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Chicken meat vs Liver - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chicken meat and Liver

  • The amount of Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Copper, Zinc, and Folate in Liver is higher than in Chicken meat.
  • Liver covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 765% more than Chicken meat.
  • Chicken meat contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Pork, fresh, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +48.7%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Iron +1322.2%
Contains more Copper +860.6%
Contains more Zinc +246.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -40.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 5% 20% 17% 22% 53% 78% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 673% 3% 14% 10% 212% 184% 104% 7%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +48.7%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Iron +1322.2%
Contains more Copper +860.6%
Contains more Zinc +246.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -40.2%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Liver
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +11078.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +309.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1207.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +363.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +6123.3%
Contains more Folate +3160%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.435
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 10% 6% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 38% 6% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 79% 1080% 0% 0% 65% 507% 159% 287% 132% 2334% 0% 123%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +11078.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +309.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1207.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +363.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +6123.3%
Contains more Folate +3160%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.435

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
36
Chicken meat
397
Liver
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
150
Liver

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
164%
Chicken meat
156%
Liver
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
4%
Liver
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
20%
Liver

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chicken meat Liver
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Chicken meat Liver
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Liver
Liver is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Liver
Liver contains less Sodium (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.38g)
Which food is cheaper?
Liver
Liver is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 267mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Liver Opinion
Calories 239 165 Chicken meat
Protein 27.3 26.02 Chicken meat
Fats 13.6 4.4 Chicken meat
Vitamin C 0 23.6 Liver
Net carbs 0 3.759999990463257 Liver
Carbs 0 3.76 Liver
Cholesterol 88 355 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2 Chicken meat
Iron 1.26 17.92 Liver
Calcium 15 10 Chicken meat
Potassium 223 150 Chicken meat
Magnesium 23 14 Chicken meat
Sugar 0 Liver
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.066 0.634 Liver
Zinc 1.94 6.72 Liver
Starch
Phosphorus 182 241 Liver
Sodium 82 49 Liver
Vitamin A 161 17997 Liver
Vitamin E 0.27 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0 Chicken meat
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.258 Liver
Vitamin B2 0.168 2.196 Liver
Vitamin B3 8.487 8.435 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03 4.774 Liver
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.57 Liver
Vitamin B12 0.3 18.67 Liver
Vitamin K 2.4 Chicken meat
Folate 5 163 Liver
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.79 1.41 Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34 0.63 Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97 1.05 Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305 0.366 Liver
Threonine 1.128 1.107 Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362 1.32 Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986 2.319 Liver
Lysine 2.223 2.007 Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726 0.645 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061 1.274 Liver
Valine 1.325 1.607 Liver
Histidine 0.802 0.708 Chicken meat
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/nutrients
  2. Liver - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167863/nutrients

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

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