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Liver vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Liver and Pork

  • Liver has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Copper, Selenium, and Folate, while Pork has more Vitamin B1.
  • Liver covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 749% more than Pork.
  • Liver contains 2703 times more Vitamin A than Pork. While Liver contains 5405µg of Vitamin A, Pork contains only 2µg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Pork is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled.

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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
4
:
4
Pork
Contains more Iron +1959.8%
Contains more Copper +768.5%
Contains more Zinc +181.2%
Contains less Sodium -21%
Contains more Calcium +90%
Contains more Potassium +182%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 246
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 673% 3% 14% 10% 212% 184% 104% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Contains more Iron +1959.8%
Contains more Copper +768.5%
Contains more Zinc +181.2%
Contains less Sodium -21%
Contains more Calcium +90%
Contains more Potassium +182%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Equal in Phosphorus - 246

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
:
4
Pork
Contains more Vitamin C +3833.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +257000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +584.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +584%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2567.1%
Contains more Folate +3160%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +239.9%
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 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +3833.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +257000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +584.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +584%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2567.1%
Contains more Folate +3160%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +239.9%

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
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
37
Pork

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
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
0%
Pork
Fats
20%
Liver
64%
Pork

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

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Liver Pork
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 275mg)
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 - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.82g)
Which food is cheaper?
Liver
Liver is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
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 Pork Opinion
Calories 165 242 Pork
Protein 26.02 27.32 Pork
Fats 4.4 13.92 Pork
Vitamin C 23.6 0.6 Liver
Carbs 3.76 0 Liver
Cholesterol 355 80 Pork
Vitamin D 53 Pork
Iron 17.92 0.87 Liver
Calcium 10 19 Pork
Potassium 150 423 Pork
Magnesium 14 28 Pork
Sugar 0 Liver
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.634 0.073 Liver
Zinc 6.72 2.39 Liver
Starch
Phosphorus 241 246 Pork
Sodium 49 62 Liver
Vitamin A 17997 7 Liver
Vitamin E 0.29 Pork
Vitamin D 1.3 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.258 0.877 Pork
Vitamin B2 2.196 0.321 Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435 5.037 Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774 0.698 Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57 0.464 Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67 0.7 Liver
Vitamin K 0 Pork
Folate 163 5 Liver
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.41 5.23 Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63 6.19 Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05 1.2 Pork
Tryptophan 0.366 0.338 Liver
Threonine 1.107 1.234 Pork
Isoleucine 1.32 1.26 Liver
Leucine 2.319 2.177 Liver
Lysine 2.007 2.446 Pork
Methionine 0.645 0.712 Pork
Phenylalanine 1.274 1.086 Liver
Valine 1.607 1.473 Liver
Histidine 0.708 1.067 Pork
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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.