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Foie gras vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Foie gras and Ground meat?

  • Foie gras is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, Iron, and Copper, yet Ground meat is higher in Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Foie gras's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 288% more.
  • Foie gras has 334 times more Vitamin A RAE than Ground meat. While Foie gras has 1001µg of Vitamin A RAE, Ground meat has only 3µg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Ground meat is lower.

We used Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked types in this article.

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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 +112.1%
Contains more Iron +142.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.5%
Contains more Copper +406.3%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +74.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.5%
Contains more Zinc +534.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Calcium +112.1%
Contains more Iron +142.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.5%
Contains more Copper +406.3%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +74.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.5%
Contains more Zinc +534.8%

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 +36933.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +72.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.4%
Contains more Folate +757.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +277.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +418.3%
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 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +36933.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +72.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.4%
Contains more Folate +757.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +277.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +418.3%

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 Ground meat
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 Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 23.87g Ground meat
Fats 43.84g 15.37g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 241kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 70mg 33mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 2.27mg Foie gras
Magnesium 13mg 17mg Ground meat
Phosphorus 200mg 166mg Foie gras
Potassium 138mg 241mg Ground meat
Sodium 697mg 73mg Ground meat
Zinc 0.92mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Copper 0.4mg 0.079mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 9IU Foie gras
Vitamin E mg 0.12mg Ground meat
Vitamin D IU 2IU Ground meat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Ground meat
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.051mg Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.171mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 4.026mg Ground meat
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 0.512mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.311mg Ground meat
Folate 60µg 7µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 2.49µg Foie gras
Vitamin K µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.121mg Foie gras
Threonine 0.507mg 0.923mg Ground meat
Isoleucine 0.606mg 1.055mg Ground meat
Leucine 1.029mg 1.861mg Ground meat
Lysine 0.863mg 1.976mg Ground meat
Methionine 0.27mg 0.614mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 0.931mg Ground meat
Valine 0.719mg 1.172mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.303mg 0.775mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 150mg 88mg Ground meat
Trans Fat g 1.173g Foie gras
Saturated Fat 14.45g 6.073g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 7.322g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 0.408g Foie gras

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Foie gras Ground meat
Low Fats diet ok
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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
49
Ground 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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
0%
Ground meat
Fats
202%
Foie gras
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 624mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 62mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.377g)
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 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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.