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Foie gras vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Foie gras and Turkey meat different?

  • Foie gras is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Iron, Copper and Selenium, while Turkey meat is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 and Zinc.
  • Foie gras covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 349% more than Turkey meat.
  • Foie gras contains 83 times more Vitamin A than Turkey meat. Foie gras contains 1001µg of Vitamin A, while Turkey meat contains 12µg.
  • Turkey meat is lower in Sodium.

Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted types were 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 +404.6%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Copper +330.1%
Contains more Potassium +73.2%
Contains more Magnesium +130.8%
Contains more Zinc +169.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Contains more Iron +404.6%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Copper +330.1%
Contains more Potassium +73.2%
Contains more Magnesium +130.8%
Contains more Zinc +169.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%

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 +8446.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +821.6%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +281.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +926.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.281
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% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +8446.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +821.6%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +281.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +926.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.281

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
138
Foie gras
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
37
Turkey meat

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 the food
Protein
68%
Foie gras
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
202%
Foie gras
34%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Foie gras Turkey meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Foie gras Turkey meat
Low Calories diet ok
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?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 594mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.295g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Foie gras
Foie gras contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Foie gras Turkey meat Opinion
Calories 462 189 Foie gras
Protein 11.4 28.55 Turkey meat
Fats 43.84 7.39 Foie gras
Vitamin C 2 0 Foie gras
Carbs 4.67 0.06 Foie gras
Cholesterol 150 109 Turkey meat
Vitamin D 15 Turkey meat
Iron 5.5 1.09 Foie gras
Calcium 70 14 Foie gras
Potassium 138 239 Turkey meat
Magnesium 13 30 Turkey meat
Sugars 0 Foie gras
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.4 0.093 Foie gras
Zinc 0.92 2.48 Turkey meat
Starch
Phosphorus 200 223 Turkey meat
Sodium 697 103 Turkey meat
Vitamin A 3333 39 Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.07 Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4 Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.088 0.045 Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.299 0.281 Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51 9.573 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 1.2 0.948 Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.616 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 9.4 1.02 Foie gras
Vitamin K 0 Turkey meat
Folate 60 9 Foie gras
Trans Fat 0.101 Foie gras
Saturated Fat 14.45 2.155 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61 2.647 Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84 2.119 Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.161 0.291 Turkey meat
Threonine 0.507 1.004 Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.606 0.796 Turkey meat
Leucine 1.029 1.925 Turkey meat
Lysine 0.863 2.282 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.27 0.724 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.567 0.903 Turkey meat
Valine 0.719 0.902 Turkey meat
Histidine 0.303 0.749 Turkey meat
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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 of 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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.