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Ground meat vs Foie gras - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Ground meat and Foie gras?

  • Ground meat is higher in Zinc, and Vitamin B6, yet Foie gras is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, Iron, and Copper.
  • Foie gras's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 288% more.
  • Ground meat has 6 times more Zinc than Foie gras. While Ground meat has 5.84mg of Zinc, Foie gras has only 0.92mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Ground meat is lower.

We used Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked types 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 Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +74.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.5%
Contains more Zinc +534.8%
Contains more Calcium +112.1%
Contains more Iron +142.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.5%
Contains more Copper +406.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Contains more Magnesium +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +74.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.5%
Contains more Zinc +534.8%
Contains more Calcium +112.1%
Contains more Iron +142.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.5%
Contains more Copper +406.3%

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 B3 +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +418.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +36933.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +72.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.4%
Contains more Folate +757.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +277.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +418.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +36933.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +72.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.4%
Contains more Folate +757.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +277.5%

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.
Ground meat Foie gras
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 Ground meat Foie gras Opinion
Net carbs 0g 4.67g Foie gras
Protein 23.87g 11.4g Ground meat
Fats 15.37g 43.84g Foie gras
Carbs 0g 4.67g Foie gras
Calories 241kcal 462kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 70mg Foie gras
Iron 2.27mg 5.5mg Foie gras
Magnesium 17mg 13mg Ground meat
Phosphorus 166mg 200mg Foie gras
Potassium 241mg 138mg Ground meat
Sodium 73mg 697mg Ground meat
Zinc 5.84mg 0.92mg Ground meat
Copper 0.079mg 0.4mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 9IU 3333IU Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Ground meat
Vitamin D 2IU IU Ground meat
Vitamin D 0µg µg Ground meat
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.088mg Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.299mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 2.51mg Ground meat
Vitamin B5 0.512mg 1.2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.06mg Ground meat
Folate 7µg 60µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 9.4µg Foie gras
Vitamin K 2.9µg µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.161mg Foie gras
Threonine 0.923mg 0.507mg Ground meat
Isoleucine 1.055mg 0.606mg Ground meat
Leucine 1.861mg 1.029mg Ground meat
Lysine 1.976mg 0.863mg Ground meat
Methionine 0.614mg 0.27mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.567mg Ground meat
Valine 1.172mg 0.719mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.775mg 0.303mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 88mg 150mg Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173g g Foie gras
Saturated Fat 6.073g 14.45g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 25.61g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 0.84g Foie gras

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Ground meat Foie gras
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
46
Ground meat
138
Foie gras
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
73
Foie gras

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
143%
Ground meat
68%
Foie gras
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
5%
Foie gras
Fats
71%
Ground meat
202%
Foie gras

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 624mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 62mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.377g)
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)
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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/nutrients
  2. Foie gras - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171100/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.