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

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What are the differences between Duck meat and Chicken liver?

  • Chicken liver is richer than Duck meat in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Folate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Iron, Selenium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Chicken liver's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 678% more.
  • Duck meat has 6 times more Saturated Fat than Chicken liver. While Duck meat has 9.67g of Saturated Fat, Chicken liver has only 1.563g.

We used Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Chicken, liver, all classes, raw types 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 +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.9%
Contains more Iron +233%
Contains more Magnesium +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.4%
Contains more Potassium +12.7%
Contains more Zinc +43.5%
Contains more Copper +116.7%
Contains more Manganese +1242.1%
Contains more Selenium +173%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 102% 12% 67% 18% 8% 51% 76% 3% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 338% 14% 128% 21% 10% 73% 164% 34% 298%
Contains more Calcium +37.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.9%
Contains more Iron +233%
Contains more Magnesium +18.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +90.4%
Contains more Potassium +12.7%
Contains more Zinc +43.5%
Contains more Copper +116.7%
Contains more Manganese +1242.1%
Contains more Selenium +173%

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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +5175.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +561%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +467.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373.9%
Contains more Folate +9700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +5426.7%
Contains more Choline +285.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.7
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 13% 14% 3% 0% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 5% 38% 28% 13%
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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +5175.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +561%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +467.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373.9%
Contains more Folate +9700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +5426.7%
Contains more Choline +285.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.7

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +12.2%
Contains more Fats +487%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +47.5%
Contains more Other +29.3%
19% 28% 52%
Protein: 18.99 g
Fats: 28.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 51.84 g
Other: 0.82 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 +12.2%
Contains more Fats +487%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +47.5%
Contains more Other +29.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +932.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +179.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -83.8%
37% 49% 14%
Saturated Fat: 9.67 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.65 g
38% 30% 32%
Saturated Fat: 1.563 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.249 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.306 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +932.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +179.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -83.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Duck meat Chicken liver
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Duck meat Chicken liver Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.73g Chicken liver
Protein 18.99g 16.92g Duck meat
Fats 28.35g 4.83g Duck meat
Carbs 0g 0.73g Chicken liver
Calories 337kcal 119kcal Duck meat
Calcium 11mg 8mg Duck meat
Iron 2.7mg 8.99mg Chicken liver
Magnesium 16mg 19mg Chicken liver
Phosphorus 156mg 297mg Chicken liver
Potassium 204mg 230mg Chicken liver
Sodium 59mg 71mg Duck meat
Zinc 1.86mg 2.67mg Chicken liver
Copper 0.227mg 0.492mg Chicken liver
Manganese 0.019mg 0.255mg Chicken liver
Selenium 20µg 54.6µg Chicken liver
Vitamin A 210IU 11078IU Chicken liver
Vitamin A RAE 63µg 3296µg Chicken liver
Vitamin E 0.7mg 0.7mg
Vitamin D 3IU 0IU Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Duck meat
Vitamin C 0mg 17.9mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B1 0.174mg 0.305mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B2 0.269mg 1.778mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B3 4.825mg 9.728mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B5 1.098mg 6.233mg Chicken liver
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.853mg Chicken liver
Folate 6µg 588µg Chicken liver
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 16.58µg Chicken liver
Choline 50.4mg 194.4mg Chicken liver
Vitamin K 5.1µg 0µg Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.176mg Duck meat
Threonine 0.773mg 0.725mg Duck meat
Isoleucine 0.872mg 0.813mg Duck meat
Leucine 1.465mg 1.512mg Chicken liver
Lysine 1.486mg 1.332mg Duck meat
Methionine 0.475mg 0.432mg Duck meat
Phenylalanine 0.752mg 0.824mg Chicken liver
Valine 0.938mg 0.998mg Chicken liver
Histidine 0.462mg 0.507mg Chicken liver
Cholesterol 84mg 345mg Duck meat
Trans Fat 0.065g Duck meat
Saturated Fat 9.67g 1.563g Chicken liver
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9g 1.249g Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65g 1.306g Duck 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
Duck 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
32%
Duck meat
354%
Chicken liver
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
45%
Duck meat
108%
Chicken liver

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 261mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken liver
Chicken liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.107g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken liver
Chicken liver is cheaper (difference - $2)
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. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/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.