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Turkey meat vs Foie gras - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turkey meat and Foie gras different?

  • Turkey meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Zinc, while Foie gras is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Copper, and Selenium.
  • Foie gras covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 349% more than Turkey meat.
  • Turkey meat contains 10 times more Vitamin B6 than Foie gras. Turkey meat contains 0.616mg of Vitamin B6, while Foie gras contains 0.06mg.
  • Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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 +130.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Potassium +73.2%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Contains more Zinc +169.6%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +404.6%
Contains more Copper +330.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Contains more Magnesium +130.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Potassium +73.2%
Contains less Sodium -85.2%
Contains more Zinc +169.6%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +404.6%
Contains more Copper +330.1%

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 B3 +281.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +926.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +8446.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.6%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +821.6%
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 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 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 B3 +281.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +926.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +8446.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +95.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.6%
Contains more Folate +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +821.6%
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.
Turkey meat 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 Turkey meat Foie gras Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 4.67g Foie gras
Protein 28.55g 11.4g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 43.84g Foie gras
Carbs 0.06g 4.67g Foie gras
Calories 189kcal 462kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 14mg 70mg Foie gras
Iron 1.09mg 5.5mg Foie gras
Magnesium 30mg 13mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 223mg 200mg Turkey meat
Potassium 239mg 138mg Turkey meat
Sodium 103mg 697mg Turkey meat
Zinc 2.48mg 0.92mg Turkey meat
Copper 0.093mg 0.4mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 39IU 3333IU Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.07mg mg Turkey meat
Vitamin D 15IU IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4µg µg Turkey meat
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.088mg Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.299mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 2.51mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 1.2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.06mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 60µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 9.4µg Foie gras
Vitamin K 0µg µg Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.161mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg 0.507mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796mg 0.606mg Turkey meat
Leucine 1.925mg 1.029mg Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282mg 0.863mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724mg 0.27mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 0.567mg Turkey meat
Valine 0.902mg 0.719mg Turkey meat
Histidine 0.749mg 0.303mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109mg 150mg Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.101g g Foie gras
Saturated Fat 2.155g 14.45g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 25.61g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 0.84g Turkey meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turkey meat Foie gras
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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
50
Turkey meat
138
Foie gras
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
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%
Turkey meat
68%
Foie gras
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
5%
Foie gras
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
202%
Foie gras

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 594mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.295g)
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)
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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.