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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, 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 than Rib eye steak. While Foie gras contains 1001µg of Vitamin A, 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
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Contains more Iron +145.5%
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.6%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Zinc +542.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 85% 4% 23% 16% 27% 162% 66% 8%
Contains more Iron +145.5%
Contains more Calcium +536.4%
Contains more Copper +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.6%
Contains more Potassium +88.4%
Contains more Magnesium +69.2%
Contains more Zinc +542.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%

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

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Low Carbs diet ok
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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 70mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 643mg)
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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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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