folate, and Vitamin B3 than Frog legs.
  • Foie gras's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 375% more.
  • Foie gras contains 190 times more Saturated Fat than Frog legs. Foie gras contains 14.45g of Saturated Fat, while Frog legs contain 0.076g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Frog legs, raw.

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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 +288.9%
Contains more Iron +266.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.1%
Contains more Copper +60%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +106.5%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Equal in Zinc - 1
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% 57% 15% 63% 26% 8% 28% 84%
Contains more Calcium +288.9%
Contains more Iron +266.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.1%
Contains more Copper +60%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Potassium +106.5%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Equal in Zinc - 1

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 +6566%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.2%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
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 3% 20% 6% 0% 35% 58% 23% 0% 28% 12% 50% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +6566%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.2%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +59.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%

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 Frog legs
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Frog legs Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 16.4g Frog legs
Fats 43.84g 0.3g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 73kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 70mg 18mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 1.5mg Foie gras
Magnesium 13mg 20mg Frog legs
Phosphorus 200mg 147mg Foie gras
Potassium 138mg 285mg Frog legs
Sodium 697mg 58mg Frog legs
Zinc 0.92mg 1mg Frog legs
Copper 0.4mg 0.25mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 50IU Foie gras
Vitamin E mg 1mg Frog legs
Vitamin D IU 8IU Frog legs
Vitamin D µg 0.2µg Frog legs
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.14mg Frog legs
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.25mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 1.2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B5 1.2mg mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.12mg Frog legs
Folate 60µg 15µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 0.4µg Foie gras
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Frog legs
Tryptophan 0.161mg mg Foie gras
Threonine 0.507mg mg Foie gras
Isoleucine 0.606mg mg Foie gras
Leucine 1.029mg mg Foie gras
Lysine 0.863mg mg Foie gras
Methionine 0.27mg mg Foie gras
Phenylalanine 0.567mg mg Foie gras
Valine 0.719mg mg Foie gras
Histidine 0.303mg mg Foie gras
Cholesterol 150mg 50mg Frog legs
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.45g 0.076g Frog legs
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 0.053g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 0.102g Foie gras

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Foie gras Frog legs
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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
19
Frog legs
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
35
Frog legs

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
98%
Frog legs
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
0%
Frog legs
Fats
202%
Foie gras
1%
Frog legs

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Frog legs
Frog legs contains less Sodium (difference - 639mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 100mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 14.374g)
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 - $2.5)
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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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.

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. Frog legs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168148/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.