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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, 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 than Steak. While Foie gras contains 1001µg of Vitamin A, 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
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Steak
Contains more Iron +129.2%
Contains more Calcium +483.3%
Contains more Copper +370.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.7%
Contains more Potassium +102.2%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Zinc +589.1%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 4% 25% 17% 29% 173% 70% 8%
Contains more Iron +129.2%
Contains more Calcium +483.3%
Contains more Copper +370.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.7%
Contains more Potassium +102.2%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Zinc +589.1%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%

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

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 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 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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Foie gras Steak
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 72mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 639mg)
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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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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