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Foie gras vs Ostrich - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Foie gras and Ostrich different?

  • Foie gras is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, and Copper, while Ostrich is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Vitamin B3.
  • Foie gras covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 131% more than Ostrich.
  • Foie gras contains 14 times more Saturated Fat than Ostrich. Foie gras contains 14.45g of Saturated Fat, while Ostrich contains 1g.

Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Ostrich, tip trimmed, cooked types were used in this article.

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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 +1066.7%
Contains more Iron +97.1%
Contains more Copper +163.2%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.5%
Contains more Potassium +162.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.5%
Contains more Zinc +427.2%
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% 105% 18% 108% 32% 11% 133% 51%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Iron +97.1%
Contains more Copper +163.2%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.5%
Contains more Potassium +162.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.5%
Contains more Zinc +427.2%

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 Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +808.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.292
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.318
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% 5% 0% 0% 59% 68% 134% 80% 126% 12% 782% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +808.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.292
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.318

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 Ostrich
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 Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Ostrich Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 28.49g Ostrich
Fats 43.84g 2.57g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 145kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 70mg 6mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 2.79mg Foie gras
Magnesium 13mg 25mg Ostrich
Phosphorus 200mg 251mg Ostrich
Potassium 138mg 362mg Ostrich
Sodium 697mg 80mg Ostrich
Zinc 0.92mg 4.85mg Ostrich
Copper 0.4mg 0.152mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 0IU Foie gras
Vitamin E mg 0.23mg Ostrich
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.232mg Ostrich
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.292mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 7.143mg Ostrich
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 1.318mg Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.545mg Ostrich
Folate 60µg 15µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 6.25µg Foie gras
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.254mg Ostrich
Threonine 0.507mg 1.25mg Ostrich
Isoleucine 0.606mg 1.354mg Ostrich
Leucine 1.029mg 2.315mg Ostrich
Lysine 0.863mg 2.516mg Ostrich
Methionine 0.27mg 0.796mg Ostrich
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 1.176mg Ostrich
Valine 0.719mg 1.407mg Ostrich
Histidine 0.303mg 0.716mg Ostrich
Cholesterol 150mg 85mg Ostrich
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.45g 1g Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 0.97g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 0.44g Foie gras

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Foie gras Ostrich
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
105
Ostrich
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
57
Ostrich

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
171%
Ostrich
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
0%
Ostrich
Fats
202%
Foie gras
12%
Ostrich

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ostrich
Ostrich contains less Sodium (difference - 617mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.45g)
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?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Ostrich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174488/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.