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

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A recap on differences between Chicken meat and Beef Liver

  • Beef Liver is higher than Chicken meat in Vitamin B12, Copper, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Iron, Choline, Folate, and Vitamin B3.
  • Beef Liver covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 2928% more than Chicken meat.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Chicken meat is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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 +150%
Contains more Iron +419%
Contains more Phosphorus +173.1%
Contains more Potassium +57.8%
Contains more Zinc +173.2%
Contains more Copper +21540.9%
Contains more Manganese +1680%
Contains more Selenium +51%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Sodium - 79
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22% 3% 131%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 246% 15% 213% 32% 11% 145% 4761% 47% 197%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +419%
Contains more Phosphorus +173.1%
Contains more Potassium +57.8%
Contains more Zinc +173.2%
Contains more Copper +21540.9%
Contains more Manganese +1680%
Contains more Selenium +51%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Sodium - 79

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 +19598.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1938.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +590.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.3%
Contains more Folate +4960%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23426.7%
Contains more Choline +546.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +37.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 36% 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 1903% 11% 36% 7% 49% 791% 329% 427% 235% 190% 8823% 233% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +19598.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +207.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1938.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +106.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +590.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +154.3%
Contains more Folate +4960%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23426.7%
Contains more Choline +546.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +37.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +158.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Protein - 29.08
Equal in Water - 58.81
Equal in Other - 1.72
27% 14% 59%
Protein: 27.3 g
Fats: 13.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.45 g
Other: 0 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 Fats +158.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Protein - 29.08
Equal in Water - 58.81
Equal in Other - 1.72

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +375.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +167.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -22.2%
31% 44% 25%
Saturated Fat: 3.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.97 g
57% 22% 21%
Saturated Fat: 2.947 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.124 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.109 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +375.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +167.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -22.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Beef Liver Opinion
Net carbs 0g 5.13g Beef Liver
Protein 27.3g 29.08g Beef Liver
Fats 13.6g 5.26g Chicken meat
Carbs 0g 5.13g Beef Liver
Calories 239kcal 191kcal Chicken meat
Calcium 15mg 6mg Chicken meat
Iron 1.26mg 6.54mg Beef Liver
Magnesium 23mg 21mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 182mg 497mg Beef Liver
Potassium 223mg 352mg Beef Liver
Sodium 82mg 79mg Beef Liver
Zinc 1.94mg 5.3mg Beef Liver
Copper 0.066mg 14.283mg Beef Liver
Manganese 0.02mg 0.356mg Beef Liver
Selenium 23.9µg 36.1µg Beef Liver
Vitamin A 161IU 31714IU Beef Liver
Vitamin A RAE 48µg 9442µg Beef Liver
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.51mg Beef Liver
Vitamin D 2IU 49IU Beef Liver
Vitamin D 0µg 1.2µg Beef Liver
Vitamin C 0mg 1.9mg Beef Liver
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.194mg Beef Liver
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 3.425mg Beef Liver
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 17.525mg Beef Liver
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 7.11mg Beef Liver
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 1.017mg Beef Liver
Folate 5µg 253µg Beef Liver
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 70.58µg Beef Liver
Choline 65.9mg 426mg Beef Liver
Vitamin K 2.4µg 3.3µg Beef Liver
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.368mg Beef Liver
Threonine 1.128mg 1.215mg Beef Liver
Isoleucine 1.362mg 1.352mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 2.67mg Beef Liver
Lysine 2.223mg 2.247mg Beef Liver
Methionine 0.726mg 0.759mg Beef Liver
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 1.515mg Beef Liver
Valine 1.325mg 1.761mg Beef Liver
Histidine 0.802mg 0.879mg Beef Liver
Cholesterol 88mg 396mg Chicken meat
Trans Fat 0.365g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 3.79g 2.947g Beef Liver
Omega-3 - DHA 0.04g 0g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 1.124g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 1.109g Chicken meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.011g Beef Liver
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.659g Beef Liver
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.025g Beef Liver
Omega-3 - ALA 0.017g Beef Liver

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Beef Liver
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
36%
Chicken meat
1003%
Beef Liver
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Chicken meat
567%
Beef Liver

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 308mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef Liver
Beef Liver contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef Liver
Beef Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.843g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef Liver
Beef Liver is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef Liver
Beef Liver is cheaper (difference - $1)
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)

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 meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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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