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Liver vs Duck meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Liver and Duck meat

  • Liver is higher than Duck meat in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Liver's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 765% higher.
  • Liver has 86 times more Vitamin A RAE than Duck meat. While Liver has 5405µg of Vitamin A RAE, Duck meat has only 63µg.
  • Duck meat has less Cholesterol.

The food types used in this comparison are Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised and Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted.

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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 Iron +563.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.9%
Contains more Zinc +261.3%
Contains more Copper +179.3%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +36%
Equal in Calcium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 673% 10% 104% 14% 7% 184% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 102% 12% 67% 18% 8% 51% 76%
Contains more Iron +563.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.9%
Contains more Zinc +261.3%
Contains more Copper +179.3%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Potassium +36%
Equal in Calcium - 11

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 +8470%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +716.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +334.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +216.7%
Contains more Folate +2616.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +6123.3%
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 13% 14% 3% 0% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 5% 38% 13%
Contains more Vitamin A +8470%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +716.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +334.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +216.7%
Contains more Folate +2616.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +6123.3%

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 Duck meat
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 Duck meat Opinion
Net carbs 3.76g 0g Liver
Protein 26.02g 18.99g Liver
Fats 4.4g 28.35g Duck meat
Carbs 3.76g 0g Liver
Calories 165kcal 337kcal Duck meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Liver
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 10mg 11mg Duck meat
Iron 17.92mg 2.7mg Liver
Magnesium 14mg 16mg Duck meat
Phosphorus 241mg 156mg Liver
Potassium 150mg 204mg Duck meat
Sodium 49mg 59mg Liver
Zinc 6.72mg 1.86mg Liver
Copper 0.634mg 0.227mg Liver
Vitamin A 17997IU 210IU Liver
Vitamin E mg 0.7mg Duck meat
Vitamin D IU 3IU Duck meat
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Duck meat
Vitamin C 23.6mg 0mg Liver
Vitamin B1 0.258mg 0.174mg Liver
Vitamin B2 2.196mg 0.269mg Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435mg 4.825mg Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774mg 1.098mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57mg 0.18mg Liver
Folate 163µg 6µg Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67µg 0.3µg Liver
Vitamin K µg 5.1µg Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.366mg 0.232mg Liver
Threonine 1.107mg 0.773mg Liver
Isoleucine 1.32mg 0.872mg Liver
Leucine 2.319mg 1.465mg Liver
Lysine 2.007mg 1.486mg Liver
Methionine 0.645mg 0.475mg Liver
Phenylalanine 1.274mg 0.752mg Liver
Valine 1.607mg 0.938mg Liver
Histidine 0.708mg 0.462mg Liver
Cholesterol 355mg 84mg Duck meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.41g 9.67g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63g 12.9g Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05g 3.65g Duck meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Liver Duck meat
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
32
Duck meat
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
42
Duck meat

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
114%
Duck meat
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
0%
Duck meat
Fats
20%
Liver
131%
Duck meat

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 - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.26g)
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?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 271mg)
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. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/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.