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Liver vs Liverwurst - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Liver and Liverwurst

  • Liver has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin B2, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin B5, and Folate than Liverwurst.
  • Liver's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 217% more.
  • Liver contains 5 times more Folate than Liverwurst. Liver contains 163µg of Folate, while Liverwurst contains 30µg.
  • Liverwurst contains less Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised and Liverwurst spread.

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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 +102.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -93%
Contains more Zinc +192.2%
Contains more Copper +164.2%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 230
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 673% 10% 104% 14% 7% 184% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 332% 9% 99% 15% 92% 63% 80%
Contains more Iron +102.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -93%
Contains more Zinc +192.2%
Contains more Copper +164.2%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Potassium +13.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 230

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
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +32%
Contains more Vitamin C +574.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Folate +443.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +38.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.272
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 819% 0% 0% 12% 68% 238% 81% 178% 44% 23% 1683% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +32%
Contains more Vitamin C +574.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +113.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Folate +443.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +38.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.272

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Liver Liverwurst Opinion
Net carbs 3.76g 3.39g Liver
Protein 26.02g 12.38g Liver
Fats 4.4g 25.45g Liverwurst
Carbs 3.76g 5.89g Liverwurst
Calories 165kcal 305kcal Liverwurst
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 1.65g Liver
Fiber 0g 2.5g Liverwurst
Calcium 10mg 22mg Liverwurst
Iron 17.92mg 8.85mg Liver
Magnesium 14mg 12mg Liver
Phosphorus 241mg 230mg Liver
Potassium 150mg 170mg Liverwurst
Sodium 49mg 700mg Liver
Zinc 6.72mg 2.3mg Liver
Copper 0.634mg 0.24mg Liver
Vitamin A 17997IU 13636IU Liver
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 23.6mg 3.5mg Liver
Vitamin B1 0.258mg 0.272mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B2 2.196mg 1.03mg Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435mg 4.3mg Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774mg 2.95mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57mg 0.19mg Liver
Folate 163µg 30µg Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67µg 13.46µg Liver
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.366mg 0.151mg Liver
Threonine 1.107mg 0.671mg Liver
Isoleucine 1.32mg 0.653mg Liver
Leucine 2.319mg 1.139mg Liver
Lysine 2.007mg 1.155mg Liver
Methionine 0.645mg 0.285mg Liver
Phenylalanine 1.274mg 0.617mg Liver
Valine 1.607mg 0.857mg Liver
Histidine 0.708mg 0.448mg Liver
Cholesterol 355mg 118mg Liverwurst
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.41g 9.925g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63g 12.286g Liverwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05g 2.427g Liverwurst

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Liver Liverwurst
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
262
Liverwurst
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
87
Liverwurst

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
74%
Liverwurst
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
6%
Liverwurst
Fats
20%
Liver
117%
Liverwurst

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Liverwurst
Liverwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 237mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Liver
Liver is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Liver
Liver contains less Sodium (difference - 651mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.515g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Liver
Liver is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Liver
Liver is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Liverwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174596/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.