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Liver vs Brisket - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Liver and Brisket

  • Liver has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Copper, Folate, and Vitamin B3, however Brisket has more Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Liver is 677% higher.
  • Brisket has 23 times less Folate than Liver. Liver has 163µg of Folate, while Brisket has 7µg.
  • Brisket is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised and Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw.

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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
Liver
6
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Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +833.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains less Sodium -38%
Contains more Zinc +55.9%
Contains more Copper +692.5%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Potassium +120%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 673% 10% 104% 14% 7% 184% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 72% 17% 87% 30% 11% 118% 27%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +833.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.9%
Contains less Sodium -38%
Contains more Zinc +55.9%
Contains more Copper +692.5%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Potassium +120%

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
Liver
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1191.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1264%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.7%
Contains more Folate +2228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +668.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1080% 0% 0% 79% 65% 507% 159% 287% 132% 123% 2334% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 7% 0% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 6% 304% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1191.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1264%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.7%
Contains more Folate +2228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +668.3%

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.
Liver Brisket
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Liver Brisket Opinion
Net carbs 3.76g 0g Liver
Protein 26.02g 20.72g Liver
Fats 4.4g 7.37g Brisket
Carbs 3.76g 0g Liver
Calories 165kcal 155kcal Liver
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Liver
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 10mg 5mg Liver
Iron 17.92mg 1.92mg Liver
Magnesium 14mg 23mg Brisket
Phosphorus 241mg 201mg Liver
Potassium 150mg 330mg Brisket
Sodium 49mg 79mg Liver
Zinc 6.72mg 4.31mg Liver
Copper 0.634mg 0.08mg Liver
Vitamin A 17997IU 0IU Liver
Vitamin E mg 0.32mg Brisket
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 23.6mg 0mg Liver
Vitamin B1 0.258mg 0.1mg Liver
Vitamin B2 2.196mg 0.17mg Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435mg 3.94mg Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774mg 0.35mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57mg 0.42mg Liver
Folate 163µg 7µg Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67µg 2.43µg Liver
Vitamin K µg 1.3µg Brisket
Tryptophan 0.366mg 0.232mg Liver
Threonine 1.107mg 0.905mg Liver
Isoleucine 1.32mg 0.931mg Liver
Leucine 2.319mg 1.637mg Liver
Lysine 2.007mg 1.724mg Liver
Methionine 0.645mg 0.53mg Liver
Phenylalanine 1.274mg 0.809mg Liver
Valine 1.607mg 1.008mg Liver
Histidine 0.708mg 0.709mg Brisket
Cholesterol 355mg 62mg Brisket
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.41g 2.59g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63g 3.46g Brisket
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05g 0.23g Liver

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Liver Brisket
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
397
Liver
48
Brisket
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
45
Brisket

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
156%
Liver
124%
Brisket
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
0%
Brisket
Fats
20%
Liver
34%
Brisket

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 - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.18g)
Which food is cheaper?
Liver
Liver is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 293mg)
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

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. Liver - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167863/nutrients
  2. Brisket - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168607/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.