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Luncheon meat vs. Foie gras — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Luncheon meat and Foie gras?

  • Luncheon meat is richer in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, yet Foie gras is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Copper, Folate, and Vitamin B5.
  • Foie gras's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 353% higher.
  • Luncheon meat has 5 times more Vitamin B6 than Foie gras. Luncheon meat has 0.272mg of Vitamin B6, while Foie gras has 0.06mg.
  • Luncheon meat contains less Cholesterol.

We used USDA Commodity, luncheon meat, canned and Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked types in this comparison.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Potassium +117.4%
Contains more Zinc +133.7%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Iron +467%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Contains less Sodium -15%
Contains more Copper +1233.3%
Contains more Manganese +224.3%
Contains more Selenium +14.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 37% 13% 73% 27% 107% 59% 10% 5% 209%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134% 16% 240%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Potassium +117.4%
Contains more Zinc +133.7%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Iron +467%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.6%
Contains less Sodium -15%
Contains more Copper +1233.3%
Contains more Manganese +224.3%
Contains more Selenium +14.9%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +353.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +921.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 32% 50% 98% 37% 63% 0% 115% 35% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 200% 0% 0% 7% 22% 69% 48% 72% 14% 45% 1175% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +353.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +921.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +53.5%
Contains more Water +77.8%
Contains more Fats +243.3%
Contains more Carbs +349%
Equal in Other - 3.05
18% 13% 66% 3%
Protein: 17.5 g
Fats: 12.77 g
Carbs: 1.04 g
Water: 65.87 g
Other: 2.82 g
11% 44% 5% 37% 3%
Protein: 11.4 g
Fats: 43.84 g
Carbs: 4.67 g
Water: 37.04 g
Other: 3.05 g
Contains more Protein +53.5%
Contains more Water +77.8%
Contains more Fats +243.3%
Contains more Carbs +349%
Equal in Other - 3.05

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +86.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +350.5%
35% 51% 14%
Saturated Fat: 3.944 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.685 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.565 g
35% 63% 2%
Saturated Fat: 14.45 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 25.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.84 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +86.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +350.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Luncheon meat Foie gras
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Luncheon meat Foie gras Opinion
Net carbs 1.04g 4.67g Foie gras
Protein 17.5g 11.4g Luncheon meat
Fats 12.77g 43.84g Foie gras
Carbs 1.04g 4.67g Foie gras
Calories 189kcal 462kcal Foie gras
Calcium 5mg 70mg Foie gras
Iron 0.97mg 5.5mg Foie gras
Magnesium 18mg 13mg Luncheon meat
Phosphorus 170mg 200mg Foie gras
Potassium 300mg 138mg Luncheon meat
Sodium 820mg 697mg Foie gras
Zinc 2.15mg 0.92mg Luncheon meat
Copper 0.03mg 0.4mg Foie gras
Manganese 0.037mg 0.12mg Foie gras
Selenium 38.3µg 44µg Foie gras
Vitamin A 0IU 3333IU Foie gras
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1001µg Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.16mg Luncheon meat
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.128mg 0.088mg Luncheon meat
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.299mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 5.225mg 2.51mg Luncheon meat
Vitamin B5 0.613mg 1.2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.272mg 0.06mg Luncheon meat
Folate 0µg 60µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 0.92µg 9.4µg Foie gras
Choline 63.9mg Luncheon meat
Tryptophan 0.161mg Foie gras
Threonine 0.507mg Foie gras
Isoleucine 0.606mg Foie gras
Leucine 1.029mg Foie gras
Lysine 0.863mg Foie gras
Methionine 0.27mg Foie gras
Phenylalanine 0.567mg Foie gras
Valine 0.719mg Foie gras
Histidine 0.303mg Foie gras
Cholesterol 78mg 150mg Luncheon meat
Saturated Fat 3.944g 14.45g Luncheon meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.685g 25.61g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 1.565g 0.84g Luncheon meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.055g Luncheon meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Luncheon meat Foie gras
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Luncheon meat
127%
Foie gras
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Luncheon meat
84%
Foie gras

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 72mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.506g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Foie gras
Foie gras contains less Sodium (difference - 123mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. 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.