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Beef vs. Liverwurst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beef and Liverwurst different?

  • Beef is higher in Zinc, however, Liverwurst is richer in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Liverwurst is 454% higher.
  • Beef contains 3 times more Zinc than Liverwurst. While Beef contains 6.31mg of Zinc, Liverwurst contains only 2.3mg.
  • Beef has less Saturated Fat.

Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Liverwurst spread are the varieties used in this article.

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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 Magnesium +75%
Contains more Potassium +87.1%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Zinc +174.3%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +240.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.2%
Contains more Copper +182.4%
Contains more Manganese +1191.7%
Contains more Selenium +169.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29% 2% 118%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 332% 9% 99% 15% 92% 63% 80% 21% 317%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Potassium +87.1%
Contains less Sodium -89.7%
Contains more Zinc +174.3%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +240.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.2%
Contains more Copper +182.4%
Contains more Manganese +1191.7%
Contains more Selenium +169.8%

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.
Beef
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +151411.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +491.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +485.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348.3%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +409.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 819% 0% 0% 12% 68% 238% 81% 178% 44% 23% 1683% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +151411.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +491.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +485.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +348.3%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +409.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +109.5%
Contains more Fats +65.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +304.4%
Equal in Water - 53.53
26% 15% 58%
Protein: 25.93 g
Fats: 15.41 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.98 g
Other: 0.68 g
12% 25% 6% 54% 3%
Protein: 12.38 g
Fats: 25.45 g
Carbs: 5.89 g
Water: 53.53 g
Other: 2.75 g
Contains more Protein +109.5%
Contains more Fats +65.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +304.4%
Equal in Water - 53.53

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -40.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +84.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +401.4%
45% 51% 4%
Saturated Fat: 5.895 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.668 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.484 g
40% 50% 10%
Saturated Fat: 9.925 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.286 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.427 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -40.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +84.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +401.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Liverwurst Opinion
Net carbs 0g 3.39g Liverwurst
Protein 25.93g 12.38g Beef
Fats 15.41g 25.45g Liverwurst
Carbs 0g 5.89g Liverwurst
Calories 250kcal 305kcal Liverwurst
Sugar 0g 1.65g Beef
Fiber 0g 2.5g Liverwurst
Calcium 18mg 22mg Liverwurst
Iron 2.6mg 8.85mg Liverwurst
Magnesium 21mg 12mg Beef
Phosphorus 198mg 230mg Liverwurst
Potassium 318mg 170mg Beef
Sodium 72mg 700mg Beef
Zinc 6.31mg 2.3mg Beef
Copper 0.085mg 0.24mg Liverwurst
Manganese 0.012mg 0.155mg Liverwurst
Selenium 21.5µg 58µg Liverwurst
Vitamin A 9IU 13636IU Liverwurst
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 4091µg Liverwurst
Vitamin E 0.12mg Beef
Vitamin D 2IU Beef
Vitamin C 0mg 3.5mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.272mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 1.03mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 4.3mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658mg 2.95mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.19mg Beef
Folate 9µg 30µg Liverwurst
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 13.46µg Liverwurst
Vitamin K 1.2µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.151mg Liverwurst
Threonine 0.72mg 0.671mg Beef
Isoleucine 0.822mg 0.653mg Beef
Leucine 1.45mg 1.139mg Beef
Lysine 1.54mg 1.155mg Beef
Methionine 0.478mg 0.285mg Beef
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.617mg Beef
Valine 0.914mg 0.857mg Beef
Histidine 0.604mg 0.448mg Beef
Cholesterol 88mg 118mg Beef
Trans Fat 0.572g Liverwurst
Saturated Fat 5.895g 9.925g Beef
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g 0g Beef
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g 0g Beef
Omega-3 - DPA 0.016g 0g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 12.286g Liverwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 2.427g Liverwurst
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.012g Beef
Omega-3 - ALA 0.044g Beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef Liverwurst
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
52%
Beef
262%
Liverwurst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Beef
103%
Liverwurst

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Liverwurst
Liverwurst is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef
Beef is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 628mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.03g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/nutrients
  2. Liverwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174596/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.