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Beef Liver

Beef Liver

Description

Beef liver, one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin A in the animal kingdom, is also very high in riboflavin, vitamin C and copper, unlike most other cuts of beef. Beef liver is also much lower in total lipids than other cuts of beef.

Beef liver's two documented negative aspects are its tremendous cholesterol level (approximately five times the amount in flank steak, an exceptionally lean cut), and its high sodium content.

Caloric Content

1
Calories: 161
Protein:22.6 gm
Carbohydrates:6.58 gm
Fiber: 0 gm
Total fats: 4.34 gm
Saturated fats:1.69 gm
Unsaturated fats:1.53 gm
Cholesterol: 400 mg



1. 4 ounces, 113 grams

Vitamin Content

1 USRDA
Vitamin A: 399415000 IU
Thiamine: .292 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-2: 3.14 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-6: 1.06 2.0 mg
Vitamin B-12: 78.2 6 mcg
Biotin: 117 300 mcg
Niacin: 14.4 20 mg
Pantothenic Acid: 8.6 10 mg
Folic acid: 281 400 mcg
Vitamin C: 25.3 60 mg
Vitamin E: 1.59 30 IU



1. 4 ounces, 113 grams

Mineral Content

1 USRDA
Calcium: 61000 mg
Copper: 3.12 2 mg
Iron: 7.71 18 mg
Magnesium: 22 400 mg
Manganese: .298 n/a mg
Phosphorus: 3601000 mg
Potassium: 365 n/a mg
Selenium: 51.5 n/a mcg
Sodium: 82 n/a mg
Zinc: 4.43 15 mg



1. 4 ounces, 113 grams

Amino Acid Content

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Tryptophan: .325 gm
Threonine:1.034 gm
Isoleucine:1.034 gm
Leucine: 2.13 gm
Lysine: 1.57 gm
Methionine: .572 gm
Cysteine: .347 gm
Phenylalanine: 1.2 gm
Tyrosine: .897 gm
Valine: 1.4 gm
Arginine: 1.42 gm
Histidine: .618 gm
Alanine: 1.4 gm
Aspartic acid: 2.17 gm
Glutamic acid: 3.06 gm
Glycine: 1.29 gm
Proline: 1.19 gm
Serine: 1.09 gm



1. 4 ounces, 113 grams

References

Kirschmann, John D. Nutrition Almanac: Nutrition Search. McGraw-Hill: New York. 1990.

Kreutner, Patricia A. Nutrition In Perspective. Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs. 1980.

 


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