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Foie gras vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Foie gras and Pork

  • Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, and Copper, however Pork has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Foie gras is 363% higher.
  • Pork has 501 times less Vitamin A RAE than Foie gras. Foie gras has 1001µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Pork has 2µg.
  • Pork is lower in Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled.

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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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Pork
Contains more Calcium +268.4%
Contains more Iron +532.2%
Contains more Copper +447.9%
Contains more Magnesium +115.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains more Potassium +206.5%
Contains less Sodium -91.1%
Contains more Zinc +159.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Contains more Calcium +268.4%
Contains more Iron +532.2%
Contains more Copper +447.9%
Contains more Magnesium +115.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains more Potassium +206.5%
Contains less Sodium -91.1%
Contains more Zinc +159.8%

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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Pork
Contains more Vitamin A +47514.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.9%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1242.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +896.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +673.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.321
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 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +47514.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.9%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1242.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +896.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +673.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.321

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 Pork
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 Pork Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 27.32g Pork
Fats 43.84g 13.92g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 242kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 70mg 19mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 0.87mg Foie gras
Magnesium 13mg 28mg Pork
Phosphorus 200mg 246mg Pork
Potassium 138mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 697mg 62mg Pork
Zinc 0.92mg 2.39mg Pork
Copper 0.4mg 0.073mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 7IU Foie gras
Vitamin E mg 0.29mg Pork
Vitamin D IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 2mg 0.6mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 0.698mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.464mg Pork
Folate 60µg 5µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 0.7µg Foie gras
Vitamin K µg 0µg Pork
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 0.507mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 0.606mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 1.029mg 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 0.863mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.27mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 1.086mg Pork
Valine 0.719mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 0.303mg 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 150mg 80mg Pork
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.45g 5.23g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 6.19g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 1.2g Pork

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Foie gras Pork
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
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
37
Pork

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
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
0%
Pork
Fats
202%
Foie gras
64%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 635mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 70mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.22g)
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 - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.