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

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +805.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +632.2%
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% 3% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +805.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +632.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Liver Lamb and mutton
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
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

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.

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.