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Liver vs. Pork chop — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Liver and Pork chop

  • Liver is higher than Pork chop in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Copper, Selenium, Folate, and Zinc.
  • Liver's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 750% higher.
  • Pork chop has less Cholesterol.

The food types used in this comparison are Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised and Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +1959.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.8%
Contains more Zinc +113.3%
Contains more Copper +503.8%
Contains more Manganese +2900%
Contains more Selenium +85.4%
Contains more Calcium +460%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +110%
Equal in Phosphorus - 241
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 673% 10% 104% 14% 7% 184% 212% 40% 369%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35% 2% 199%
Contains more Iron +1959.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.8%
Contains more Zinc +113.3%
Contains more Copper +503.8%
Contains more Manganese +2900%
Contains more Selenium +85.4%
Contains more Calcium +460%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +110%
Equal in Phosphorus - 241

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Liver
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Contains more Vitamin A +119880%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +601.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +332.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2728.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 7.927
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1080% 0% 0% 79% 65% 507% 159% 287% 132% 123% 2334% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 5% 30% 0% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 0% 83% 37% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +119880%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +601.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +332.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2728.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +89.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 7.927

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +212.5%
Contains more Fats +226.1%
Equal in Protein - 23.72
Equal in Water - 61.45
26% 4% 4% 64%
Protein: 26.02 g
Fats: 4.4 g
Carbs: 3.76 g
Water: 64.32 g
Other: 1.5 g
24% 14% 61%
Protein: 23.72 g
Fats: 14.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 61.45 g
Other: 0.48 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +212.5%
Contains more Fats +226.1%
Equal in Protein - 23.72
Equal in Water - 61.45

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +675.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +80.4%
46% 20% 34%
Saturated Fat: 1.41 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.63 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.05 g
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 4.339 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.887 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.894 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +675.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +80.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Liver Pork chop
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Liver Pork chop Opinion
Net carbs 3.76g 0g Liver
Protein 26.02g 23.72g Liver
Fats 4.4g 14.35g Pork chop
Carbs 3.76g 0g Liver
Calories 165kcal 231kcal Pork chop
Calcium 10mg 56mg Pork chop
Iron 17.92mg 0.87mg Liver
Magnesium 14mg 20mg Pork chop
Phosphorus 241mg 241mg
Potassium 150mg 315mg Pork chop
Sodium 49mg 74mg Liver
Zinc 6.72mg 3.15mg Liver
Copper 0.634mg 0.105mg Liver
Manganese 0.3mg 0.01mg Liver
Selenium 67.5µg 36.4µg Liver
Vitamin A 17997IU 15IU Liver
Vitamin A RAE 5405µg 4µg Liver
Vitamin E 0.21mg Pork chop
Vitamin D 40IU Pork chop
Vitamin D 1µg Pork chop
Vitamin C 23.6mg 0mg Liver
Vitamin B1 0.258mg 0.49mg Pork chop
Vitamin B2 2.196mg 0.313mg Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435mg 7.927mg Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774mg 1.104mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57mg 0.489mg Liver
Folate 163µg 0µg Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67µg 0.66µg Liver
Choline 67.5mg Pork chop
Tryptophan 0.366mg 0.282mg Liver
Threonine 1.107mg 1.043mg Liver
Isoleucine 1.32mg 1.123mg Liver
Leucine 2.319mg 1.952mg Liver
Lysine 2.007mg 2.109mg Pork chop
Methionine 0.645mg 0.65mg Pork chop
Phenylalanine 1.274mg 0.985mg Liver
Valine 1.607mg 1.2mg Liver
Histidine 0.708mg 0.965mg Pork chop
Cholesterol 355mg 78mg Pork chop
Trans Fat 0.066g Liver
Saturated Fat 1.41g 4.339g Liver
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g 0.001g Liver
Omega-3 - DPA 0.04g 0.011g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63g 4.887g Pork chop
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05g 1.894g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.065g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.922g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.003g Pork chop
Omega-3 - ALA 0.065g Pork chop

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Liver Pork chop
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
366%
Liver
52%
Pork chop
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
161%
Liver
53%
Pork chop

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 277mg)
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 - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.929g)
Which food is cheaper?
Liver
Liver is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Liver - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167863/nutrients
  2. Pork chop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167824/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.