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Ostrich vs Foie gras - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ostrich and Foie gras different?

  • Ostrich is richer in Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Vitamin B3, while Foie gras is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, and Copper.
  • Foie gras covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 131% more than Ostrich.
  • Ostrich contains 9 times more Vitamin B6 than Foie gras. Ostrich contains 0.545mg of Vitamin B6, while Foie gras contains 0.06mg.
  • Ostrich is lower in Cholesterol.

Ostrich, tip trimmed, cooked and Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked types were used 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 +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.5%
Contains more Potassium +162.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.5%
Contains more Zinc +427.2%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Iron +97.1%
Contains more Copper +163.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 105% 18% 108% 32% 11% 133% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Contains more Magnesium +92.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.5%
Contains more Potassium +162.3%
Contains less Sodium -88.5%
Contains more Zinc +427.2%
Contains more Calcium +1066.7%
Contains more Iron +97.1%
Contains more Copper +163.2%

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 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +808.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.299
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 59% 68% 134% 80% 126% 12% 782% 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 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +808.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.299
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.2

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.
Ostrich 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 Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ostrich Foie gras Opinion
Net carbs 0g 4.67g Foie gras
Protein 28.49g 11.4g Ostrich
Fats 2.57g 43.84g Foie gras
Carbs 0g 4.67g Foie gras
Calories 145kcal 462kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 6mg 70mg Foie gras
Iron 2.79mg 5.5mg Foie gras
Magnesium 25mg 13mg Ostrich
Phosphorus 251mg 200mg Ostrich
Potassium 362mg 138mg Ostrich
Sodium 80mg 697mg Ostrich
Zinc 4.85mg 0.92mg Ostrich
Copper 0.152mg 0.4mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 0IU 3333IU Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.23mg mg Ostrich
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.232mg 0.088mg Ostrich
Vitamin B2 0.292mg 0.299mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 7.143mg 2.51mg Ostrich
Vitamin B5 1.318mg 1.2mg Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.545mg 0.06mg Ostrich
Folate 15µg 60µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 6.25µg 9.4µg Foie gras
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.254mg 0.161mg Ostrich
Threonine 1.25mg 0.507mg Ostrich
Isoleucine 1.354mg 0.606mg Ostrich
Leucine 2.315mg 1.029mg Ostrich
Lysine 2.516mg 0.863mg Ostrich
Methionine 0.796mg 0.27mg Ostrich
Phenylalanine 1.176mg 0.567mg Ostrich
Valine 1.407mg 0.719mg Ostrich
Histidine 0.716mg 0.303mg Ostrich
Cholesterol 85mg 150mg Ostrich
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1g 14.45g Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 0.97g 25.61g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.44g 0.84g Foie gras

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ostrich 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
105
Ostrich
138
Foie gras
Mineral Summary Score
57
Ostrich
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
171%
Ostrich
68%
Foie gras
Carbohydrates
0%
Ostrich
5%
Foie gras
Fats
12%
Ostrich
202%
Foie gras

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ostrich
Ostrich contains less Sodium (difference - 617mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.45g)
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?
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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

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. Ostrich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174488/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.