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Foie gras vs Pâté - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Foie gras and Pâté?

  • Foie gras is higher in Vitamin B12, and Monounsaturated Fat, yet Pâté is higher in Vitamin B2, Zinc, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Foie gras's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 258% more.
  • Foie gras has 2 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Pâté. While Foie gras has 25.61g of Monounsaturated Fat, Pâté has only 12.36g.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Pâté is lower.

We used Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Pate, liver, not specified, canned types 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 Zinc +209.8%
Equal in Calcium - 70
Equal in Iron - 5.5
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Phosphorus - 200
Equal in Potassium - 138
Equal in Sodium - 697
Equal in Copper - 0.4
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 78% 134%
Contains more Zinc +209.8%
Equal in Calcium - 70
Equal in Iron - 5.5
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Phosphorus - 200
Equal in Potassium - 138
Equal in Sodium - 697
Equal in Copper - 0.4

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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Pâté
Contains more Vitamin B1 +193.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 3300
Equal in Vitamin C - 2
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.2
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.06
Equal in Folate - 60
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 198% 0% 0% 7% 8% 139% 62% 72% 14% 45% 400% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +193.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 3300
Equal in Vitamin C - 2
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.2
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.06
Equal in Folate - 60

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Pâté Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 1.5g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 14.2g Pâté
Fats 43.84g 28g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 1.5g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 319kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 70mg 70mg
Iron 5.5mg 5.5mg
Magnesium 13mg 13mg
Phosphorus 200mg 200mg
Potassium 138mg 138mg
Sodium 697mg 697mg
Zinc 0.92mg 2.85mg Pâté
Copper 0.4mg 0.4mg
Vitamin A 3333IU 3300IU Foie gras
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 2mg 2mg
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.03mg Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.6mg Pâté
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 3.3mg Pâté
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 1.2mg
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.06mg
Folate 60µg 60µg
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 3.2µg Foie gras
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.157mg Foie gras
Threonine 0.507mg 0.568mg Pâté
Isoleucine 0.606mg 0.554mg Foie gras
Leucine 1.029mg 1.05mg Pâté
Lysine 0.863mg 0.838mg Foie gras
Methionine 0.27mg 0.284mg Pâté
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 0.582mg Pâté
Valine 0.719mg 0.768mg Pâté
Histidine 0.303mg 0.298mg Foie gras
Cholesterol 150mg 255mg Foie gras
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.45g 9.57g Pâté
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 12.36g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 3.16g Pâté

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Foie gras Pâté
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
79
Pâté
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
80
Pâté

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
85%
Pâté
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
2%
Pâté
Fats
202%
Foie gras
129%
Pâté

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pâté
Pâté is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.88g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 105mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (697 mg)
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. Pâté - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172930/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.