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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, Iron, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Foie gras is 362% 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
:
Contains more Potassium +206.5%
Contains more Magnesium +115.4%
Contains more Zinc +159.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains less Sodium -91.1%
Contains more Iron +532.2%
Contains more Calcium +268.4%
Contains more Copper +447.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Contains more Potassium +206.5%
Contains more Magnesium +115.4%
Contains more Zinc +159.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains less Sodium -91.1%
Contains more Iron +532.2%
Contains more Calcium +268.4%
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
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +896.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +673.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +47514.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1242.9%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.299
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
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 +896.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +673.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +47514.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +71.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1242.9%
Contains more Folate +1100%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.299

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Pork Foie gras
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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?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 70mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 635mg)
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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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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