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Chicken liver vs. Beef Liver — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chicken liver and Beef Liver

  • Chicken liver has more Folate, Selenium, and Iron, however, Beef Liver is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Choline, and Phosphorus.
  • Beef Liver covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 2250% more than Chicken liver.
  • Chicken liver has 2 times more Folate than Beef Liver. While Chicken liver has 588µg of Folate, Beef Liver has only 253µg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chicken, liver, all classes, raw and Beef, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised.

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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 +33.3%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -10.1%
Contains more Selenium +51.2%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.3%
Contains more Potassium +53%
Contains more Zinc +98.5%
Contains more Copper +2803%
Contains more Manganese +39.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 338% 14% 128% 21% 10% 73% 164% 34% 298%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 246% 15% 213% 32% 11% 145% 4761% 47% 197%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -10.1%
Contains more Selenium +51.2%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +67.3%
Contains more Potassium +53%
Contains more Zinc +98.5%
Contains more Copper +2803%
Contains more Manganese +39.6%

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 E +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +842.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.2%
Contains more Folate +132.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +186.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +325.7%
Contains more Choline +119.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 665% 14% 0% 60% 77% 411% 183% 374% 197% 441% 2073% 107% 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 1903% 11% 36% 7% 49% 791% 329% 427% 235% 190% 8823% 233% 9%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +842.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +57.2%
Contains more Folate +132.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +186.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +325.7%
Contains more Choline +119.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +30%
Contains more Protein +71.9%
Contains more Carbs +602.7%
Contains more Other +62.3%
Equal in Fats - 5.26
17% 5% 76%
Protein: 16.92 g
Fats: 4.83 g
Carbs: 0.73 g
Water: 76.46 g
Other: 1.06 g
29% 5% 5% 59% 2%
Protein: 29.08 g
Fats: 5.26 g
Carbs: 5.13 g
Water: 58.81 g
Other: 1.72 g
Contains more Water +30%
Contains more Protein +71.9%
Contains more Carbs +602.7%
Contains more Other +62.3%
Equal in Fats - 5.26

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -47%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +11.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +17.8%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 1.124
38% 30% 32%
Saturated Fat: 1.563 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.249 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.306 g
57% 22% 21%
Saturated Fat: 2.947 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.124 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.109 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -47%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +11.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +17.8%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 1.124

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken liver Beef Liver Opinion
Net carbs 0.73g 5.13g Beef Liver
Protein 16.92g 29.08g Beef Liver
Fats 4.83g 5.26g Beef Liver
Carbs 0.73g 5.13g Beef Liver
Calories 119kcal 191kcal Beef Liver
Calcium 8mg 6mg Chicken liver
Iron 8.99mg 6.54mg Chicken liver
Magnesium 19mg 21mg Beef Liver
Phosphorus 297mg 497mg Beef Liver
Potassium 230mg 352mg Beef Liver
Sodium 71mg 79mg Chicken liver
Zinc 2.67mg 5.3mg Beef Liver
Copper 0.492mg 14.283mg Beef Liver
Manganese 0.255mg 0.356mg Beef Liver
Selenium 54.6µg 36.1µg Chicken liver
Vitamin A 11078IU 31714IU Beef Liver
Vitamin A RAE 3296µg 9442µg Beef Liver
Vitamin E 0.7mg 0.51mg Chicken liver
Vitamin D 0IU 49IU Beef Liver
Vitamin D 0µg 1.2µg Beef Liver
Vitamin C 17.9mg 1.9mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B1 0.305mg 0.194mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B2 1.778mg 3.425mg Beef Liver
Vitamin B3 9.728mg 17.525mg Beef Liver
Vitamin B5 6.233mg 7.11mg Beef Liver
Vitamin B6 0.853mg 1.017mg Beef Liver
Folate 588µg 253µg Chicken liver
Vitamin B12 16.58µg 70.58µg Beef Liver
Choline 194.4mg 426mg Beef Liver
Vitamin K 0µg 3.3µg Beef Liver
Tryptophan 0.176mg 0.368mg Beef Liver
Threonine 0.725mg 1.215mg Beef Liver
Isoleucine 0.813mg 1.352mg Beef Liver
Leucine 1.512mg 2.67mg Beef Liver
Lysine 1.332mg 2.247mg Beef Liver
Methionine 0.432mg 0.759mg Beef Liver
Phenylalanine 0.824mg 1.515mg Beef Liver
Valine 0.998mg 1.761mg Beef Liver
Histidine 0.507mg 0.879mg Beef Liver
Cholesterol 345mg 396mg Chicken liver
Trans Fat 0.065g 0.365g Chicken liver
Saturated Fat 1.563g 2.947g Chicken liver
Monounsaturated Fat 1.249g 1.124g Chicken liver
Polyunsaturated fat 1.306g 1.109g Chicken liver
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.005g 0.011g Beef Liver
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.475g 0.659g Beef Liver
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.006g 0.025g Beef Liver
Omega-3 - ALA 0.006g 0.017g Beef Liver

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Chicken liver Beef Liver
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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
354%
Chicken liver
1003%
Beef Liver
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
108%
Chicken liver
567%
Beef Liver

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken liver
Chicken liver contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken liver
Chicken liver is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken liver
Chicken liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.384g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef Liver
Beef Liver is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef Liver
Beef Liver is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef Liver
Beef Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Chicken liver - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171060/nutrients
  2. Beef Liver - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168626/nutrients

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

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