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Horse meat vs Foie gras - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Horse meat and Foie gras

  • Horse meat has more Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3, while Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Selenium, and Copper.
  • Foie gras covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 260% more than Horse meat.
  • Horse meat contains 6 times more Vitamin B6 than Foie gras. While Horse meat contains 0.33mg of Vitamin B6, Foie gras contains only 0.06mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Horse meat is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked.

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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 +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains more Potassium +174.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Contains more Zinc +315.2%
Contains more Calcium +775%
Contains more Copper +133.9%
Equal in Iron - 5.5
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains more Potassium +174.6%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Contains more Zinc +315.2%
Contains more Calcium +775%
Contains more Copper +133.9%
Equal in Iron - 5.5

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 B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +450%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +197.5%
Equal in Vitamin C - 2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 7% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 0% 396% 0%
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 B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +450%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +149.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +197.5%
Equal in Vitamin C - 2

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.
Horse meat Foie gras
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Foie gras Opinion
Net carbs 0g 4.67g Foie gras
Protein 28.14g 11.4g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 43.84g Foie gras
Carbs 0g 4.67g Foie gras
Calories 175kcal 462kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 70mg Foie gras
Iron 5.03mg 5.5mg Foie gras
Magnesium 25mg 13mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 247mg 200mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 138mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 697mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 0.92mg Horse meat
Copper 0.171mg 0.4mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 0IU 3333IU Foie gras
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 2mg 2mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.088mg Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.299mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 2.51mg Horse meat
Vitamin B5 mg 1.2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.06mg Horse meat
Folate µg 60µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 9.4µg Foie gras
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.161mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 0.507mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 0.606mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 1.029mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 0.863mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.27mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.567mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 0.719mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.303mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 150mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.9g 14.45g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 25.61g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 0.84g Horse meat

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Horse 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
52
Horse meat
138
Foie gras
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse 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
169%
Horse meat
68%
Foie gras
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
5%
Foie gras
Fats
28%
Horse meat
202%
Foie gras

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 642mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 82mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.55g)
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 contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Horse meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175087/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.