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Chicken thigh vs. Liver — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chicken thigh and Liver different?

  • Liver is higher than Chicken thigh in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Copper, Folate, Zinc, and Vitamin C.
  • Liver covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 764% more than Chicken thigh.
  • Chicken thigh is lower in Cholesterol.

Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, cooked, fried and Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised types were used in this article.

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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 +30%
Contains more Magnesium +85.7%
Contains more Potassium +72.7%
Contains more Iron +1127.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -48.4%
Contains more Zinc +140.9%
Contains more Copper +604.4%
Contains more Manganese +1011.1%
Contains more Selenium +229.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 55% 19% 86% 23% 13% 77% 30% 4% 112%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 673% 10% 104% 14% 7% 184% 212% 40% 369%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Magnesium +85.7%
Contains more Potassium +72.7%
Contains more Iron +1127.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -48.4%
Contains more Zinc +140.9%
Contains more Copper +604.4%
Contains more Manganese +1011.1%
Contains more Selenium +229.3%

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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Liver
Contains more Vitamin A +25610%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +193.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +761.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +271.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Folate +1711.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +5557.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 0% 6% 0% 22% 59% 134% 78% 88% 7% 42% 0% 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 1080% 0% 0% 79% 65% 507% 159% 287% 132% 123% 2334% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +25610%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +193.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +761.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +271.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Folate +1711.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +5557.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +134.1%
Contains more Carbs +218.6%
Contains more Other +45.6%
Equal in Protein - 26.02
Equal in Water - 64.32
28% 10% 59%
Protein: 28.18 g
Fats: 10.3 g
Carbs: 1.18 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 1.03 g
26% 4% 4% 64%
Protein: 26.02 g
Fats: 4.4 g
Carbs: 3.76 g
Water: 64.32 g
Other: 1.5 g
Contains more Fats +134.1%
Contains more Carbs +218.6%
Contains more Other +45.6%
Equal in Protein - 26.02
Equal in Water - 64.32

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +506.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +131.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -49.3%
31% 42% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.78 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.43 g
46% 20% 34%
Saturated Fat: 1.41 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.63 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.05 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +506.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +131.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -49.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken thigh Liver Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 3.76g Liver
Protein 28.18g 26.02g Chicken thigh
Fats 10.3g 4.4g Chicken thigh
Carbs 1.18g 3.76g Liver
Calories 218kcal 165kcal Chicken thigh
Calcium 13mg 10mg Chicken thigh
Iron 1.46mg 17.92mg Liver
Magnesium 26mg 14mg Chicken thigh
Phosphorus 199mg 241mg Liver
Potassium 259mg 150mg Chicken thigh
Sodium 95mg 49mg Liver
Zinc 2.79mg 6.72mg Liver
Copper 0.09mg 0.634mg Liver
Manganese 0.027mg 0.3mg Liver
Selenium 20.5µg 67.5µg Liver
Vitamin A 70IU 17997IU Liver
Vitamin A RAE 5405µg Liver
Vitamin D 8IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin D 0.2µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin C 0mg 23.6mg Liver
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.258mg Liver
Vitamin B2 0.255mg 2.196mg Liver
Vitamin B3 7.12mg 8.435mg Liver
Vitamin B5 1.285mg 4.774mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.38mg 0.57mg Liver
Folate 9µg 163µg Liver
Vitamin B12 0.33µg 18.67µg Liver
Tryptophan 0.329mg 0.366mg Liver
Threonine 1.188mg 1.107mg Chicken thigh
Isoleucine 1.486mg 1.32mg Chicken thigh
Leucine 2.115mg 2.319mg Liver
Lysine 2.384mg 2.007mg Chicken thigh
Methionine 0.778mg 0.645mg Chicken thigh
Phenylalanine 1.121mg 1.274mg Liver
Valine 1.397mg 1.607mg Liver
Histidine 0.874mg 0.708mg Chicken thigh
Cholesterol 102mg 355mg Chicken thigh
Saturated Fat 2.78g 1.41g Liver
Omega-3 - DHA 0.05g 0.03g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - DPA 0.03g 0.04g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 3.82g 0.63g Chicken thigh
Polyunsaturated fat 2.43g 1.05g Chicken thigh

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken thigh 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
34%
Chicken thigh
366%
Liver
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Chicken thigh
161%
Liver

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Liver
Liver contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.37g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 253mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

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 thigh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172387/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.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.