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Liver vs Corned beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Liver and Corned beef different?

  • Liver is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Copper, and Folate, while Corned beef is higher in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Liver covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 710% more than Corned beef.
  • Liver contains 27 times more Folate than Corned beef. Liver contains 163µg of Folate, while Corned beef contains 6µg.
  • Corned beef is lower in Cholesterol.

Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised and Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked types were 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
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +863.4%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.8%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Zinc +46.7%
Contains more Copper +311.7%
Equal in Potassium - 145
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% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +863.4%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +92.8%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Zinc +46.7%
Contains more Copper +311.7%
Equal in Potassium - 145

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 +892.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1191.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1036.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +147.8%
Contains more Folate +2616.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1045.4%
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% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +892.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1191.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1036.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +147.8%
Contains more Folate +2616.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1045.4%

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 Corned beef
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Liver Corned beef Opinion
Net carbs 3.76g 0.47g Liver
Protein 26.02g 18.17g Liver
Fats 4.4g 18.98g Corned beef
Carbs 3.76g 0.47g Liver
Calories 165kcal 251kcal Corned beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Liver
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 10mg 8mg Liver
Iron 17.92mg 1.86mg Liver
Magnesium 14mg 12mg Liver
Phosphorus 241mg 125mg Liver
Potassium 150mg 145mg Liver
Sodium 49mg 973mg Liver
Zinc 6.72mg 4.58mg Liver
Copper 0.634mg 0.154mg Liver
Vitamin A 17997IU 0IU Liver
Vitamin E mg 0.16mg Corned beef
Vitamin D IU 4IU Corned beef
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Corned beef
Vitamin C 23.6mg 0mg Liver
Vitamin B1 0.258mg 0.026mg Liver
Vitamin B2 2.196mg 0.17mg Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435mg 3.03mg Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774mg 0.42mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57mg 0.23mg Liver
Folate 163µg 6µg Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67µg 1.63µg Liver
Vitamin K µg 1.5µg Corned beef
Tryptophan 0.366mg 0.119mg Liver
Threonine 1.107mg 0.726mg Liver
Isoleucine 1.32mg 0.827mg Liver
Leucine 2.319mg 1.445mg Liver
Lysine 2.007mg 1.536mg Liver
Methionine 0.645mg 0.473mg Liver
Phenylalanine 1.274mg 0.718mg Liver
Valine 1.607mg 0.901mg Liver
Histidine 0.708mg 0.58mg Liver
Cholesterol 355mg 98mg Corned beef
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.41g 6.34g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63g 9.22g Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05g 0.67g Liver

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Liver Corned beef
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
33
Corned beef
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
56
Corned beef

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
109%
Corned beef
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
0%
Corned beef
Fats
20%
Liver
88%
Corned beef

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 - 924mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.93g)
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?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 257mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.