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Foie gras vs Pork jowl - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Foie gras and Pork jowl?

  • Foie gras is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, Iron, Copper, and Vitamin B5, yet Pork jowl is higher in Vitamin B1.
  • Foie gras's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 358% more.
  • Foie gras has 334 times more Vitamin A RAE than Pork jowl. While Foie gras has 1001µg of Vitamin A RAE, Pork jowl has only 3µg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Pork jowl is lower.

We used Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw 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 Calcium +1650%
Contains more Iron +1209.5%
Contains more Magnesium +333.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +132.6%
Contains more Copper +900%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Equal in Potassium - 148
Equal in Zinc - 0.84
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% 16% 3% 37% 14% 4% 23% 14%
Contains more Calcium +1650%
Contains more Iron +1209.5%
Contains more Magnesium +333.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +132.6%
Contains more Copper +900%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Equal in Potassium - 148
Equal in Zinc - 0.84

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 +36933.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +380%
Contains more Folate +5900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1046.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +338.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
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% 0% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 1% 103% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +36933.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +380%
Contains more Folate +5900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1046.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +338.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Pork jowl Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 6.38g Foie gras
Fats 43.84g 69.61g Pork jowl
Carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 655kcal Pork jowl
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 70mg 4mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 0.42mg Foie gras
Magnesium 13mg 3mg Foie gras
Phosphorus 200mg 86mg Foie gras
Potassium 138mg 148mg Pork jowl
Sodium 697mg 25mg Pork jowl
Zinc 0.92mg 0.84mg Foie gras
Copper 0.4mg 0.04mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 9IU Foie gras
Vitamin E mg 0.29mg Pork jowl
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.386mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.236mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 4.535mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 0.25mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.09mg Pork jowl
Folate 60µg 1µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 0.82µg Foie gras
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.021mg Foie gras
Threonine 0.507mg 0.21mg Foie gras
Isoleucine 0.606mg 0.168mg Foie gras
Leucine 1.029mg 0.446mg Foie gras
Lysine 0.863mg 0.528mg Foie gras
Methionine 0.27mg 0.095mg Foie gras
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 0.239mg Foie gras
Valine 0.719mg 0.305mg Foie gras
Histidine 0.303mg 0.072mg Foie gras
Cholesterol 150mg 90mg Pork jowl
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.45g 25.26g Foie gras
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 32.89g Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 8.11g Pork jowl

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Foie gras Pork jowl
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
32
Pork jowl
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
14
Pork jowl

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
38%
Pork jowl
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
0%
Pork jowl
Fats
202%
Foie gras
321%
Pork jowl

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 672mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 60mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.81g)
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?
Foie gras
Foie gras is relatively richer in minerals
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 jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/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.