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Foie gras vs Liver - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Foie gras and Liver

  • The amount of Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin B6 in Liver is higher than in Foie gras.
  • Liver covers your daily need of Vitamin A RAE 489% more than Foie gras.
  • Foie gras contains 10 times more Saturated Fat than Liver. While Foie gras contains 14.45g of Saturated Fat, Liver contains only 1.41g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised.

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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 +600%
Contains more Iron +225.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.5%
Contains less Sodium -93%
Contains more Zinc +630.4%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Potassium - 150
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 673% 10% 104% 14% 7% 184% 212%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Iron +225.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.5%
Contains less Sodium -93%
Contains more Zinc +630.4%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Potassium - 150

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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Liver
Contains more Vitamin A +440%
Contains more Vitamin C +1080%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +193.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +634.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +236.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +850%
Contains more Folate +171.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +98.6%
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 1080% 0% 0% 79% 65% 507% 159% 287% 132% 123% 2334% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +440%
Contains more Vitamin C +1080%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +193.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +634.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +236.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +850%
Contains more Folate +171.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +98.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Liver Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 3.76g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 26.02g Liver
Fats 43.84g 4.4g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 3.76g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 165kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 70mg 10mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 17.92mg Liver
Magnesium 13mg 14mg Liver
Phosphorus 200mg 241mg Liver
Potassium 138mg 150mg Liver
Sodium 697mg 49mg Liver
Zinc 0.92mg 6.72mg Liver
Copper 0.4mg 0.634mg Liver
Vitamin A 3333IU 17997IU Liver
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 2mg 23.6mg Liver
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.258mg Liver
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 2.196mg Liver
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 8.435mg Liver
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 4.774mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.57mg Liver
Folate 60µg 163µg Liver
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 18.67µg Liver
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.366mg Liver
Threonine 0.507mg 1.107mg Liver
Isoleucine 0.606mg 1.32mg Liver
Leucine 1.029mg 2.319mg Liver
Lysine 0.863mg 2.007mg Liver
Methionine 0.27mg 0.645mg Liver
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 1.274mg Liver
Valine 0.719mg 1.607mg Liver
Histidine 0.303mg 0.708mg Liver
Cholesterol 150mg 355mg Foie gras
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.45g 1.41g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 0.63g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 1.05g Liver

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Foie gras Liver
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
397
Liver
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
150
Liver

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
156%
Liver
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
4%
Liver
Fats
202%
Foie gras
20%
Liver

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Liver
Liver contains less Sodium (difference - 648mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.04g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 205mg)
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 - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. Liver - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167863/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.