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Steak vs Foie gras - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Steak and Foie gras different?

  • Steak is higher in Zinc, and Vitamin B6, however Foie gras is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Iron, Copper, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Foie gras is 300% higher.
  • Steak contains 8 times more Vitamin B6 than Foie gras. While Steak contains 0.5mg of Vitamin B6, Foie gras contains only 0.06mg.
  • Steak has less Saturated Fat.

Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled 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
Steak
4
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Contains more Potassium +102.2%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Zinc +589.1%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Iron +129.2%
Contains more Calcium +483.3%
Contains more Copper +370.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 4% 25% 17% 29% 173% 70% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Contains more Potassium +102.2%
Contains more Magnesium +76.9%
Contains more Zinc +589.1%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Iron +129.2%
Contains more Calcium +483.3%
Contains more Copper +370.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.7%

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
Steak
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +13232%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +327.3%
Contains more Folate +900%
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 0% 2% 0% 3% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 275% 4% 5%
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 B3 +105.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +13232%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +327.3%
Contains more Folate +900%
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
49
Steak
138
Foie gras
Mineral Summary Score
52
Steak
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
149%
Steak
68%
Foie gras
Carbohydrates
0%
Steak
5%
Foie gras
Fats
88%
Steak
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.
Steak 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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Steak 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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 72mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 639mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Steak
Steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.007g)
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 - $2.4)
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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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Steak Foie gras Opinion
Calories 271 462 Foie gras
Protein 24.85 11.4 Steak
Fats 19.02 43.84 Foie gras
Vitamin C 0 2 Foie gras
Carbs 0 4.67 Foie gras
Cholesterol 78 150 Steak
Vitamin D 6 Steak
Iron 2.4 5.5 Foie gras
Calcium 12 70 Foie gras
Potassium 279 138 Steak
Magnesium 23 13 Steak
Sugar 0 Foie gras
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.085 0.4 Foie gras
Zinc 6.34 0.92 Steak
Starch
Phosphorus 163 200 Foie gras
Sodium 58 697 Steak
Vitamin A 25 3333 Foie gras
Vitamin E
Vitamin D 0.1 Steak
Vitamin B1 0.074 0.088 Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.301 0.299 Steak
Vitamin B3 5.149 2.51 Steak
Vitamin B5 1.2 Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.5 0.06 Steak
Vitamin B12 2.2 9.4 Foie gras
Vitamin K 1.6 Steak
Folate 6 60 Foie gras
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 8.443 14.45 Steak
Monounsaturated Fat 9.171 25.61 Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.896 0.84 Steak
Tryptophan 0.278 0.161 Steak
Threonine 1.171 0.507 Steak
Isoleucine 1.157 0.606 Steak
Leucine 2.142 1.029 Steak
Lysine 2.38 0.863 Steak
Methionine 0.672 0.27 Steak
Phenylalanine 0.997 0.567 Steak
Valine 1.242 0.719 Steak
Histidine 0.931 0.303 Steak
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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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.