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Beef shank vs. Beef Liver raw — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Beef shank and Beef Liver raw

  • Beef shank has more Zinc, however, Beef Liver raw is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Folate, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Beef Liver raw covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 2313% more than Beef shank.
  • Beef shank has 3 times more Zinc than Beef Liver raw. While Beef shank has 10.49mg of Zinc, Beef Liver raw has only 4mg.
  • Beef shank has less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beef, shank crosscuts, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked, simmered and Beef, variety meats and by-products, liver, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +540%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +42.8%
Contains more Zinc +162.3%
Contains more Iron +26.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.1%
Contains more Copper +5571.5%
Contains more Manganese +1450%
Contains more Selenium +32.3%
Equal in Sodium - 69
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 145% 22% 113% 40% 9% 287% 58% 3% 164%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 184% 13% 166% 28% 9% 110% 3252% 41% 217%
Contains more Calcium +540%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +42.8%
Contains more Zinc +162.3%
Contains more Iron +26.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.1%
Contains more Copper +5571.5%
Contains more Manganese +1450%
Contains more Selenium +32.3%
Equal in Sodium - 69

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1211.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1649.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +192.7%
Contains more Folate +2800%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1464.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 35% 49% 111% 25% 86% 8% 474% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1014% 8% 36% 5% 48% 636% 248% 431% 250% 218% 7413% 182% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1211.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1649.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +192.7%
Contains more Folate +2800%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1464.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +65.4%
Contains more Fats +75.2%
Contains more Other +33.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +21.6%
34% 6% 58% 2%
Protein: 33.68 g
Fats: 6.36 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 58.21 g
Other: 1.75 g
20% 4% 4% 71%
Protein: 20.36 g
Fats: 3.63 g
Carbs: 3.89 g
Water: 70.81 g
Other: 1.31 g
Contains more Protein +65.4%
Contains more Fats +75.2%
Contains more Other +33.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +21.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +497.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -46.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +121.4%
43% 53% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.86 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.21 g
57% 22% 21%
Saturated Fat: 1.233 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.479 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.465 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +497.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -46.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +121.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Beef shank Beef Liver raw
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef shank Beef Liver raw Opinion
Net carbs 0g 3.89g Beef Liver raw
Protein 33.68g 20.36g Beef shank
Fats 6.36g 3.63g Beef shank
Carbs 0g 3.89g Beef Liver raw
Calories 201kcal 135kcal Beef shank
Calcium 32mg 5mg Beef shank
Iron 3.86mg 4.9mg Beef Liver raw
Magnesium 30mg 18mg Beef shank
Phosphorus 263mg 387mg Beef Liver raw
Potassium 447mg 313mg Beef shank
Sodium 64mg 69mg Beef shank
Zinc 10.49mg 4mg Beef shank
Copper 0.172mg 9.755mg Beef Liver raw
Manganese 0.02mg 0.31mg Beef Liver raw
Selenium 30µg 39.7µg Beef Liver raw
Vitamin A 0IU 16898IU Beef Liver raw
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 4968µg Beef Liver raw
Vitamin E 0.38mg Beef Liver raw
Vitamin D 49IU Beef Liver raw
Vitamin D 1.2µg Beef Liver raw
Vitamin C 0mg 1.3mg Beef Liver raw
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.189mg Beef Liver raw
Vitamin B2 0.21mg 2.755mg Beef Liver raw
Vitamin B3 5.89mg 13.175mg Beef Liver raw
Vitamin B5 0.41mg 7.173mg Beef Liver raw
Vitamin B6 0.37mg 1.083mg Beef Liver raw
Folate 10µg 290µg Beef Liver raw
Vitamin B12 3.79µg 59.3µg Beef Liver raw
Choline 333.3mg Beef Liver raw
Vitamin K 3.1µg Beef Liver raw
Tryptophan 0.377mg 0.263mg Beef shank
Threonine 1.471mg 0.869mg Beef shank
Isoleucine 1.514mg 0.967mg Beef shank
Leucine 2.662mg 1.91mg Beef shank
Lysine 2.802mg 1.607mg Beef shank
Methionine 0.862mg 0.543mg Beef shank
Phenylalanine 1.315mg 1.084mg Beef shank
Valine 1.638mg 1.26mg Beef shank
Histidine 1.153mg 0.629mg Beef shank
Cholesterol 78mg 275mg Beef shank
Trans Fat 0.17g Beef shank
Saturated Fat 2.29g 1.233g Beef Liver raw
Monounsaturated Fat 2.86g 0.479g Beef shank
Polyunsaturated fat 0.21g 0.465g Beef Liver raw
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.01g Beef Liver raw
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.299g Beef Liver raw
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.009g Beef Liver raw
Omega-3 - ALA 0.007g Beef Liver raw

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Beef shank Beef Liver raw
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
60%
Beef shank
807%
Beef Liver raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
85%
Beef shank
402%
Beef Liver raw

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef shank
Beef shank contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 197mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef Liver raw
Beef Liver raw is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.057g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef Liver raw
Beef Liver raw is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef Liver raw
Beef Liver raw is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beef shank - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169442/nutrients
  2. Beef Liver raw - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169451/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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