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Foie gras vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Foie gras and Meat

  • Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, and Copper, while Meat has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Foie gras covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 368% more than Meat.
  • Foie gras contains 10000000 times more Vitamin A RAE than Meat. While Foie gras contains 1001µg of Vitamin A RAE, Meat contains only 0µg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Meat is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted.

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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
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Meat
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Iron +378.3%
Contains more Copper +260.4%
Contains more Magnesium +123.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains more Potassium +205.1%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%
Contains more Zinc +163%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Iron +378.3%
Contains more Copper +260.4%
Contains more Magnesium +123.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.5%
Contains more Potassium +205.1%
Contains less Sodium -91.8%
Contains more Zinc +163%

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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Meat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1549.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +979.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +196.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1131.7%
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% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1549.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +979.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +196.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1131.7%

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 Meat
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 Meat Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 26.17g Meat
Fats 43.84g 3.51g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 143kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 70mg 6mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 1.15mg Foie gras
Magnesium 13mg 29mg Meat
Phosphorus 200mg 267mg Meat
Potassium 138mg 421mg Meat
Sodium 697mg 57mg Meat
Zinc 0.92mg 2.42mg Meat
Copper 0.4mg 0.111mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 0IU Foie gras
Vitamin E mg 0.08mg Meat
Vitamin D IU 10IU Meat
Vitamin D µg 0.2µg Meat
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.95mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.387mg Meat
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 7.432mg Meat
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 1.012mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.739mg Meat
Folate 60µg 0µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 0.57µg Foie gras
Vitamin K µg 0µg Meat
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.275mg Meat
Threonine 0.507mg 1.175mg Meat
Isoleucine 0.606mg 1.288mg Meat
Leucine 1.029mg 2.229mg Meat
Lysine 0.863mg 2.427mg Meat
Methionine 0.27mg 0.721mg Meat
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 1.1mg Meat
Valine 0.719mg 1.367mg Meat
Histidine 0.303mg 1.13mg Meat
Cholesterol 150mg 73mg Meat
Trans Fat g 0.033g Foie gras
Saturated Fat 14.45g 1.198g Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 1.334g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 0.506g Foie gras

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Foie gras Meat
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
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
41
Meat

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
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
0%
Meat
Fats
202%
Foie gras
16%
Meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 640mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 77mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.252g)
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 - $0.5)
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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.