Foie gras is the oversized fatty liver of a duck or goose that has been fattened, typically through force-feeding, with corn. It is banned or restricted in some regions due to the practice of force-feeding being viewed as unneccessarily cruel.
Foie gras is a source of multiple micronutrients, including iron, vitamin B12, vitamin A, and selenium. It is high in sodium and cholesterol and very high in fat and calories. Mechanical force feeding through the use of a gavage has shown to damage the esophagus and stomachs of the birds as well as to cause increased mortality ahead of slaughter.
Foie gras, paté de foie gras