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Turkey meat vs Liver - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Turkey meat and Liver?

  • 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.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Turkey meat is lower.

We used Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised 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
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Potassium +59.3%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Iron +1544%
Contains more Copper +581.7%
Contains more Zinc +171%
Contains less Sodium -52.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 241
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 673% 3% 14% 10% 212% 184% 104% 7%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Potassium +59.3%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Iron +1544%
Contains more Copper +581.7%
Contains more Zinc +171%
Contains less Sodium -52.4%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Liver
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.5%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.57
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.5%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.57

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.
Turkey meat Liver
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 Turkey meat Liver Opinion
Calories 189kcal 165kcal Turkey meat
Protein 28.55g 26.02g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 4.4g Turkey meat
Vitamin C 0mg 23.6mg Liver
Net carbs 0.06g 3.76g Liver
Carbs 0.06g 3.76g Liver
Cholesterol 109mg 355mg Turkey meat
Vitamin D 15IU IU Turkey meat
Iron 1.09mg 17.92mg Liver
Calcium 14mg 10mg Turkey meat
Potassium 239mg 150mg Turkey meat
Magnesium 30mg 14mg Turkey meat
Sugar 0g g Liver
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.093mg 0.634mg Liver
Zinc 2.48mg 6.72mg Liver
Starch g g
Phosphorus 223mg 241mg Liver
Sodium 103mg 49mg Liver
Vitamin A 39IU 17997IU Liver
Vitamin E 0.07mg mg Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4µg µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.258mg Liver
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 2.196mg Liver
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 8.435mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 4.774mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.57mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 18.67µg Liver
Vitamin K 0µg µg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 163µg Liver
Trans Fat 0.101g g Liver
Saturated Fat 2.155g 1.41g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 0.63g Turkey meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 1.05g Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.366mg Liver
Threonine 1.004mg 1.107mg Liver
Isoleucine 0.796mg 1.32mg Liver
Leucine 1.925mg 2.319mg Liver
Lysine 2.282mg 2.007mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724mg 0.645mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 1.274mg Liver
Valine 0.902mg 1.607mg Liver
Histidine 0.749mg 0.708mg Turkey meat
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Turkey meat Liver
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
50
Turkey meat
397
Liver
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
150
Liver

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
171%
Turkey meat
156%
Liver
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
4%
Liver
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
20%
Liver

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?
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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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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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/nutrients
  2. Liver - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167863/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.