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Foie gras vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Foie gras and Horse meat

  • Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, and Copper, while Horse meat has more Vitamin A, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Foie gras covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 260% more than Horse meat.
  • Foie gras contains 13 times more Sodium than Horse meat. While Foie gras contains 697mg of Sodium, Horse meat contains only 55mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Game meat, horse, 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 +775%
Contains more Copper +133.9%
Contains more Potassium +174.6%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Zinc +315.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Equal in Iron - 5.03
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Contains more Calcium +775%
Contains more Copper +133.9%
Contains more Potassium +174.6%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Zinc +315.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Equal in Iron - 5.03

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +197.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +450%
Equal in Vitamin C - 2
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 7% 0% 0% 0% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 396% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +197.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +450%
Equal in Vitamin C - 2

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
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
65
Horse 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
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
0%
Horse meat
Fats
202%
Foie gras
28%
Horse 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 Horse meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Foie gras Horse meat
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 82mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 642mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.55g)
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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Horse meat Opinion
Calories 462 175 Foie gras
Protein 11.4 28.14 Horse meat
Fats 43.84 6.05 Foie gras
Vitamin C 2 2
Net carbs 4.670000076293945 0 Foie gras
Carbs 4.67 0 Foie gras
Cholesterol 150 68 Horse meat
Vitamin D
Iron 5.5 5.03 Foie gras
Calcium 70 8 Foie gras
Potassium 138 379 Horse meat
Magnesium 13 25 Horse meat
Sugar
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.4 0.171 Foie gras
Zinc 0.92 3.82 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 200 247 Horse meat
Sodium 697 55 Horse meat
Vitamin A 3333 0 Foie gras
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.088 0.1 Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.299 0.12 Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51 4.84 Horse meat
Vitamin B5 1.2 Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.33 Horse meat
Vitamin B12 9.4 3.16 Foie gras
Vitamin K
Folate 60 Foie gras
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.45 1.9 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61 2.12 Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84 0.85 Horse meat
Tryptophan 0.161 0.349 Horse meat
Threonine 0.507 1.262 Horse meat
Isoleucine 0.606 1.334 Horse meat
Leucine 1.029 2.232 Horse meat
Lysine 0.863 2.398 Horse meat
Methionine 0.27 0.623 Horse meat
Phenylalanine 0.567 1.157 Horse meat
Valine 0.719 1.458 Horse meat
Histidine 0.303 1.081 Horse meat
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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. Horse meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175087/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.