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Foie gras vs Rib eye steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Foie gras and Rib eye steak different?

  • Foie gras is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Copper, and Selenium, however Rib eye steak is richer in Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Foie gras is 304% higher.
  • Foie gras contains 125 times more Vitamin A RAE than Rib eye steak. While Foie gras contains 1001µg of Vitamin A RAE, Rib eye steak contains only 8µg.
  • Rib eye steak has less Sodium.

Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Iron +145.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.6%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Zinc +542.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27%
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Iron +145.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.6%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Zinc +542.4%

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 +13232%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +123.9%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +347.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +695%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.287
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 2% 2% 6% 0% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 5% 263% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +13232%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +123.9%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +347.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +695%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.287

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 Rib eye steak
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Rib eye steak Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 23.69g Rib eye steak
Fats 43.84g 21.81g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 291kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 70mg 11mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 2.24mg Foie gras
Magnesium 13mg 22mg Rib eye steak
Phosphorus 200mg 152mg Foie gras
Potassium 138mg 260mg Rib eye steak
Sodium 697mg 54mg Rib eye steak
Zinc 0.92mg 5.91mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.4mg 0.08mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 25IU Foie gras
Vitamin E mg 0.1mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin D IU 7IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin D µg 0.2µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.071mg Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.287mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 4.908mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 0.536mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.477mg Rib eye steak
Folate 60µg 6µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 2.1µg Foie gras
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Rib eye steak
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.265mg Rib eye steak
Threonine 0.507mg 1.116mg Rib eye steak
Isoleucine 0.606mg 1.103mg Rib eye steak
Leucine 1.029mg 2.041mg Rib eye steak
Lysine 0.863mg 2.269mg Rib eye steak
Methionine 0.27mg 0.641mg Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 0.95mg Rib eye steak
Valine 0.719mg 1.184mg Rib eye steak
Histidine 0.303mg 0.888mg Rib eye steak
Cholesterol 150mg 80mg Rib eye steak
Trans Fat g 1.478g Foie gras
Saturated Fat 14.45g 9.684g Rib eye steak
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 10.519g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 1.027g Rib eye steak

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Foie gras Rib eye steak
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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
50
Rib eye steak
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
48
Rib eye steak

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
142%
Rib eye steak
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
0%
Rib eye steak
Fats
202%
Foie gras
101%
Rib eye steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 643mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 70mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.766g)
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 cheaper?
Foie gras
Foie gras is cheaper (difference - $2)
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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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. Rib eye steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173392/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.