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Foie gras nutrition, glycemic index, calories, net carbs & more

Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams
Article author photo Arpi Gasparyan by Arpi Gasparyan | Last updated on December 16, 2021
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Foie gras

Foie gras calories

Calories per 100g

Foie gras (“fatty liver”) is a high-calorie product. One hundred grams of foie gras provides 462 calories. Fats are the predominant macronutrients in foie gras and provide over 85% of calorie content.

Macronutrients chart

12% 44% 5% 38% 4%
Protein:
Daily Value: 23%
11.4 g of 50 g
23%
Fats:
Daily Value: 67%
43.84 g of 65 g
67%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 2%
4.67 g of 300 g
2%
Water:
Daily Value: 2%
37.04 g of 2,000 g
2%
Other:
3.05 g

Calories per serving size

One hundred grams of foie gras, made from goose liver, provides 462 calories, while 1 oz (28.35g) of this product provides 131 calories. However, the average foie gras serving size is 1 tbsp, equal to 13g providing 60.1 calories.

Comparison

Compared to all foods in our database, foie gras is in the top 10% of foods high in calories.

Compared to other pates (pastes), foie gras has the highest fat content, making it so high in calories.

Foie gras provides 1.5 times more fats than truffle pate and 3.3 times more fat than chicken liver pate.

Food Calories, per serving Calories, per 100g
Chicken liver pate 26 (1 tbsp) 201
Pate de foie gras 60 (1 tbsp) 462
Truffle pate 183 (2 oz) 327
Pork liver 140 (3 oz) 165
Chicken liver 146 (3 oz) 172
Beef liver 149 (3 oz) 175

Summary table & burning estimates

We have calculated the duration and number of calories a person will burn by performing a certain type of activity, measured by a method called Met or Metabolic Equivalent of a Task (1, 2).

The table below shows the time and type of activity a person should perform to burn 60.1 calories provided by 1 tbsp of foie gras.

60kg person 80kg person 100kg person
Walking 18 min 13 min 11 min
Running 6 min 4.5 min 3.5 min
Cycling 8 min 6 min 5 min
Aerobics 8.5 min 6.5 min 5 min

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4428382/
  2. 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities
Article author photo Arpi Gasparyan
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Last updated: December 16, 2021

Important nutritional characteristics for Foie gras

Foie gras
Insulin index ⓘ
N/A
Calories
462
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols
4.67 grams
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 tbsp (13 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
8.8 (acidic)
96% Fats
93% Cholesterol
92% Saturated Fat
90% Monounsaturated Fat
90% Calories
Explanation: The given food contains more Fats than 96% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Fats than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Monounsaturated Fat, and Calories.

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134% 16% 240% 0%
Calcium: 70 mg of 1,000 mg 7%
Iron: 5.5 mg of 8 mg 69%
Magnesium: 13 mg of 420 mg 3%
Phosphorus: 200 mg of 700 mg 29%
Potassium: 138 mg of 3,400 mg 4%
Sodium: 697 mg of 2,300 mg 30%
Zinc: 0.92 mg of 11 mg 8%
Copper: 0.4 mg of 1 mg 44%
Manganese: 0.12 mg of 2 mg 5%
Selenium: 44 µg of 55 µg 80%
Choline: 0 mg of 550 mg 0%

Mineral chart - relative view

Iron
5.5 mg
TOP 10%
Sodium
697 mg
TOP 12%
Copper
0.4 mg
TOP 22%
Selenium
44 µg
TOP 23%
Calcium
70 mg
TOP 28%
Phosphorus
200 mg
TOP 38%
Zinc
0.92 mg
TOP 55%
Manganese
0.12 mg
TOP 59%
Potassium
138 mg
TOP 74%
Magnesium
13 mg
TOP 77%

Vitamin coverage chart

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%
Vitamin A: 3333 IU of 5,000 IU 67%
Vitamin E : 0 mg of 15 mg 0%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 2 mg of 90 mg 2%
Vitamin B1: 0.088 mg of 1 mg 7%
Vitamin B2: 0.299 mg of 1 mg 23%
Vitamin B3: 2.51 mg of 16 mg 16%
Vitamin B5: 1.2 mg of 5 mg 24%
Vitamin B6: 0.06 mg of 1 mg 5%
Folate: 60 µg of 400 µg 15%
Vitamin B12: 9.4 µg of 2 µg 392%
Vitamin K: 0 µg of 120 µg 0%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin A
3333 IU
TOP 12%
Vitamin B12
9.4 µg
TOP 15%
Vitamin B2
0.299 mg
TOP 26%
Folate
60 µg
TOP 32%
Vitamin B5
1.2 mg
TOP 32%
Vitamin C
2 mg
TOP 36%
Vitamin B1
0.088 mg
TOP 53%
Vitamin B3
2.51 mg
TOP 54%
Vitamin B6
0.06 mg
TOP 75%

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 173% 145% 130% 114% 124% 78% 98% 119% 130%
Tryptophan: 161 mg of 280 mg 58%
Threonine: 507 mg of 1,050 mg 48%
Isoleucine: 606 mg of 1,400 mg 43%
Leucine: 1029 mg of 2,730 mg 38%
Lysine: 863 mg of 2,100 mg 41%
Methionine: 270 mg of 1,050 mg 26%
Phenylalanine: 567 mg of 1,750 mg 32%
Valine: 719 mg of 1,820 mg 40%
Histidine: 303 mg of 700 mg 43%

Fat type information

14.45% 25.61% 0.84%
Saturated Fat: 14.45 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 25.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.84 g

All nutrients for Foie gras per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Net carbs N/A 58% 4.67g 11.6 times less than Chocolate Chocolate
Protein 27% 41% 11.4g 4 times more than Broccoli Broccoli
Fats 67% 4% 43.84g 1.3 times more than Cheese Cheese
Carbs 2% 61% 4.67g 6 times less than Rice Rice
Calories 23% 10% 462kcal 9.8 times more than Orange Orange
Fiber 0% 100% 0g N/A Orange
Calcium 7% 28% 70mg 1.8 times less than Milk Milk
Iron 69% 10% 5.5mg 2.1 times more than Beef Beef
Magnesium 3% 77% 13mg 10.8 times less than Almond Almond
Phosphorus 29% 38% 200mg 1.1 times more than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Potassium 4% 74% 138mg 1.1 times less than Cucumber Cucumber
Sodium 30% 12% 697mg 1.4 times more than White Bread White Bread
Zinc 8% 55% 0.92mg 6.9 times less than Beef Beef
Copper 44% 22% 0.4mg 2.8 times more than Shiitake Shiitake
Vitamin A 67% 12% 3333IU 5 times less than Carrot Carrot
Vitamin C 2% 36% 2mg 26.5 times less than Lemon Lemon
Vitamin B1 7% 53% 0.09mg 3 times less than Pea Pea
Vitamin B2 23% 26% 0.3mg 2.3 times more than Avocado Avocado
Vitamin B3 16% 54% 2.51mg 3.8 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 24% 32% 1.2mg 1.1 times more than Sunflower seed Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 5% 75% 0.06mg 2 times less than Oat Oat
Folate 15% 32% 60µg Equal to Brussels sprout Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 392% 15% 9.4µg 13.4 times more than Pork Pork
Tryptophan 0% 70% 0.16mg 1.9 times less than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 73% 0.51mg 1.4 times less than Beef Beef
Isoleucine 0% 72% 0.61mg 1.5 times less than Salmon Salmon
Leucine 0% 73% 1.03mg 2.4 times less than Tuna Tuna
Lysine 0% 72% 0.86mg 1.9 times more than Tofu Tofu
Methionine 0% 73% 0.27mg 2.8 times more than Quinoa Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 73% 0.57mg 1.2 times less than Egg Egg
Valine 0% 71% 0.72mg 2.8 times less than Soybean Soybean
Histidine 0% 74% 0.3mg 2.5 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Cholesterol 50% 7% 150mg 2.5 times less than Egg Egg
Saturated Fat 72% 8% 14.45g 2.5 times more than Beef Beef
Monounsaturated Fat N/A 10% 25.61g 2.6 times more than Avocado Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat N/A 49% 0.84g 56.2 times less than Walnut Walnut

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NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 462
% Daily Value*
68%
Total Fat 44g
64%
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat g
50%
Cholesterol 150mg
30%
Sodium 697mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 11g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 70mg 7%

Iron 6mg 75%

Potassium 138mg 4%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
limit break
 ⓘ Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
ok
 ⓘ Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
limit break
 ⓘ Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
ok
 ⓘ Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
ok
 ⓘ While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Foie gras nutrition infographic

Foie gras nutrition infographic
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171100/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.