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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 RAE, Vitamin C, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Foie gras's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE 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
Contains more Iron +343.5%
Contains less Sodium -41.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
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 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% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +640%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Foie gras Kielbasa
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
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

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

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.