Free-range Goose and Duck Foie Gras des Landes
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Nutritional value of Foie Gras

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

  • Energy: 1,933 kJ (462 kcal)
  • Carbohydrates: 4.67 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.0 g
  • Fat: 43.84 g
  • Protein: 11.40 g
  • Thiamine (vit. B1): 0.088 mg (8%)
  • Riboflavin (vit. B2): 0.299 mg (25%)
  • Niacin (vit. B3): 2.51 mg (17%)
  • Sodium: 697 mg (46%)
Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.

Foie Gras contains a large amount of natural, unprocessed fat, a non negligible amount of good cholesterol yet a surprisingly low amount of carbohydrates as well as nearly no sugar.
Interestingly enough apples and figs are complementary with Foie Gras, they are a match in nutritional heaven. Goose and duck Foie Gras are rich in monounsaturated essential fatty acids beneficial to your health. And it is the fat where the flavor is.
However, Foie Gras is no daily supplement or staple food, it is consumed on festive occasions in relatively small quantities as a hors d'oeuvre or appetizer, rarely as a full meal. Remember, just like caviar, Foie Gras is a luxury item.