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Chicken liver vs. Headcheese — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chicken liver and Headcheese

  • Headcheese contains less Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Copper than Chicken liver.
  • Chicken liver's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 647% higher.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Headcheese is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Chicken, liver, all classes, raw and Headcheese, pork.

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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 Iron +499.3%
Contains more Magnesium +111.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +430.4%
Contains more Potassium +641.9%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Zinc +175.3%
Contains more Copper +303.3%
Contains more Selenium +54500%
Contains more Calcium +100%
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 5% 57% 7% 24% 3% 123% 27% 41% 0% 1%
Contains more Iron +499.3%
Contains more Magnesium +111.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +430.4%
Contains more Potassium +641.9%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Zinc +175.3%
Contains more Copper +303.3%
Contains more Selenium +54500%
Contains more Calcium +100%

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 E +180%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1226.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1446.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2110.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +348.9%
Contains more Folate +29300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1479%
Contains more Choline +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
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 0% 5% 27% 0% 6% 27% 9% 0% 44% 2% 132% 57% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +180%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1226.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1446.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +2110.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +348.9%
Contains more Folate +29300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1479%
Contains more Choline +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +22.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +125.7%
Contains more Other +34.9%
Equal in Water - 73.84
17% 5% 76%
Protein: 16.92 g
Fats: 4.83 g
Carbs: 0.73 g
Water: 76.46 g
Other: 1.06 g
14% 11% 74%
Protein: 13.83 g
Fats: 10.9 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.84 g
Other: 1.43 g
Contains more Protein +22.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +125.7%
Contains more Other +34.9%
Equal in Water - 73.84

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -54.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +348.4%
38% 30% 32%
Saturated Fat: 1.563 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.249 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.306 g
34% 55% 11%
Saturated Fat: 3.402 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.601 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.134 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -54.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +348.4%

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 Headcheese
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken liver Headcheese Opinion
Net carbs 0.73g 0g Chicken liver
Protein 16.92g 13.83g Chicken liver
Fats 4.83g 10.9g Headcheese
Carbs 0.73g 0g Chicken liver
Calories 119kcal 157kcal Headcheese
Calcium 8mg 16mg Headcheese
Iron 8.99mg 1.5mg Chicken liver
Magnesium 19mg 9mg Chicken liver
Phosphorus 297mg 56mg Chicken liver
Potassium 230mg 31mg Chicken liver
Sodium 71mg 941mg Chicken liver
Zinc 2.67mg 0.97mg Chicken liver
Copper 0.492mg 0.122mg Chicken liver
Manganese 0.255mg Chicken liver
Selenium 54.6µg 0.1µg Chicken liver
Vitamin A 11078IU 0IU Chicken liver
Vitamin A RAE 3296µg 0µg Chicken liver
Vitamin E 0.7mg 0.25mg Chicken liver
Vitamin D 0IU 37IU Headcheese
Vitamin D 0µg 0.9µg Headcheese
Vitamin C 17.9mg 0mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B1 0.305mg 0.023mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B2 1.778mg 0.115mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B3 9.728mg 0.44mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B5 6.233mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B6 0.853mg 0.19mg Chicken liver
Folate 588µg 2µg Chicken liver
Vitamin B12 16.58µg 1.05µg Chicken liver
Choline 194.4mg 104.1mg Chicken liver
Vitamin K 0µg 3.4µg Headcheese
Tryptophan 0.176mg Chicken liver
Threonine 0.725mg Chicken liver
Isoleucine 0.813mg Chicken liver
Leucine 1.512mg Chicken liver
Lysine 1.332mg Chicken liver
Methionine 0.432mg Chicken liver
Phenylalanine 0.824mg Chicken liver
Valine 0.998mg Chicken liver
Histidine 0.507mg Chicken liver
Cholesterol 345mg 69mg Headcheese
Trans Fat 0.065g Headcheese
Saturated Fat 1.563g 3.402g Chicken liver
Monounsaturated Fat 1.249g 5.601g Headcheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.306g 1.134g Chicken liver
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.005g Chicken liver
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.475g Chicken liver
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.006g Chicken liver
Omega-3 - ALA 0.006g Chicken liver

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Chicken liver Headcheese
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
24%
Headcheese
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
108%
Chicken liver
28%
Headcheese

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Headcheese
Headcheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 276mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken liver
Chicken liver contains less Sodium (difference - 870mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken liver
Chicken liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.839g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicken liver
Chicken liver is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken liver
Chicken 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Headcheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171630/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.