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Chicken meat vs. Chicken liver — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chicken meat and Chicken liver?

  • Chicken liver has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Iron, Selenium, Copper, and Vitamin B6 than Chicken meat.
  • Chicken liver's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 678% higher.
  • Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol.

We used Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Chicken, liver, all classes, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +21.1%
Contains more Iron +613.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.2%
Contains less Sodium -13.4%
Contains more Zinc +37.6%
Contains more Copper +645.5%
Contains more Manganese +1175%
Contains more Selenium +128.5%
Equal in Potassium - 230
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 3% 338% 14% 128% 21% 10% 73% 164% 34% 298%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +21.1%
Contains more Iron +613.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.2%
Contains less Sodium -13.4%
Contains more Zinc +37.6%
Contains more Copper +645.5%
Contains more Manganese +1175%
Contains more Selenium +128.5%
Equal in Potassium - 230

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 K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +6780.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +384.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +958.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +505.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.3%
Contains more Folate +11660%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +5426.7%
Contains more Choline +195%
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 665% 14% 0% 60% 77% 411% 183% 374% 197% 441% 2073% 107% 0%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +6780.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +159.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +384.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +958.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +505.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.3%
Contains more Folate +11660%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +5426.7%
Contains more Choline +195%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +61.3%
Contains more Fats +181.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +28.6%
Equal in Other - 1.06
27% 14% 59%
Protein: 27.3 g
Fats: 13.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.45 g
Other: 0 g
17% 5% 76%
Protein: 16.92 g
Fats: 4.83 g
Carbs: 0.73 g
Water: 76.46 g
Other: 1.06 g
Contains more Protein +61.3%
Contains more Fats +181.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +28.6%
Equal in Other - 1.06

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +327.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +127.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.8%
31% 44% 25%
Saturated Fat: 3.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.97 g
38% 30% 32%
Saturated Fat: 1.563 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.249 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.306 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +327.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +127.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Chicken liver Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.73g Chicken liver
Protein 27.3g 16.92g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 4.83g Chicken meat
Carbs 0g 0.73g Chicken liver
Calories 239kcal 119kcal Chicken meat
Calcium 15mg 8mg Chicken meat
Iron 1.26mg 8.99mg Chicken liver
Magnesium 23mg 19mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 182mg 297mg Chicken liver
Potassium 223mg 230mg Chicken liver
Sodium 82mg 71mg Chicken liver
Zinc 1.94mg 2.67mg Chicken liver
Copper 0.066mg 0.492mg Chicken liver
Manganese 0.02mg 0.255mg Chicken liver
Selenium 23.9µg 54.6µg Chicken liver
Vitamin A 161IU 11078IU Chicken liver
Vitamin A RAE 48µg 3296µg Chicken liver
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.7mg Chicken liver
Vitamin D 2IU 0IU Chicken meat
Vitamin C 0mg 17.9mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.305mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 1.778mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 9.728mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 6.233mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.853mg Chicken liver
Folate 5µg 588µg Chicken liver
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 16.58µg Chicken liver
Choline 65.9mg 194.4mg Chicken liver
Vitamin K 2.4µg 0µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.176mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 0.725mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg 0.813mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 1.512mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg 1.332mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726mg 0.432mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 0.824mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg 0.998mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg 0.507mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 88mg 345mg Chicken meat
Trans Fat 0.065g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 3.79g 1.563g Chicken 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 1.249g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 1.306g Chicken meat
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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Chicken liver
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
36%
Chicken meat
354%
Chicken liver
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Chicken meat
108%
Chicken liver

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 257mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken liver
Chicken liver contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken liver
Chicken liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.227g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken liver
Chicken liver is cheaper (difference - $1)
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)

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. Chicken liver - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171060/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.