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Liver vs Short ribs - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Liver and Short ribs different?

  • Liver is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Copper, and Folate, however Short ribs are richer in Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Liver is 669% higher.
  • Liver contains 33 times more Folate than Short ribs. While Liver contains 163µg of Folate, Short ribs contain only 5µg.
  • Short ribs have less Cholesterol.

Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised and Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +675.8%
Contains more Copper +540.4%
Contains more Zinc +37.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.8%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +49.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 15
Equal in Sodium - 50
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 673% 3% 14% 10% 212% 184% 104% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 87% 4% 20% 11% 33% 134% 70% 7%
Contains more Iron +675.8%
Contains more Copper +540.4%
Contains more Zinc +37.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.8%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +49.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 15
Equal in Sodium - 50

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +416%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1364%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +244%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1794.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +159.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +612.6%
Contains more Folate +3160%
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 0% 0% 6% 21% 13% 35% 46% 16% 51% 328% 6% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +416%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1364%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +244%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1794.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +159.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +612.6%
Contains more Folate +3160%

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 Short ribs
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Liver Short ribs Opinion
Calories 165kcal 471kcal Short ribs
Protein 26.02g 21.57g Liver
Fats 4.4g 41.98g Short ribs
Vitamin C 23.6mg 0mg Liver
Net carbs 3.76g 0g Liver
Carbs 3.76g 0g Liver
Cholesterol 355mg 94mg Short ribs
Vitamin D IU 27IU Short ribs
Iron 17.92mg 2.31mg Liver
Calcium 10mg 12mg Short ribs
Potassium 150mg 224mg Short ribs
Magnesium 14mg 15mg Short ribs
Sugar g 0g Liver
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.634mg 0.099mg Liver
Zinc 6.72mg 4.88mg Liver
Starch g g
Phosphorus 241mg 162mg Liver
Sodium 49mg 50mg Liver
Vitamin A 17997IU 0IU Liver
Vitamin E mg 0.29mg Short ribs
Vitamin D µg 0.7µg Short ribs
Vitamin B1 0.258mg 0.05mg Liver
Vitamin B2 2.196mg 0.15mg Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435mg 2.452mg Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774mg 0.252mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57mg 0.22mg Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67µg 2.62µg Liver
Vitamin K µg 2.4µg Short ribs
Folate 163µg 5µg Liver
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.41g 17.8g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63g 18.88g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05g 1.53g Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.366mg 0.142mg Liver
Threonine 1.107mg 0.862mg Liver
Isoleucine 1.32mg 0.981mg Liver
Leucine 2.319mg 1.716mg Liver
Lysine 2.007mg 1.823mg Liver
Methionine 0.645mg 0.562mg Liver
Phenylalanine 1.274mg 0.852mg Liver
Valine 1.607mg 1.07mg Liver
Histidine 0.708mg 0.688mg Liver
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Liver Short ribs
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
44
Short ribs
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
45
Short ribs

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
129%
Short ribs
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
0%
Short ribs
Fats
20%
Liver
194%
Short ribs

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Short ribs
Short ribs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 261mg)
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 - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 16.39g)
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 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. Short ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168613/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.