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Roe vs Foie gras - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Roe and Foie gras different?

  • Roe is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, and Vitamin C, however Foie gras is richer in Vitamin A, Iron, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Cholesterol from Roe is 110% higher.
  • Roe contains 8 times more Vitamin C than Foie gras. While Roe contains 16.4mg of Vitamin C, Foie gras contains only 2mg.
  • Foie gras has less Cholesterol.

Fish, roe, mixed species, cooked, dry heat and Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked are the varieties 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
Roe
5
:
Contains more Potassium +105.1%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +39.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +157.5%
Contains less Sodium -83.2%
Contains more Iron +614.3%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Copper +212.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 9% 25% 19% 43% 35% 221% 16%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Contains more Potassium +105.1%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +39.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +157.5%
Contains less Sodium -83.2%
Contains more Iron +614.3%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Copper +212.5%

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
Roe
6
:
Contains more Vitamin C +720%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +214.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +217.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.8%
Contains more Folate +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.2
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 55% 19% 0% 0% 70% 219% 42% 70% 43% 1443% 0% 69%
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 C +720%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +214.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +217.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +208.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.8%
Contains more Folate +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1000%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.5%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.2

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
169
Roe
138
Foie gras
Mineral Summary Score
49
Roe
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
172%
Roe
68%
Foie gras
Carbohydrates
2%
Roe
5%
Foie gras
Fats
38%
Roe
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.
Roe Foie gras
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Roe 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 contains less Sodium?
Roe
Roe contains less Sodium (difference - 580mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roe
Roe is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.584g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 329mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Foie gras
Foie gras is cheaper (difference - $100)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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 Roe Foie gras Opinion
Calories 204 462 Foie gras
Protein 28.62 11.4 Roe
Fats 8.23 43.84 Foie gras
Vitamin C 16.4 2 Roe
Carbs 1.92 4.67 Foie gras
Cholesterol 479 150 Foie gras
Vitamin D
Iron 0.77 5.5 Foie gras
Calcium 28 70 Foie gras
Potassium 283 138 Roe
Magnesium 26 13 Roe
Sugar
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.128 0.4 Foie gras
Zinc 1.28 0.92 Roe
Starch
Phosphorus 515 200 Roe
Sodium 117 697 Roe
Vitamin A 303 3333 Foie gras
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.277 0.088 Roe
Vitamin B2 0.949 0.299 Roe
Vitamin B3 2.192 2.51 Foie gras
Vitamin B5 1.154 1.2 Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.185 0.06 Roe
Vitamin B12 11.54 9.4 Roe
Vitamin K
Folate 92 60 Roe
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.866 14.45 Roe
Monounsaturated Fat 2.129 25.61 Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 3.404 0.84 Roe
Tryptophan 0.375 0.161 Roe
Threonine 1.305 0.507 Roe
Isoleucine 1.465 0.606 Roe
Leucine 2.509 1.029 Roe
Lysine 2.179 0.863 Roe
Methionine 0.71 0.27 Roe
Phenylalanine 1.401 0.567 Roe
Valine 1.676 0.719 Roe
Histidine 0.778 0.303 Roe
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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. Roe - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174239/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.