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Foie gras vs Steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Foie gras and Steak different?

  • Foie gras is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Copper, and Selenium, however Steak is richer in Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Foie gras is 300% higher.
  • Foie gras contains 143 times more Vitamin A RAE than Steak. While Foie gras contains 1001µg of Vitamin A RAE, Steak contains only 7µg.
  • Steak has less Sodium.

Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" 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 +483.3%
Contains more Iron +129.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.7%
Contains more Copper +370.6%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Potassium +102.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Zinc +589.1%
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% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Contains more Calcium +483.3%
Contains more Iron +129.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.7%
Contains more Copper +370.6%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Potassium +102.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Zinc +589.1%

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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Steak
Contains more Vitamin A +13232%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.9%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +327.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +733.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.301
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% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +13232%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.9%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +327.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +733.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.301

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 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 Steak Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 24.85g Steak
Fats 43.84g 19.02g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 0g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 271kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 70mg 12mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 2.4mg Foie gras
Magnesium 13mg 23mg Steak
Phosphorus 200mg 163mg Foie gras
Potassium 138mg 279mg Steak
Sodium 697mg 58mg Steak
Zinc 0.92mg 6.34mg Steak
Copper 0.4mg 0.085mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 25IU Foie gras
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU 6IU Steak
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Steak
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.074mg Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 0.301mg Steak
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 5.149mg Steak
Vitamin B5 1.2mg mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.5mg Steak
Folate 60µg 6µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 2.2µg Foie gras
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Steak
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.278mg Steak
Threonine 0.507mg 1.171mg Steak
Isoleucine 0.606mg 1.157mg Steak
Leucine 1.029mg 2.142mg Steak
Lysine 0.863mg 2.38mg Steak
Methionine 0.27mg 0.672mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 0.997mg Steak
Valine 0.719mg 1.242mg Steak
Histidine 0.303mg 0.931mg Steak
Cholesterol 150mg 78mg Steak
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.45g 8.443g Steak
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 9.171g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 0.896g Steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Foie gras Steak
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
49
Steak
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
52
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
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
0%
Steak
Fats
202%
Foie gras
88%
Steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 639mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 72mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Steak
Steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.007g)
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 - $2.4)
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

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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.