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Pork vs Foie gras - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pork and Foie gras

  • Pork has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3, however Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Foie gras is 363% higher.
  • Foie gras has 10 times less Vitamin B1 than Pork. Pork has 0.877mg of Vitamin B1, while Foie gras has 0.088mg.
  • Pork is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled 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
Pork
5
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Contains more Magnesium +115.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains more Potassium +206.5%
Contains less Sodium -91.1%
Contains more Zinc +159.8%
Contains more Calcium +268.4%
Contains more Iron +532.2%
Contains more Copper +447.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Contains more Magnesium +115.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains more Potassium +206.5%
Contains less Sodium -91.1%
Contains more Zinc +159.8%
Contains more Calcium +268.4%
Contains more Iron +532.2%
Contains more Copper +447.9%

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
Pork
7
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +896.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +673.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +47514.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.9%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1242.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.299
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 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 +896.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +673.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +47514.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.9%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1242.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.299

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.
Pork 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 Pork Foie gras Opinion
Net carbs 0g 4.67g Foie gras
Protein 27.32g 11.4g Pork
Fats 13.92g 43.84g Foie gras
Carbs 0g 4.67g Foie gras
Calories 242kcal 462kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 70mg Foie gras
Iron 0.87mg 5.5mg Foie gras
Magnesium 28mg 13mg Pork
Phosphorus 246mg 200mg Pork
Potassium 423mg 138mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 697mg Pork
Zinc 2.39mg 0.92mg Pork
Copper 0.073mg 0.4mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 7IU 3333IU Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.29mg mg Pork
Vitamin D 53IU IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg µg Pork
Vitamin C 0.6mg 2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.088mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.299mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 2.51mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 1.2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.06mg Pork
Folate 5µg 60µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 9.4µg Foie gras
Vitamin K 0µg µg Pork
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.161mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg 0.507mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg 0.606mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg 1.029mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg 0.863mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.27mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 0.567mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg 0.719mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 0.303mg Pork
Cholesterol 80mg 150mg Pork
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 5.23g 14.45g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 25.61g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 0.84g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pork 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
56
Pork
138
Foie gras
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
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
164%
Pork
68%
Foie gras
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
5%
Foie gras
Fats
64%
Pork
202%
Foie gras

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 635mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 70mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.22g)
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 - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.