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Liver vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Liver and Ground meat?

  • Ground meat has less Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Copper, Folate, and Vitamin B3 than Liver.
  • Liver's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 674% higher.
  • Liver has 1802 times more Vitamin A RAE than Ground meat. Liver has 5405µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Ground meat has 3µg.
  • Ground meat contains less Cholesterol.

We used Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked types in this comparison.

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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 +689.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.2%
Contains less Sodium -32.9%
Contains more Zinc +15.1%
Contains more Copper +702.5%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +60.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 673% 10% 104% 14% 7% 184% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Iron +689.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.2%
Contains less Sodium -32.9%
Contains more Zinc +15.1%
Contains more Copper +702.5%
Contains more Calcium +230%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +60.7%

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 +199866.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +405.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1184.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +832.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Contains more Folate +2228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +649.8%
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 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +199866.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +405.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1184.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +832.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +83.3%
Contains more Folate +2228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +649.8%

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 Ground 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 Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 3.76g 0g Liver
Protein 26.02g 23.87g Liver
Fats 4.4g 15.37g Ground meat
Carbs 3.76g 0g Liver
Calories 165kcal 241kcal Ground meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Liver
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 10mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 17.92mg 2.27mg Liver
Magnesium 14mg 17mg Ground meat
Phosphorus 241mg 166mg Liver
Potassium 150mg 241mg Ground meat
Sodium 49mg 73mg Liver
Zinc 6.72mg 5.84mg Liver
Copper 0.634mg 0.079mg Liver
Vitamin A 17997IU 9IU Liver
Vitamin E mg 0.12mg Ground meat
Vitamin D IU 2IU Ground meat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Ground meat
Vitamin C 23.6mg 0mg Liver
Vitamin B1 0.258mg 0.051mg Liver
Vitamin B2 2.196mg 0.171mg Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435mg 4.026mg Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774mg 0.512mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57mg 0.311mg Liver
Folate 163µg 7µg Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67µg 2.49µg Liver
Vitamin K µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.366mg 0.121mg Liver
Threonine 1.107mg 0.923mg Liver
Isoleucine 1.32mg 1.055mg Liver
Leucine 2.319mg 1.861mg Liver
Lysine 2.007mg 1.976mg Liver
Methionine 0.645mg 0.614mg Liver
Phenylalanine 1.274mg 0.931mg Liver
Valine 1.607mg 1.172mg Liver
Histidine 0.708mg 0.775mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 355mg 88mg Ground meat
Trans Fat g 1.173g Liver
Saturated Fat 1.41g 6.073g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63g 7.322g Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05g 0.408g Liver

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Liver Ground 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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
49
Ground 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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
0%
Ground meat
Fats
20%
Liver
71%
Ground 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 - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.663g)
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?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 267mg)
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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.