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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, Iron, and Copper, while Meat has more Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Foie gras covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 368% more than Meat.
  • Foie gras contains 12 times more Sodium than Meat. While Foie gras contains 697mg of Sodium, Meat contains only 57mg.

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

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1549.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 200% 0% 0% 22% 69% 48% 72% 14% 1175% 0% 45%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 2% 6% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 72% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1549.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Foie gras Meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 77mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 640mg)
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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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Meat Opinion
Calories 462 143 Foie gras
Protein 11.4 26.17 Meat
Fats 43.84 3.51 Foie gras
Vitamin C 2 0 Foie gras
Net carbs 4.670000076293945 0 Foie gras
Carbs 4.67 0 Foie gras
Cholesterol 150 73 Meat
Vitamin D 10 Meat
Iron 5.5 1.15 Foie gras
Calcium 70 6 Foie gras
Potassium 138 421 Meat
Magnesium 13 29 Meat
Sugar 0 Foie gras
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.4 0.111 Foie gras
Zinc 0.92 2.42 Meat
Starch
Phosphorus 200 267 Meat
Sodium 697 57 Meat
Vitamin A 3333 0 Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.08 Meat
Vitamin D 0.2 Meat
Vitamin B1 0.088 0.95 Meat
Vitamin B2 0.299 0.387 Meat
Vitamin B3 2.51 7.432 Meat
Vitamin B5 1.2 1.012 Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.739 Meat
Vitamin B12 9.4 0.57 Foie gras
Vitamin K 0 Meat
Folate 60 0 Foie gras
Trans Fat 0.033 Foie gras
Saturated Fat 14.45 1.198 Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61 1.334 Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84 0.506 Foie gras
Tryptophan 0.161 0.275 Meat
Threonine 0.507 1.175 Meat
Isoleucine 0.606 1.288 Meat
Leucine 1.029 2.229 Meat
Lysine 0.863 2.427 Meat
Methionine 0.27 0.721 Meat
Phenylalanine 0.567 1.1 Meat
Valine 0.719 1.367 Meat
Histidine 0.303 1.13 Meat
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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.