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Liver vs Pâté - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Liver and Pâté?

  • Pâté has less Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Zinc than Liver.
  • Liver's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 645% higher.
  • Liver has 10 times more Vitamin B6 than Pâté. Liver has 0.57mg of Vitamin B6, while Pâté has 0.06mg.
  • Pâté contains less Cholesterol.

We used Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised and Pate, liver, not specified, canned 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
Liver
7
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1
Pâté
Contains more Iron +225.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.5%
Contains less Sodium -93%
Contains more Zinc +135.8%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Potassium - 138
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 673% 10% 104% 14% 7% 184% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 78% 134%
Contains more Iron +225.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.5%
Contains less Sodium -93%
Contains more Zinc +135.8%
Contains more Copper +58.5%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Potassium - 138

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
:
0
Pâté
Contains more Vitamin A +445.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +1080%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +760%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +266%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +850%
Contains more Folate +171.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +483.4%
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 198% 0% 0% 7% 8% 139% 62% 72% 14% 45% 400% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +445.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +1080%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +760%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +266%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +297.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +850%
Contains more Folate +171.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +483.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Liver Pâté Opinion
Net carbs 3.76g 1.5g Liver
Protein 26.02g 14.2g Liver
Fats 4.4g 28g Pâté
Carbs 3.76g 1.5g Liver
Calories 165kcal 319kcal Pâté
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 10mg 70mg Pâté
Iron 17.92mg 5.5mg Liver
Magnesium 14mg 13mg Liver
Phosphorus 241mg 200mg Liver
Potassium 150mg 138mg Liver
Sodium 49mg 697mg Liver
Zinc 6.72mg 2.85mg Liver
Copper 0.634mg 0.4mg Liver
Vitamin A 17997IU 3300IU Liver
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 23.6mg 2mg Liver
Vitamin B1 0.258mg 0.03mg Liver
Vitamin B2 2.196mg 0.6mg Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435mg 3.3mg Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774mg 1.2mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57mg 0.06mg Liver
Folate 163µg 60µg Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67µg 3.2µg Liver
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.366mg 0.157mg Liver
Threonine 1.107mg 0.568mg Liver
Isoleucine 1.32mg 0.554mg Liver
Leucine 2.319mg 1.05mg Liver
Lysine 2.007mg 0.838mg Liver
Methionine 0.645mg 0.284mg Liver
Phenylalanine 1.274mg 0.582mg Liver
Valine 1.607mg 0.768mg Liver
Histidine 0.708mg 0.298mg Liver
Cholesterol 355mg 255mg Pâté
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.41g 9.57g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63g 12.36g Pâté
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05g 3.16g Pâté

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Liver Pâté
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
79
Pâté
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
80
Pâté

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
85%
Pâté
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
2%
Pâté
Fats
20%
Liver
129%
Pâté

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pâté
Pâté is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 100mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pâté
Pâté is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Liver
Liver contains less Sodium (difference - 648mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.16g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Liver
Liver is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)

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. Pâté - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172930/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.