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Foie gras vs Veal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Foie gras and Veal

  • Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, and Copper, however Veal is higher in Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Vitamin B6.
  • Foie gras covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 339% more than Veal.
  • Veal contains 8 times less Sodium than Foie gras. Foie gras contains 697mg of Sodium, while Veal contains 83mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked and Veal, ground, cooked, broiled.

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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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Veal
Contains more Iron +455.6%
Contains more Calcium +311.8%
Contains more Copper +288.3%
Contains more Potassium +144.2%
Contains more Magnesium +84.6%
Contains more Zinc +320.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 217
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 6% 30% 18% 35% 106% 93% 11%
Contains more Iron +455.6%
Contains more Calcium +311.8%
Contains more Copper +288.3%
Contains more Potassium +144.2%
Contains more Magnesium +84.6%
Contains more Zinc +320.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 217

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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Veal
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +640.2%
Contains more Folate +445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +550%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.16
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% 0% 3% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 159% 3% 9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +640.2%
Contains more Folate +445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +550%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.16

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
47
Veal
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
42
Veal

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
146%
Veal
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
0%
Veal
Fats
202%
Foie gras
35%
Veal

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 Veal
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 Veal
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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?
Veal
Veal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Veal
Veal contains less Sodium (difference - 614mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Veal
Veal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.41g)
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 - $2.2)
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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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Veal Opinion
Calories 462 172 Foie gras
Protein 11.4 24.38 Veal
Fats 43.84 7.56 Foie gras
Vitamin C 2 0 Foie gras
Carbs 4.67 0 Foie gras
Cholesterol 150 103 Veal
Vitamin D 0 Veal
Iron 5.5 0.99 Foie gras
Calcium 70 17 Foie gras
Potassium 138 337 Veal
Magnesium 13 24 Veal
Sugar 0 Foie gras
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.4 0.103 Foie gras
Zinc 0.92 3.87 Veal
Starch
Phosphorus 200 217 Veal
Sodium 697 83 Veal
Vitamin A 3333 0 Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.15 Veal
Vitamin D 0 Veal
Vitamin B1 0.088 0.07 Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.299 0.27 Foie gras
Vitamin B3 2.51 8.03 Veal
Vitamin B5 1.2 1.16 Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06 0.39 Veal
Vitamin B12 9.4 1.27 Foie gras
Vitamin K 1.2 Veal
Folate 60 11 Foie gras
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.45 3.04 Veal
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61 2.84 Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84 0.55 Foie gras
Tryptophan 0.161 0.247 Veal
Threonine 0.507 1.065 Veal
Isoleucine 0.606 1.201 Veal
Leucine 1.029 1.94 Veal
Lysine 0.863 2.009 Veal
Methionine 0.27 0.569 Veal
Phenylalanine 0.567 0.984 Veal
Valine 0.719 1.347 Veal
Histidine 0.303 0.885 Veal
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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. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.