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Liver vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Liver and Turkey meat?

  • Liver is richer than Turkey meat in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Copper, Zinc, and Folate.
  • Liver's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 735% more.
  • Liver has 450 times more Vitamin A than Turkey meat. While Liver has 5405µg of Vitamin A, Turkey meat has only 12µg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Turkey meat is lower.

We used Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted types 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
Liver
5
:
Contains more Iron +1544%
Contains more Copper +581.7%
Contains more Zinc +171%
Contains less Sodium -52.4%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Potassium +59.3%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 223
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 673% 3% 14% 10% 212% 184% 104% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Contains more Iron +1544%
Contains more Copper +581.7%
Contains more Zinc +171%
Contains less Sodium -52.4%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Potassium +59.3%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 223

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
7
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +46046.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +473.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +681.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +403.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1730.4%
Contains more Folate +1711.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.616
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% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +46046.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +473.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +681.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +403.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1730.4%
Contains more Folate +1711.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.5%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.616

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
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
37
Turkey meat

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
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
20%
Liver
34%
Turkey meat

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 Turkey meat
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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Liver Turkey meat
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?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 246mg)
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 - 54mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.745g)
Which food is cheaper?
Liver
Liver is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
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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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 Turkey meat Opinion
Calories 165 189 Turkey meat
Protein 26.02 28.55 Turkey meat
Fats 4.4 7.39 Turkey meat
Vitamin C 23.6 0 Liver
Carbs 3.76 0.06 Liver
Cholesterol 355 109 Turkey meat
Vitamin D 15 Turkey meat
Iron 17.92 1.09 Liver
Calcium 10 14 Turkey meat
Potassium 150 239 Turkey meat
Magnesium 14 30 Turkey meat
Sugar 0 Liver
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.634 0.093 Liver
Zinc 6.72 2.48 Liver
Starch
Phosphorus 241 223 Liver
Sodium 49 103 Liver
Vitamin A 17997 39 Liver
Vitamin E 0.07 Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4 Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.258 0.045 Liver
Vitamin B2 2.196 0.281 Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435 9.573 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 4.774 0.948 Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57 0.616 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 18.67 1.02 Liver
Vitamin K 0 Turkey meat
Folate 163 9 Liver
Trans Fat 0.101 Liver
Saturated Fat 1.41 2.155 Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63 2.647 Turkey meat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05 2.119 Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.366 0.291 Liver
Threonine 1.107 1.004 Liver
Isoleucine 1.32 0.796 Liver
Leucine 2.319 1.925 Liver
Lysine 2.007 2.282 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.645 0.724 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 1.274 0.903 Liver
Valine 1.607 0.902 Liver
Histidine 0.708 0.749 Turkey meat
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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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.