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Foie gras vs. Lamb — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Foie gras and Lamb

  • Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Selenium, and Copper, however, Lamb has more Zinc, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Foie gras is 285% higher.
  • Lamb is lower in Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked.

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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.
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Lamb
Contains more Calcium +311.8%
Contains more Iron +192.6%
Contains more Copper +236.1%
Contains more Manganese +445.5%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Potassium +124.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Zinc +384.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 188
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 6% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40% 3% 144%
Contains more Calcium +311.8%
Contains more Iron +192.6%
Contains more Copper +236.1%
Contains more Manganese +445.5%
Contains more Selenium +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Potassium +124.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Zinc +384.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 188

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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Lamb
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.8%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +268.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +165.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%
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% 3% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 52% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.8%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +268.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +165.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Lamb
Contains more Fats +109.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +272%
Contains more Protein +115.1%
Contains more Water +45%
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
25% 21% 54%
Protein: 24.52 g
Fats: 20.94 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 53.72 g
Other: 0.82 g
Contains more Fats +109.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +272%
Contains more Protein +115.1%
Contains more Water +45%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Lamb
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +190.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -38.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +79.8%
35% 63% 2%
Saturated Fat: 14.45 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 25.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.84 g
46% 46% 8%
Saturated Fat: 8.83 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.51 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +190.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -38.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +79.8%

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 Lamb
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Lamb Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 24.52g Lamb
Fats 43.84g 20.94g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 294kcal Foie gras
Calcium 70mg 17mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 1.88mg Foie gras
Magnesium 13mg 23mg Lamb
Phosphorus 200mg 188mg Foie gras
Potassium 138mg 310mg Lamb
Sodium 697mg 72mg Lamb
Zinc 0.92mg 4.46mg Lamb
Copper 0.4mg 0.119mg Foie gras
Manganese 0.12mg 0.022mg Foie gras
Selenium 44µg 26.4µg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 0IU Foie gras
Vitamin A RAE 1001µg 0µg Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.14mg Lamb
Vitamin D 2IU Lamb
Vitamin D 0.1µg Lamb
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.1mg Lamb
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.25mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 6.66mg Lamb
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 0.66mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.13mg Lamb
Folate 60µg 18µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 2.55µg Foie gras
Choline 93.7mg Lamb
Vitamin K 4.6µg Lamb
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.287mg Lamb
Threonine 0.507mg 1.05mg Lamb
Isoleucine 0.606mg 1.183mg Lamb
Leucine 1.029mg 1.908mg Lamb
Lysine 0.863mg 2.166mg Lamb
Methionine 0.27mg 0.629mg Lamb
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 0.998mg Lamb
Valine 0.719mg 1.323mg Lamb
Histidine 0.303mg 0.777mg Lamb
Cholesterol 150mg 97mg Lamb
Saturated Fat 14.45g 8.83g Lamb
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 8.82g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 1.51g Lamb

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Foie gras Lamb
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
52%
Lamb
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
84%
Foie gras
52%
Lamb

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb
Lamb contains less Sodium (difference - 625mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lamb
Lamb is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 53mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lamb
Lamb is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.62g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
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 - $2.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Foie gras
Foie gras is relatively richer in minerals
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. Lamb - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/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.