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Foie gras vs. Quail meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Foie gras and Quail meat different?

  • Foie gras is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, and Iron, however, Quail meat is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Foie gras is 374% higher.
  • Foie gras contains 14 times more Vitamin A RAE than Quail meat. While Foie gras contains 1001µg of Vitamin A RAE, Quail meat contains only 73µg.
  • Quail meat has less Sodium.

Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Quail, meat and skin, raw are the varieties used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +438.5%
Contains more Iron +38.5%
Contains more Manganese +531.6%
Contains more Selenium +165.1%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +56.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.4%
Contains more Zinc +163%
Contains more Copper +26.8%
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 4% 149% 17% 118% 20% 7% 66% 169% 3% 91%
Contains more Calcium +438.5%
Contains more Iron +38.5%
Contains more Manganese +531.6%
Contains more Selenium +165.1%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +56.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.4%
Contains more Zinc +163%
Contains more Copper +26.8%

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 +1271.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.4%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2086%
Contains more Vitamin C +205%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +177.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +900%
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 15% 0% 0% 21% 61% 60% 142% 47% 139% 6% 54% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1271.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.4%
Contains more Folate +650%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2086%
Contains more Vitamin C +205%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +177.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +900%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +263.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +72.2%
Contains more Water +88%
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
20% 12% 70%
Protein: 19.63 g
Fats: 12.05 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.65 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Fats +263.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +72.2%
Contains more Water +88%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +512.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +254.8%
35% 63% 2%
Saturated Fat: 14.45 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 25.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.84 g
32% 40% 28%
Saturated Fat: 3.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.18 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.98 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +512.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +254.8%

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 Quail meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Quail meat Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 19.63g Quail meat
Fats 43.84g 12.05g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 192kcal Foie gras
Calcium 70mg 13mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 3.97mg Foie gras
Magnesium 13mg 23mg Quail meat
Phosphorus 200mg 275mg Quail meat
Potassium 138mg 216mg Quail meat
Sodium 697mg 53mg Quail meat
Zinc 0.92mg 2.42mg Quail meat
Copper 0.4mg 0.507mg Quail meat
Manganese 0.12mg 0.019mg Foie gras
Selenium 44µg 16.6µg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 243IU Foie gras
Vitamin A RAE 1001µg 73µg Foie gras
Vitamin C 2mg 6.1mg Quail meat
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.244mg Quail meat
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.26mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 7.538mg Quail meat
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 0.772mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.6mg Quail meat
Folate 60µg 8µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 0.43µg Foie gras
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.288mg Quail meat
Threonine 0.507mg 0.945mg Quail meat
Isoleucine 0.606mg 1.013mg Quail meat
Leucine 1.029mg 1.613mg Quail meat
Lysine 0.863mg 1.645mg Quail meat
Methionine 0.27mg 0.591mg Quail meat
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 0.826mg Quail meat
Valine 0.719mg 1.033mg Quail meat
Histidine 0.303mg 0.696mg Quail meat
Cholesterol 150mg 76mg Quail meat
Saturated Fat 14.45g 3.38g Quail meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Quail meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.03g Quail meat
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 4.18g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 2.98g Quail meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Foie gras Quail meat
Low Fats diet ok
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
42%
Quail meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
84%
Foie gras
64%
Quail meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Quail meat
Quail meat contains less Sodium (difference - 644mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Quail meat
Quail meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 74mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quail meat
Quail meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.07g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Quail meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172418/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.