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Are chicken Organs not as healthy as beef?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 15, 2011 at 12:42 AM

I ask because my mom loves chicken organs but hates other animal organs. Do they have similar nutrition?

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on August 15, 2011
at 05:45 AM

So every 5 days instead of 7? ;)

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on August 15, 2011
at 02:53 AM

The lower amount of vitamin A can actually be a very good thing in the chicken liver as well. It means you can eat more of it without poisoning yourself, which can happen if too much beef liver is eaten within a specified time period.

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on August 15, 2011
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The nutritional profile ranges a little. For instance, beef liver has more Vitamin A, chicken liver has slightly more Vitamin C, etc., but IMO the variance is pretty insignificant. I think chicken organs from free-range chickens are going to be more healthy than both beef and chicken livers from the industrial/feed-lot versions.

At the end of the day, I know a lot of people who dislike organs, so let her eat the chicken :)

67460907f9d818f56e1ef4c846317386

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on August 15, 2011
at 02:53 AM

The lower amount of vitamin A can actually be a very good thing in the chicken liver as well. It means you can eat more of it without poisoning yourself, which can happen if too much beef liver is eaten within a specified time period.

4bf5827bfb7df85c5b4b485db0945e64

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on August 15, 2011
at 05:45 AM

So every 5 days instead of 7? ;)

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on August 15, 2011
at 01:16 AM

Lamb liver: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/lamb-veal-and-game-products/4670/2

Beef Liver: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/beef-products/3470/2

Chicken Liver: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/poultry-products/7211/2

Make sure you change the serving size to the same thing when you compare. Those are likely all conventionally produced, but you can see that ruminant liver is more nutrient-dense. Chicken liver is certainly better than no liver though. I think lamb liver is a lot more likely to be grass-fed only even if it's not advertised as such. The lamb liver I eat is 100% grass-fed and I shoot for a pound a week, but it's a challenge for sure.

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