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Liver vs Cervelat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Liver and Cervelat different?

  • Liver is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Copper, and Folate, however Cervelat is richer in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Liver is 601% higher.
  • Liver contains 82 times more Folate than Cervelat. While Liver contains 163µg of Folate, Cervelat contains only 2µg.
  • Cervelat has less Cholesterol.

Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised and Thuringer, cervelat, summer sausage, beef, pork are the varieties 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Liver
6
:
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Iron +778.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Zinc +162.5%
Contains more Copper +322.7%
Contains more Potassium +73.3%
Equal in Calcium - 9
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 673% 10% 104% 14% 7% 184% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 77% 10% 48% 23% 170% 70% 50%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Iron +778.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +117.1%
Contains less Sodium -96.2%
Contains more Zinc +162.5%
Contains more Copper +322.7%
Contains more Potassium +73.3%
Equal in Calcium - 9
Equal in Magnesium - 14

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
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +72%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +565.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +119.2%
Contains more Folate +8050%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +239.5%
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% 5% 34% 56% 38% 77% 81% 0% 60% 2% 688% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +72%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +565.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +119.2%
Contains more Folate +8050%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +239.5%

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 Cervelat
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Liver Cervelat Opinion
Net carbs 3.76g 3.33g Liver
Protein 26.02g 17.45g Liver
Fats 4.4g 30.43g Cervelat
Carbs 3.76g 3.33g Liver
Calories 165kcal 362kcal Cervelat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.85g Liver
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 10mg 9mg Liver
Iron 17.92mg 2.04mg Liver
Magnesium 14mg 14mg
Phosphorus 241mg 111mg Liver
Potassium 150mg 260mg Cervelat
Sodium 49mg 1300mg Liver
Zinc 6.72mg 2.56mg Liver
Copper 0.634mg 0.15mg Liver
Vitamin A 17997IU 0IU Liver
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Cervelat
Vitamin D IU 44IU Cervelat
Vitamin D µg 1.1µg Cervelat
Vitamin C 23.6mg 16.6mg Liver
Vitamin B1 0.258mg 0.15mg Liver
Vitamin B2 2.196mg 0.33mg Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435mg 4.31mg Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774mg mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57mg 0.26mg Liver
Folate 163µg 2µg Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67µg 5.5µg Liver
Vitamin K µg 1.3µg Cervelat
Tryptophan 0.366mg mg Liver
Threonine 1.107mg mg Liver
Isoleucine 1.32mg mg Liver
Leucine 2.319mg mg Liver
Lysine 2.007mg mg Liver
Methionine 0.645mg mg Liver
Phenylalanine 1.274mg mg Liver
Valine 1.607mg mg Liver
Histidine 0.708mg mg Liver
Cholesterol 355mg 74mg Cervelat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.41g 11.51g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63g 12.97g Cervelat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05g 1.2g Cervelat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
87
Cervelat
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
56
Cervelat

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
105%
Cervelat
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
3%
Cervelat
Fats
20%
Liver
140%
Cervelat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Liver
Liver is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Liver
Liver contains less Sodium (difference - 1251mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.1g)
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 - $2.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cervelat
Cervelat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 281mg)

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. Cervelat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172940/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.