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Foie gras vs Kielbasa - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Foie gras and Kielbasa?

  • Foie gras is richer in Iron, and Monounsaturated Fat, yet Kielbasa is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Foie gras's daily need coverage for Vitamin A is 111% higher.
  • Foie gras has 4 times more Iron than Kielbasa. Foie gras has 5.5mg of Iron, while Kielbasa has 1.24mg.
  • Kielbasa contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked types in this comparison.

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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 +343.5%
Contains less Sodium -41.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 47% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 157%
Contains more Iron +343.5%
Contains less Sodium -41.9%

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 C +640%
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 50% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +640%

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
4
Kielbasa
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
25
Kielbasa

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
79%
Kielbasa
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
4%
Kielbasa
Fats
202%
Foie gras
81%
Kielbasa

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 Kielbasa
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

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Foie gras Kielbasa
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?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 80mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.22g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Foie gras
Foie gras contains less Sodium (difference - 503mg)
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 - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Foie gras
Foie gras is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Foie gras
Foie gras is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Kielbasa Opinion
Calories 462 226 Foie gras
Protein 11.4 13.1 Kielbasa
Fats 43.84 17.6 Foie gras
Vitamin C 2 14.8 Kielbasa
Carbs 4.67 3.9 Foie gras
Cholesterol 150 70 Kielbasa
Vitamin D
Iron 5.5 1.24 Foie gras
Calcium 70 Foie gras
Potassium 138 Foie gras
Magnesium 13 Foie gras
Sugar 0 Foie gras
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.4 Foie gras
Zinc 0.92 Foie gras
Starch
Phosphorus 200 Foie gras
Sodium 697 1200 Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333 0 Foie gras
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.088 Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.299 Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51 Foie gras
Vitamin B5 1.2 Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06 Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4 Foie gras
Vitamin K
Folate 60 Foie gras
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.45 6.23 Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61 8.27 Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84 2.33 Kielbasa
Tryptophan 0.161 Foie gras
Threonine 0.507 Foie gras
Isoleucine 0.606 Foie gras
Leucine 1.029 Foie gras
Lysine 0.863 Foie gras
Methionine 0.27 Foie gras
Phenylalanine 0.567 Foie gras
Valine 0.719 Foie gras
Histidine 0.303 Foie gras
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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. Kielbasa - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174607/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.