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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
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Contains more Potassium +174.6%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Zinc +315.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Contains more Calcium +775%
Contains more Copper +133.9%
Equal in Iron - 5.5
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Contains more Potassium +174.6%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Zinc +315.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 0% 0% 0% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 396% 0% 0%
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%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
169%
Horse meat
68%
Foie gras
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
5%
Foie gras
Fats
28%
Horse meat
202%
Foie gras

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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Horse meat Foie gras
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?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 82mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 642mg)
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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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 Horse meat Foie gras Opinion
Calories 175 462 Foie gras
Protein 28.14 11.4 Horse meat
Fats 6.05 43.84 Foie gras
Vitamin C 2 2
Carbs 0 4.67 Foie gras
Cholesterol 68 150 Horse meat
Vitamin D
Iron 5.03 5.5 Foie gras
Calcium 8 70 Foie gras
Potassium 379 138 Horse meat
Magnesium 25 13 Horse meat
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.171 0.4 Foie gras
Zinc 3.82 0.92 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 247 200 Horse meat
Sodium 55 697 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 3333 Foie gras
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.088 Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12 0.299 Foie gras
Vitamin B3 4.84 2.51 Horse meat
Vitamin B5 1.2 Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.33 0.06 Horse meat
Vitamin B12 3.16 9.4 Foie gras
Vitamin K
Folate 60 Foie gras
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.9 14.45 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12 25.61 Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85 0.84 Horse meat
Tryptophan 0.349 0.161 Horse meat
Threonine 1.262 0.507 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334 0.606 Horse meat
Leucine 2.232 1.029 Horse meat
Lysine 2.398 0.863 Horse meat
Methionine 0.623 0.27 Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157 0.567 Horse meat
Valine 1.458 0.719 Horse meat
Histidine 1.081 0.303 Horse meat
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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.