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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, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, and Copper, while Horse meat has more Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Foie gras covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 260% more than Horse meat.
  • Foie gras contains 10000000 times more Vitamin A RAE than Horse meat. While Foie gras contains 1001µg of Vitamin A RAE, Horse meat contains only 0µg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Horse meat is lower.

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 Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains more Potassium +174.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Contains more Zinc +315.2%
Equal in Iron - 5.03
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Contains more Calcium +775%
Contains more Copper +133.9%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains more Potassium +174.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Contains more Zinc +315.2%
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 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 0% 0% 0% 7% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 0% 396% 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

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Foie gras Horse 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
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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 642mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 82mg)
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.

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.