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Chicken vs Beef vs Pork liver

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 15, 2012 at 12:07 AM

For those that have tried each or some what are you thoughts on them? Nutrition, taste, price? I have an option of getting 2lbs of pasture raised pork liver for $10. But somewhere in my head I'm thinking I should stick with chicken or beef liver. Is this still conventional thoughts or am I right in thinking that?

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on September 15, 2012
at 05:28 PM

Agreed. I like poultry liver for frying. Pork liver I use for pate or some other sort of charcuterie.

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on September 15, 2012
at 02:12 PM

The cost was my thought, too.

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on September 15, 2012
at 01:31 PM

The Jaminet's of the Perfect Health Diet recommend avoiding pork liver.

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2012/02/chopped-liver-pate :

We would recommend beef or lamb liver (not pork liver ??? see the upcoming conclusion to the pork series) from a naturally pastured and fed animal. Chicken liver is also good, but again should be from a healthy naturally raised animal. We don???t normally insist on grassfed for most cuts, but it???s worth insisting on grassfed when you eat liver. The liver is a detoxification organ and unhealthy animals can easily have livers that are rich in toxins and inflammatory molecules.

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2012/02/the-trouble-with-pork-part-3-pathogens :

Hepatitis E viruses are most abundant in liver, intestine, and blood. Pork products containing these parts, such as sausage, may be best avoided.

Meat from parts of the pig with low viral titers, such as pork ribs or pork bellies, are likely to be safe to eat as long as they are well cooked. Be sure to wash the meat of all blood before cooking, and to cook thoroughly.

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on September 15, 2012
at 04:49 AM

From a culinary standpoint I favour duck and goose liver for pan-frying. Chicken liver for pat??. Pork liver is good for liver dumplings or caillettes - recipes, where the liver is cut up or ground and mixed with other things.

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on September 15, 2012
at 05:28 PM

Agreed. I like poultry liver for frying. Pork liver I use for pate or some other sort of charcuterie.

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on September 15, 2012
at 12:41 AM

Pork liver is delicious, you can prepare it just like chicken or beef liver.

However, at the farm I frequent it's usually about $2/lb. $5/lb seems high. I checked a few of the other farms that frequent the farmer's market and tehy are all around the $2-$3 mark. I think you are getting ripped off.

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on September 15, 2012
at 02:12 PM

The cost was my thought, too.

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on September 15, 2012
at 08:15 PM

The absolute best liver hands down is rabbit. It is sweet and tender with no bitter at all. If you have someone who sells rabbit at your Farmer's Market ask them for livers. Next best to me are lamb/goat. After that I would say beef, pork then chicken.

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on September 15, 2012
at 12:57 AM

You should eat all three.

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on June 30, 2014
at 09:11 AM

I would prefer for going with beef liver, which contains 26,973 IU of vitamin A, as compared to 15,306, IU and 11,335 IU in pork liver chicken liver. You may have to eat liver it twice if you are not supplementing with code liver oil. Liver is one of the main and important sources for retinol that is preformed vitamin A for problems related to skin. Vitamin B12 choline or folate is the other three main nutrients that is found abundantly in beef liver which is important in Paleo diet. Chloine is found in liver and egg yolks and if you are not consuming eggs you must focus on beef liver.

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on June 30, 2014
at 05:07 AM

I can't deal with the consistency of cooked liver, as pate it's a whole other story. I have yet to make my own but just finished some amazing pork pate :P So am now looking at paleo recipes. Good luck! I have a local farmer I buy my pasture raised pork from as well as grass fed beef make sure you're using quality products.

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:07 PM

Patées are stupid. Just lightly cook each side and eat it.

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