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Meat vs Liver - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Meat and Liver

  • Meat has more Vitamin B1, however Liver is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Copper, Selenium, and Folate.
  • Liver's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 754% more.
  • Meat contains 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Liver. Meat contains 0.95mg of Vitamin B1, while Liver contains 0.258mg.
  • Meat contains less Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, 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
Meat
3
:
5
Liver
Contains more Potassium +180.7%
Contains more Magnesium +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.8%
Contains more Iron +1458.3%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +471.2%
Contains more Zinc +177.7%
Contains less Sodium -14%
Equal in Phosphorus - 241
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 2% 38% 21% 37% 66% 115% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 673% 3% 14% 10% 212% 184% 104% 7%
Contains more Potassium +180.7%
Contains more Magnesium +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.8%
Contains more Iron +1458.3%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +471.2%
Contains more Zinc +177.7%
Contains less Sodium -14%
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
Meat
5
:
7
Liver
Contains more Vitamin B1 +268.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +467.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +371.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3175.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 2% 6% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 72% 0% 0%
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 B1 +268.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +467.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +371.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +3175.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
65
Meat
397
Liver
Mineral Summary Score
41
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
157%
Meat
156%
Liver
Carbohydrates
0%
Meat
4%
Liver
Fats
16%
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.
Meat Liver
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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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 Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 282mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.212g)
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 - 8mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Liver
Liver is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Meat Liver Opinion
Calories 143 165 Liver
Protein 26.17 26.02 Meat
Fats 3.51 4.4 Liver
Vitamin C 0 23.6 Liver
Carbs 0 3.76 Liver
Cholesterol 73 355 Meat
Vitamin D 10 Meat
Iron 1.15 17.92 Liver
Calcium 6 10 Liver
Potassium 421 150 Meat
Magnesium 29 14 Meat
Sugar 0 Liver
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.111 0.634 Liver
Zinc 2.42 6.72 Liver
Starch
Phosphorus 267 241 Meat
Sodium 57 49 Liver
Vitamin A 0 17997 Liver
Vitamin E 0.08 Meat
Vitamin D 0.2 Meat
Vitamin B1 0.95 0.258 Meat
Vitamin B2 0.387 2.196 Liver
Vitamin B3 7.432 8.435 Liver
Vitamin B5 1.012 4.774 Liver
Vitamin B6 0.739 0.57 Meat
Vitamin B12 0.57 18.67 Liver
Vitamin K 0 Meat
Folate 0 163 Liver
Trans Fat 0.033 Liver
Saturated Fat 1.198 1.41 Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.334 0.63 Meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.506 1.05 Liver
Tryptophan 0.275 0.366 Liver
Threonine 1.175 1.107 Meat
Isoleucine 1.288 1.32 Liver
Leucine 2.229 2.319 Liver
Lysine 2.427 2.007 Meat
Methionine 0.721 0.645 Meat
Phenylalanine 1.1 1.274 Liver
Valine 1.367 1.607 Liver
Histidine 1.13 0.708 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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.