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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
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5
Liver
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

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
171%
Turkey meat
156%
Liver
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
4%
Liver
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
20%
Liver

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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 in case of diets?

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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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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 246mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Liver
Liver contains less Sugars (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?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Turkey meat Liver Opinion
Calories 189 165 Turkey meat
Protein 28.55 26.02 Turkey meat
Fats 7.39 4.4 Turkey meat
Vitamin C 0 23.6 Liver
Carbs 0.06 3.76 Liver
Cholesterol 109 355 Turkey meat
Vitamin D 15 Turkey meat
Iron 1.09 17.92 Liver
Calcium 14 10 Turkey meat
Potassium 239 150 Turkey meat
Magnesium 30 14 Turkey meat
Sugars 0 Liver
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.093 0.634 Liver
Zinc 2.48 6.72 Liver
Starch
Phosphorus 223 241 Liver
Sodium 103 49 Liver
Vitamin A 39 17997 Liver
Vitamin E 0.07 Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4 Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.258 Liver
Vitamin B2 0.281 2.196 Liver
Vitamin B3 9.573 8.435 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948 4.774 Liver
Vitamin B6 0.616 0.57 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02 18.67 Liver
Vitamin K 0 Turkey meat
Folate 9 163 Liver
Trans Fat 0.101 Liver
Saturated Fat 2.155 1.41 Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647 0.63 Turkey meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119 1.05 Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.291 0.366 Liver
Threonine 1.004 1.107 Liver
Isoleucine 0.796 1.32 Liver
Leucine 1.925 2.319 Liver
Lysine 2.282 2.007 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724 0.645 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903 1.274 Liver
Valine 0.902 1.607 Liver
Histidine 0.749 0.708 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 of 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.