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Veal vs Foie gras - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Veal and Foie gras

  • Veal has more Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Vitamin B6, however Foie gras is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Selenium, and Copper.
  • Foie gras covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 339% more than Veal.
  • Foie gras contains 7 times less Vitamin B6 than Veal. Veal contains 0.39mg of Vitamin B6, while Foie gras contains 0.06mg.
  • Veal has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Veal, ground, 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
Veal
5
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Contains more Magnesium +84.6%
Contains more Potassium +144.2%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Zinc +320.7%
Contains more Calcium +311.8%
Contains more Iron +455.6%
Contains more Copper +288.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 200
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Contains more Magnesium +84.6%
Contains more Potassium +144.2%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Zinc +320.7%
Contains more Calcium +311.8%
Contains more Iron +455.6%
Contains more Copper +288.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 200

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
Veal
5
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +550%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.7%
Contains more Folate +445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +640.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 3%
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 +219.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +550%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.7%
Contains more Folate +445.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +640.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.2

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.
Veal 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 Veal Foie gras Opinion
Net carbs 0g 4.67g Foie gras
Protein 24.38g 11.4g Veal
Fats 7.56g 43.84g Foie gras
Carbs 0g 4.67g Foie gras
Calories 172kcal 462kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 17mg 70mg Foie gras
Iron 0.99mg 5.5mg Foie gras
Magnesium 24mg 13mg Veal
Phosphorus 217mg 200mg Veal
Potassium 337mg 138mg Veal
Sodium 83mg 697mg Veal
Zinc 3.87mg 0.92mg Veal
Copper 0.103mg 0.4mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 0IU 3333IU Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Veal
Vitamin D 0IU IU Veal
Vitamin D 0µg µg Veal
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.07mg 0.088mg Foie gras
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.299mg Foie gras
Vitamin B3 8.03mg 2.51mg Veal
Vitamin B5 1.16mg 1.2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.39mg 0.06mg Veal
Folate 11µg 60µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 1.27µg 9.4µg Foie gras
Vitamin K 1.2µg µg Veal
Tryptophan 0.247mg 0.161mg Veal
Threonine 1.065mg 0.507mg Veal
Isoleucine 1.201mg 0.606mg Veal
Leucine 1.94mg 1.029mg Veal
Lysine 2.009mg 0.863mg Veal
Methionine 0.569mg 0.27mg Veal
Phenylalanine 0.984mg 0.567mg Veal
Valine 1.347mg 0.719mg Veal
Histidine 0.885mg 0.303mg Veal
Cholesterol 103mg 150mg Veal
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.04g 14.45g Veal
Monounsaturated Fat 2.84g 25.61g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.55g 0.84g Foie gras

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Veal 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
47
Veal
138
Foie gras
Mineral Summary Score
42
Veal
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
146%
Veal
68%
Foie gras
Carbohydrates
0%
Veal
5%
Foie gras
Fats
35%
Veal
202%
Foie gras

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Veal
Veal contains less Sodium (difference - 614mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Veal
Veal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Veal
Veal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.41g)
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 - $2.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.