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Liverwurst vs Liver - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Liverwurst and Liver

  • Liver has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin B2, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin B5, and Folate than Liverwurst.
  • Liver's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 217% more.
  • Liverwurst contains 7 times more Saturated Fat than Liver. Liverwurst contains 9.925g of Saturated Fat, while Liver contains 1.41g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Liverwurst spread 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
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Liver
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Contains more Iron +102.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +164.2%
Contains more Zinc +192.2%
Contains less Sodium -93%
Equal in Phosphorus - 241
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 332% 7% 15% 9% 80% 63% 99% 92%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 673% 3% 14% 10% 212% 184% 104% 7%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Contains more Iron +102.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Copper +164.2%
Contains more Zinc +192.2%
Contains less Sodium -93%
Equal in Phosphorus - 241

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 +574.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +32%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +38.7%
Contains more Folate +443.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.258
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 12% 819% 0% 0% 68% 238% 81% 178% 44% 1683% 0% 23%
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 +574.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +32%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +38.7%
Contains more Folate +443.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.258

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
262
Liverwurst
397
Liver
Mineral Summary Score
87
Liverwurst
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
74%
Liverwurst
156%
Liver
Carbohydrates
6%
Liverwurst
4%
Liver
Fats
117%
Liverwurst
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.
Liverwurst Liver
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

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Liverwurst Liver
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Liverwurst
Liverwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 237mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Liver
Liver is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Liver
Liver contains less Sodium (difference - 651mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.515g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Liver
Liver is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Liver
Liver is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
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 Liverwurst Liver Opinion
Calories 305 165 Liverwurst
Protein 12.38 26.02 Liver
Fats 25.45 4.4 Liverwurst
Vitamin C 3.5 23.6 Liver
Carbs 5.89 3.76 Liverwurst
Cholesterol 118 355 Liverwurst
Vitamin D
Iron 8.85 17.92 Liver
Calcium 22 10 Liverwurst
Potassium 170 150 Liverwurst
Magnesium 12 14 Liver
Sugar 1.65 Liver
Fiber 2.5 0 Liverwurst
Copper 0.24 0.634 Liver
Zinc 2.3 6.72 Liver
Starch
Phosphorus 230 241 Liver
Sodium 700 49 Liver
Vitamin A 13636 17997 Liver
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.272 0.258 Liverwurst
Vitamin B2 1.03 2.196 Liver
Vitamin B3 4.3 8.435 Liver
Vitamin B5 2.95 4.774 Liver
Vitamin B6 0.19 0.57 Liver
Vitamin B12 13.46 18.67 Liver
Vitamin K
Folate 30 163 Liver
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.925 1.41 Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 12.286 0.63 Liverwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 2.427 1.05 Liverwurst
Tryptophan 0.151 0.366 Liver
Threonine 0.671 1.107 Liver
Isoleucine 0.653 1.32 Liver
Leucine 1.139 2.319 Liver
Lysine 1.155 2.007 Liver
Methionine 0.285 0.645 Liver
Phenylalanine 0.617 1.274 Liver
Valine 0.857 1.607 Liver
Histidine 0.448 0.708 Liver
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. Liverwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174596/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.