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Liver vs Lamb and mutton - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Liver and Lamb and mutton

  • Liver has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Copper, and Folate, while Lamb and mutton has more Vitamin A.
  • Liver covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 672% more than Lamb and mutton.
  • Liver contains 10 times more Iron than Lamb and mutton. While Liver contains 17.92mg of Iron, Lamb and mutton contains only 1.88mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Lamb and mutton is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised and Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked.

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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
5
:
Contains more Iron +853.2%
Contains more Copper +432.8%
Contains more Zinc +50.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Contains less Sodium -31.9%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Potassium +106.7%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 673% 3% 14% 10% 212% 184% 104% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 6% 28% 17% 40% 122% 81% 10%
Contains more Iron +853.2%
Contains more Copper +432.8%
Contains more Zinc +50.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Contains less Sodium -31.9%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Potassium +106.7%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +778.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +623.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +632.2%
Contains more Folate +805.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 79% 1080% 0% 0% 65% 507% 159% 287% 132% 2334% 0% 123%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 3% 3% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 319% 12% 14%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +778.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +623.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +632.2%
Contains more Folate +805.6%

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
52
Lamb and mutton
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
46
Lamb and mutton

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
147%
Lamb and mutton
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
0%
Lamb and mutton
Fats
20%
Liver
97%
Lamb and mutton

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 Lamb and mutton
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

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Liver Lamb and mutton
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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 - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.42g)
Which food is cheaper?
Liver
Liver is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 258mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Liver Lamb and mutton Opinion
Calories 165 294 Lamb and mutton
Protein 26.02 24.52 Liver
Fats 4.4 20.94 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 23.6 0 Liver
Carbs 3.76 0 Liver
Cholesterol 355 97 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D 2 Lamb and mutton
Iron 17.92 1.88 Liver
Calcium 10 17 Lamb and mutton
Potassium 150 310 Lamb and mutton
Magnesium 14 23 Lamb and mutton
Sugar 0 Liver
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.634 0.119 Liver
Zinc 6.72 4.46 Liver
Starch
Phosphorus 241 188 Liver
Sodium 49 72 Liver
Vitamin A 17997 0 Liver
Vitamin E 0.14 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D 0.1 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B1 0.258 0.1 Liver
Vitamin B2 2.196 0.25 Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435 6.66 Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774 0.66 Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57 0.13 Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67 2.55 Liver
Vitamin K 4.6 Lamb and mutton
Folate 163 18 Liver
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.41 8.83 Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63 8.82 Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05 1.51 Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.366 0.287 Liver
Threonine 1.107 1.05 Liver
Isoleucine 1.32 1.183 Liver
Leucine 2.319 1.908 Liver
Lysine 2.007 2.166 Lamb and mutton
Methionine 0.645 0.629 Liver
Phenylalanine 1.274 0.998 Liver
Valine 1.607 1.323 Liver
Histidine 0.708 0.777 Lamb and mutton
Fructose

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. Lamb and mutton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/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.