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How does chicken liver compare nutritionally to beef or lamb liver?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 03, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Or to put it another way, would I be missing any nutrients by choosing chicken over ruminant liver? Both options would be from local, organic, free range farms. I'm wondering about getting some chicken liver as I understand it's high in vit K2 (is this right?) and also the flavour is milder.

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on February 23, 2012
at 12:31 AM

Great resource, thanks. I had not seen this before.

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on February 04, 2012
at 12:32 PM

Chicken liver is also very rich in folate: 588mg/100g. Beef liver has 290mg/100g.

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on February 04, 2012
at 09:08 AM

wow...i though chicken liver had way less Vit A in it.

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on February 04, 2012
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I go pink. Any less and you risk commercial poultry "nasties", any more and you risk eating an iron-flavored eraser (pencil rubber for all you international folks).

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on February 04, 2012
at 12:30 AM

I don't know but I'd switch back and forth for variety.

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at 11:51 PM

Good question -- I love chicken livers, looking forward to seeing answers.

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on February 04, 2012
at 12:56 AM

They are both good.

Chicken Liver 100gm raw
119 cal
Fat: 5gm
Sat Fat: 2gm
O6: .5gm
O3: >.1gm
Protein: 16.9gm
Carbs: .7
Vit A: 10975.7IU
B1: .3
B12: 16.6
B3 (Niacin): 9.7
Vit C: 17.9

Beef Liver 100gm raw
135 cal
Fat: 3.6gm
Sat Fat: 1.2gm
O6: .5gm
O3: >.1gm
Protein: 20.4gm
Carbs: 3.9
Vit A: 16543IU
B1: .2
B12: 59.3
B3 (Niacin): 13.2
Vit C: 1.3

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on February 04, 2012
at 09:08 AM

wow...i though chicken liver had way less Vit A in it.

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on February 04, 2012
at 12:32 PM

Chicken liver is also very rich in folate: 588mg/100g. Beef liver has 290mg/100g.

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on February 04, 2012
at 01:01 AM

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on February 23, 2012
at 12:31 AM

Great resource, thanks. I had not seen this before.

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on February 04, 2012
at 12:55 AM

I have a closely related question. Is it safe to leave chicken liver bloody inside, as it is with beef liver, or do you need it at least pink, or does it need to be well done all the way through?

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on February 04, 2012
at 01:05 AM

I go pink. Any less and you risk commercial poultry "nasties", any more and you risk eating an iron-flavored eraser (pencil rubber for all you international folks).

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on February 04, 2012
at 12:45 AM

It has less Vitamin A, so you can eat it more often than beef liver. I eat chicken liver paté 3-4x a week.

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