Fresh Pork Liver
Steamed wiithout Salt.
Pork liver is one of the group of specialty organ meats obtained from butchered hogs. The least expensive of livers. Pork liver has a coarser texture and stronger flavor than beef, calf or lamb liver and contains significant amounts of certain vitamins and minerals and is a good source of protein. A 1-oz. serving of steamed pork liver weighs 28 g. Approximately 9g of this amount is protein.
The same measure of pork liver contains little fat, with just 1 g or 2 percent of the total amount of dietary fat recommended each day. Around 1 g of that amount is saturated fat. The rest of that serving consists of other nutrients and water. Pork liver also contains 3 g of carbohydrates per serving. There are around 46 calories in a 1-oz. serving of steamed pork liver. Over half of those calories, or 23 calories total, come from protein. Fats make up around 15 calories, and 8 calories come from carbohydrates.
Pork liver is also a good source of several essential vitamins. The highest levels in a single 1-oz. serving are vitamin A, at almost 5333 IU or over 100 percent, vitamin B12, at 6 mcg or over 75 percent, and riboflavin, at 0.80 mg or over 35 percent of the required daily amount. Other substantial quantities include pantothenic acid at 1.50 mg or 30 percent, vitamin C, at 7 mg or 23 percent, and niacin, at 2 mg or 16 percent. Lesser amounts, such as folate, at 40 mcg or 11 percent, vitamin B6, at 0.1 mg or 10 percent, and thiamin, at 0.1 mg or 5 percent, are also present in pork liver.
Several essential minerals are available from pork liver. The most significant amounts include iron, at 6 mg or 60 percent, selenium, at 18 mcg or over 35 percent, and copper, at 166 mcg or 17 percent of what the body needs each day. Pork liver also contains the minerals phosphorus, at 60mg or 20 percent, zinc, at 1.0 mg or 8 percent, and manganese, at 0.1 mg or 3 percent. Smaller quantities of other minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium, are also available in pork liver.
This food is a good source of Protein, Riboflavin and Iron, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B12 and Selenium.
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