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Foie gras vs. Knackwurst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Foie gras and Knackwurst

  • Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Selenium, Copper, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus, however, Knackwurst is richer in Vitamin B1.
  • Foie gras covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 343% more than Knackwurst.
  • Knackwurst contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Knackwurst, knockwurst, pork, beef.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Iron +733.3%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.1%
Contains less Sodium -25.1%
Contains more Copper +566.7%
Contains more Manganese +471.4%
Contains more Selenium +225.9%
Contains more Potassium +44.2%
Contains more Zinc +80.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134% 16% 240%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 25% 8% 43% 18% 122% 46% 20% 3% 74%
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Iron +733.3%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.1%
Contains less Sodium -25.1%
Contains more Copper +566.7%
Contains more Manganese +471.4%
Contains more Selenium +225.9%
Contains more Potassium +44.2%
Contains more Zinc +80.4%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +275%
Contains more Folate +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +696.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +183.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.734
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 200% 0% 0% 7% 22% 69% 48% 72% 14% 45% 1175% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 12% 34% 0% 86% 33% 52% 20% 40% 2% 148% 30% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +275%
Contains more Folate +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +696.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +183.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.734

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +58.3%
Contains more Carbs +45.9%
Contains more Other +13%
Contains more Water +49.3%
Equal in Protein - 11.1
11% 44% 5% 37% 3%
Protein: 11.4 g
Fats: 43.84 g
Carbs: 4.67 g
Water: 37.04 g
Other: 3.05 g
11% 28% 3% 55% 3%
Protein: 11.1 g
Fats: 27.7 g
Carbs: 3.2 g
Water: 55.3 g
Other: 2.7 g
Contains more Fats +58.3%
Contains more Carbs +45.9%
Contains more Other +13%
Contains more Water +49.3%
Equal in Protein - 11.1

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +99.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +247.6%
35% 63% 2%
Saturated Fat: 14.45 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 25.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.84 g
39% 49% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.21 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.81 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.92 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +99.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +247.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Foie gras Knackwurst
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Knackwurst Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 3.2g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 11.1g Foie gras
Fats 43.84g 27.7g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 3.2g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 307kcal Foie gras
Calcium 70mg 11mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 0.66mg Foie gras
Magnesium 13mg 11mg Foie gras
Phosphorus 200mg 98mg Foie gras
Potassium 138mg 199mg Knackwurst
Sodium 697mg 930mg Foie gras
Zinc 0.92mg 1.66mg Knackwurst
Copper 0.4mg 0.06mg Foie gras
Manganese 0.12mg 0.021mg Foie gras
Selenium 44µg 13.5µg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 0IU Foie gras
Vitamin A RAE 1001µg 0µg Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.57mg Knackwurst
Vitamin D 44IU Knackwurst
Vitamin D 1.1µg Knackwurst
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.342mg Knackwurst
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.14mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 2.734mg Knackwurst
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 0.32mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.17mg Knackwurst
Folate 60µg 2µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 1.18µg Foie gras
Choline 55mg Knackwurst
Vitamin K 1.6µg Knackwurst
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.138mg Foie gras
Threonine 0.507mg 0.432mg Foie gras
Isoleucine 0.606mg 0.639mg Knackwurst
Leucine 1.029mg 0.874mg Foie gras
Lysine 0.863mg 1.01mg Knackwurst
Methionine 0.27mg 0.276mg Knackwurst
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 0.501mg Foie gras
Valine 0.719mg 0.639mg Foie gras
Histidine 0.303mg 0.314mg Knackwurst
Cholesterol 150mg 60mg Knackwurst
Saturated Fat 14.45g 10.21g Knackwurst
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 12.81g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 2.92g Knackwurst

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Foie gras Knackwurst
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
127%
Foie gras
35%
Knackwurst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
84%
Foie gras
36%
Knackwurst

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 90mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.24g)
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 - 233mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Foie gras
Foie gras is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Foie gras - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171100/nutrients
  2. Knackwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173867/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.