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Foie gras vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Foie gras and Italian sausage different?

  • Foie gras is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Copper, Selenium, and Vitamin B5, while Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6.
  • Foie gras covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 354% more than Italian sausage.
  • Foie gras contains 5 times more Copper than Italian sausage. Foie gras contains 0.4mg of Copper, while Italian sausage contains 0.08mg.
  • Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol.

Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw types were used 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
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Contains more Iron +366.1%
Contains more Calcium +288.9%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.8%
Contains more Potassium +83.3%
Contains more Zinc +94.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Sodium - 731
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Iron +366.1%
Contains more Calcium +288.9%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.8%
Contains more Potassium +83.3%
Contains more Zinc +94.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Sodium - 731

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 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +933%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +545.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
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% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 114% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +933%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +545.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +400%
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
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
39
Italian sausage

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
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
202%
Foie gras
145%
Italian sausage

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 Italian sausage
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Foie gras Italian sausage
Low Calories diet ok
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?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 74mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.18g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Foie gras
Foie gras contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Foie gras
Foie gras is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
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 Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 462 346 Foie gras
Protein 11.4 14.25 Italian sausage
Fats 43.84 31.33 Foie gras
Vitamin C 2 2
Carbs 4.67 0.65 Foie gras
Cholesterol 150 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D
Iron 5.5 1.18 Foie gras
Calcium 70 18 Foie gras
Potassium 138 253 Italian sausage
Magnesium 13 14 Italian sausage
Sugar
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.4 0.08 Foie gras
Zinc 0.92 1.79 Italian sausage
Starch
Phosphorus 200 142 Foie gras
Sodium 697 731 Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333 0 Foie gras
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.088 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.299 0.168 Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51 3.25 Italian sausage
Vitamin B5 1.2 0.51 Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.3 Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 9.4 0.91 Foie gras
Vitamin K
Folate 60 8 Foie gras
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.45 11.27 Italian sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61 14.34 Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.161 0.114 Foie gras
Threonine 0.507 0.563 Italian sausage
Isoleucine 0.606 0.52 Foie gras
Leucine 1.029 0.956 Foie gras
Lysine 0.863 1.083 Italian sausage
Methionine 0.27 0.346 Italian sausage
Phenylalanine 0.567 0.477 Foie gras
Valine 0.719 0.572 Foie gras
Histidine 0.303 0.411 Italian sausage
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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. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171631/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.