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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, Selenium, Iron, Copper, and Vitamin B5, yet Pork jowl is higher in Vitamin B1.
  • Foie gras's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 357% more.
  • Foie gras has 334 times more Vitamin A than Pork jowl. While Foie gras has 1001µg of Vitamin A, 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
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Contains more Iron +1209.5%
Contains more Calcium +1650%
Contains more Magnesium +333.3%
Contains more Copper +900%
Contains more Phosphorus +132.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Equal in Potassium - 148
Equal in Zinc - 0.84
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 2% 14% 3% 14% 23% 37% 4%
Contains more Iron +1209.5%
Contains more Calcium +1650%
Contains more Magnesium +333.3%
Contains more Copper +900%
Contains more Phosphorus +132.6%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +36933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +380%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1046.3%
Contains more Folate +5900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +338.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 200% 0% 0% 22% 69% 48% 72% 14% 1175% 0% 45%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 6% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 103% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +36933.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +380%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1046.3%
Contains more Folate +5900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +338.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Foie gras Pork jowl
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 60mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 672mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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