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Foie gras vs Lamb and mutton - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Foie gras and Lamb and mutton

  • Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, and Copper, however Lamb and mutton has more Vitamin A RAE, Zinc, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Foie gras is 285% higher.
  • Lamb and mutton has 10 times less Sodium than Foie gras. Foie gras has 697mg of Sodium, while Lamb and mutton has 72mg.

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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +311.8%
Contains more Iron +192.6%
Contains more Copper +236.1%
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 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40%
Contains more Calcium +311.8%
Contains more Iron +192.6%
Contains more Copper +236.1%
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" 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 +∞%
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 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% 3% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 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%

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 Lamb and mutton
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 Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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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
52
Lamb and mutton
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
46
Lamb and mutton

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
147%
Lamb and mutton
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
0%
Lamb and mutton
Fats
202%
Foie gras
97%
Lamb and mutton

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton contains less Sodium (difference - 625mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 53mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton 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?
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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.

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. Lamb and mutton - 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.