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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 RAE, 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 Calcium +311.8%
Contains more Iron +455.6%
Contains more Copper +288.3%
Contains more Magnesium +84.6%
Contains more Potassium +144.2%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Zinc +320.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 217
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35%
Contains more Calcium +311.8%
Contains more Iron +455.6%
Contains more Copper +288.3%
Contains more Magnesium +84.6%
Contains more Potassium +144.2%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Zinc +320.7%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.7%
Contains more Folate +445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +640.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +550%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.16
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 0% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.7%
Contains more Folate +445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +640.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +550%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.16

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Foie gras Veal
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
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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Veal
Veal contains less Sodium (difference - 614mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Veal
Veal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
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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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. 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.