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Foie gras vs Liverwurst - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Foie gras and Liverwurst

  • Foie gras has more Copper, while Liverwurst has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Vitamin B1, and Zinc.
  • Liverwurst covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 343% more than Foie gras.
  • Foie gras contains 2 times more Copper than Liverwurst. While Foie gras contains 0.4mg of Copper, Liverwurst contains only 0.24mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Liverwurst is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Liverwurst spread.

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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 +218.2%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Iron +60.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +15%
Contains more Potassium +23.2%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Sodium - 700
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 332% 9% 99% 15% 92% 63% 80%
Contains more Calcium +218.2%
Contains more Copper +66.7%
Contains more Iron +60.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +15%
Contains more Potassium +23.2%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Equal in Sodium - 700

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 Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +43.2%
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 819% 0% 0% 12% 68% 238% 81% 178% 44% 23% 1683% 0%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +309.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +244.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +145.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +216.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +43.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Liverwurst Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 3.39g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 12.38g Liverwurst
Fats 43.84g 25.45g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 5.89g Liverwurst
Calories 462kcal 305kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.65g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 2.5g Liverwurst
Calcium 70mg 22mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 8.85mg Liverwurst
Magnesium 13mg 12mg Foie gras
Phosphorus 200mg 230mg Liverwurst
Potassium 138mg 170mg Liverwurst
Sodium 697mg 700mg Foie gras
Zinc 0.92mg 2.3mg Liverwurst
Copper 0.4mg 0.24mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 13636IU Liverwurst
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 2mg 3.5mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.272mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 1.03mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 4.3mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 2.95mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.19mg Liverwurst
Folate 60µg 30µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 13.46µg Liverwurst
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.151mg Foie gras
Threonine 0.507mg 0.671mg Liverwurst
Isoleucine 0.606mg 0.653mg Liverwurst
Leucine 1.029mg 1.139mg Liverwurst
Lysine 0.863mg 1.155mg Liverwurst
Methionine 0.27mg 0.285mg Liverwurst
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 0.617mg Liverwurst
Valine 0.719mg 0.857mg Liverwurst
Histidine 0.303mg 0.448mg Liverwurst
Cholesterol 150mg 118mg Liverwurst
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.45g 9.925g Liverwurst
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 12.286g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 2.427g Liverwurst

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Foie gras Liverwurst
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
262
Liverwurst
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
87
Liverwurst

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
74%
Liverwurst
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
6%
Liverwurst
Fats
202%
Foie gras
117%
Liverwurst

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Liverwurst
Liverwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liverwurst
Liverwurst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.525g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liverwurst
Liverwurst is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Foie gras
Foie gras contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
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 - $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.

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. Liverwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174596/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.