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liverwurst with no vitamin A?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 01, 2012 at 5:36 PM

How is there no Vitamin A here when the second ingredient is beef liver...?

http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Detail.bok?no=821

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on October 01, 2012
at 09:36 PM

No, not at all. I'm a regular customer and their braunschweiger is my go-to for liver goodness. They are not a big monolithic corporation, so I suspect that they didn't spend the $$$ necessary to identify every possible micronutrient in their products.

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on October 01, 2012
at 06:49 PM

you sound slightly indignant about that. Are you trying to say they're lying?

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7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on October 01, 2012
at 06:19 PM

I'll bet they'll tell you that whoever analyzed their liverwurst (and braunschweiger) didn't check it for vitamin A.

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on October 01, 2012
at 06:49 PM

you sound slightly indignant about that. Are you trying to say they're lying?

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on October 01, 2012
at 09:36 PM

No, not at all. I'm a regular customer and their braunschweiger is my go-to for liver goodness. They are not a big monolithic corporation, so I suspect that they didn't spend the $$$ necessary to identify every possible micronutrient in their products.

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on October 02, 2012
at 04:25 AM

I eat about a pound of US Wellness liverwurst a week. I e-mailed them a couple months ago about this issue. Their response was:

You are correct - beef and especially liver are great sources of Vitamin A. Unfortunately, the lab did not run tests on Vitamins when doing our product analysis. We are working on correcting this, however we need to get through the rest of our product testing first.

In my mind, there's no reason this liverwurst shouldn't be high in vitamin A. I don't know what their exact practices are, but as far as I can tell, they grind up beef trim, liver, heart, and kidney, add some spices, cook it, and form it into a tube.

Googling "is vitamin A stable," I found this:

Vitamin A is relatively stable to heat but is easily destroyed by ultraviolet radiation (as in sunlight).

I feel confident that there are significant amounts of vitamin A in their liverwurst. I can't think of a reason why not.

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on October 01, 2012
at 05:39 PM

I would contact the site and ask them to review the nutrition facts

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on October 02, 2012
at 04:00 AM

lol...I never noticed that and I buy 2-4 of those suckers a month. I'm sure Beth is right.

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