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Foie gras vs. Pork shoulder — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Foie gras and Pork shoulder

  • Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Copper, and Selenium, however, Pork shoulder is richer in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6.
  • Foie gras's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 361% more.
  • Foie gras contains 501 times more Vitamin A RAE than Pork shoulder. Foie gras contains 1001µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Pork shoulder contains 2µg.
  • Pork shoulder contains less Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Pork, fresh, shoulder, whole, separable lean and fat, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Iron +423.8%
Contains more Copper +376.2%
Contains more Manganese +990.9%
Contains more Selenium +72.5%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Potassium +118.8%
Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Zinc +193.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 182
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134% 16% 240%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 40% 13% 78% 27% 9% 74% 28% 2% 140%
Contains more Calcium +366.7%
Contains more Iron +423.8%
Contains more Copper +376.2%
Contains more Manganese +990.9%
Contains more Selenium +72.5%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Potassium +118.8%
Contains less Sodium -90.7%
Contains more Zinc +193.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 182

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +47514.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.9%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1170.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +771.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +480%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.275
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 200% 0% 0% 7% 22% 69% 48% 72% 14% 45% 1175% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 4% 51% 3% 192% 64% 72% 44% 81% 4% 93% 34% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +47514.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.9%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1170.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +771.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +480%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.275

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +143.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +276.5%
Contains more Protein +50.7%
Contains more Water +72.8%
11% 44% 5% 37% 3%
Protein: 11.4 g
Fats: 43.84 g
Carbs: 4.67 g
Water: 37.04 g
Other: 3.05 g
17% 18% 64%
Protein: 17.18 g
Fats: 17.99 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.02 g
Other: 0.81 g
Contains more Fats +143.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +276.5%
Contains more Protein +50.7%
Contains more Water +72.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +219.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +128.6%
35% 63% 2%
Saturated Fat: 14.45 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 25.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.84 g
39% 50% 12%
Saturated Fat: 6.24 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.01 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.92 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +219.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +128.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Foie gras Pork shoulder
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Pork shoulder Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 17.18g Pork shoulder
Fats 43.84g 17.99g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 236kcal Foie gras
Calcium 70mg 15mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 1.05mg Foie gras
Magnesium 13mg 18mg Pork shoulder
Phosphorus 200mg 182mg Foie gras
Potassium 138mg 302mg Pork shoulder
Sodium 697mg 65mg Pork shoulder
Zinc 0.92mg 2.7mg Pork shoulder
Copper 0.4mg 0.084mg Foie gras
Manganese 0.12mg 0.011mg Foie gras
Selenium 44µg 25.5µg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 7IU Foie gras
Vitamin A RAE 1001µg 2µg Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.19mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin D 70IU Pork shoulder
Vitamin D 1.7µg Pork shoulder
Vitamin C 2mg 0.7mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.767mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.275mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 3.833mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 0.719mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.348mg Pork shoulder
Folate 60µg 5µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 0.74µg Foie gras
Choline 60.6mg Pork shoulder
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.208mg Pork shoulder
Threonine 0.507mg 0.768mg Pork shoulder
Isoleucine 0.606mg 0.781mg Pork shoulder
Leucine 1.029mg 1.36mg Pork shoulder
Lysine 0.863mg 1.531mg Pork shoulder
Methionine 0.27mg 0.441mg Pork shoulder
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 0.681mg Pork shoulder
Valine 0.719mg 0.921mg Pork shoulder
Histidine 0.303mg 0.656mg Pork shoulder
Cholesterol 150mg 71mg Pork shoulder
Saturated Fat 14.45g 6.24g Pork shoulder
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 8.01g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 1.92g Pork shoulder

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Foie gras Pork shoulder
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Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
127%
Foie gras
49%
Pork shoulder
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
84%
Foie gras
41%
Pork shoulder

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder contains less Sodium (difference - 632mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 79mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.21g)
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 richer in minerals?
Foie gras
Foie gras is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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 shoulder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167843/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.