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Liver vs Veal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Liver and Veal

  • Liver has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Copper, and Folate, however Veal has more Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Liver is 725% higher.
  • Veal has 18 times less Iron than Liver. Liver has 17.92mg of Iron, while Veal has 0.99mg.
  • Veal is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised and Veal, ground, 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
5
:
3
Veal
Contains more Iron +1710.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -41%
Contains more Zinc +73.6%
Contains more Copper +515.5%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Magnesium +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +124.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 217
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 673% 10% 104% 14% 7% 184% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35%
Contains more Iron +1710.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -41%
Contains more Zinc +73.6%
Contains more Copper +515.5%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Magnesium +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +124.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 217

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
:
3
Veal
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +268.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +713.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +311.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.2%
Contains more Folate +1381.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1370.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.03
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 0% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +268.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +713.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +311.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.2%
Contains more Folate +1381.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1370.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.03

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 Veal
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 Veal Opinion
Net carbs 3.76g 0g Liver
Protein 26.02g 24.38g Liver
Fats 4.4g 7.56g Veal
Carbs 3.76g 0g Liver
Calories 165kcal 172kcal Veal
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Liver
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 10mg 17mg Veal
Iron 17.92mg 0.99mg Liver
Magnesium 14mg 24mg Veal
Phosphorus 241mg 217mg Liver
Potassium 150mg 337mg Veal
Sodium 49mg 83mg Liver
Zinc 6.72mg 3.87mg Liver
Copper 0.634mg 0.103mg Liver
Vitamin A 17997IU 0IU Liver
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Veal
Vitamin D IU 0IU Veal
Vitamin D µg 0µg Veal
Vitamin C 23.6mg 0mg Liver
Vitamin B1 0.258mg 0.07mg Liver
Vitamin B2 2.196mg 0.27mg Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435mg 8.03mg Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774mg 1.16mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57mg 0.39mg Liver
Folate 163µg 11µg Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67µg 1.27µg Liver
Vitamin K µg 1.2µg Veal
Tryptophan 0.366mg 0.247mg Liver
Threonine 1.107mg 1.065mg Liver
Isoleucine 1.32mg 1.201mg Liver
Leucine 2.319mg 1.94mg Liver
Lysine 2.007mg 2.009mg Veal
Methionine 0.645mg 0.569mg Liver
Phenylalanine 1.274mg 0.984mg Liver
Valine 1.607mg 1.347mg Liver
Histidine 0.708mg 0.885mg Veal
Cholesterol 355mg 103mg Veal
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.41g 3.04g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63g 2.84g Veal
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05g 0.55g Liver

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Liver Veal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
47
Veal
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
42
Veal

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
146%
Veal
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
0%
Veal
Fats
20%
Liver
35%
Veal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Veal
Veal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 252mg)
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 - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.63g)
Which food is cheaper?
Liver
Liver is cheaper (difference - $1.9)
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. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.