Beef liver is a great source of high-quality protein with the incredible nutritional value.
In 1934, three physicians, Whipple, Minot and Murphy were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering that liver successfully treated pernicious anemia.
The discovery of Vitamin-B12 inspired the physicians to treat pernicious anaemia patients with beef liver and noticed a pronounced increase in the number of erythrocytes, red blood cells.
There are a lot of other health benefits from taking beef liver, one specific benefit is found from finding large quantities of vitamins B12, B6, and folate in one source. The above mentioned vitamins significantly reduce the levels of homocysteine in the blood, which results in improving cardiovascular health and decreasing the risk of having a heart attack.
So, if you have some blood or heart problems, don’t wait, until you are severely anemic or will have a heart attack, start now to enrich your diet with iron rich foods, and the beef liver is among them. And don’t forget and always choose a variety of foods to get a broad spectrum of nutrients. Stay healthy!
Amounts per 28g
Amounts per selected serving %DV
Calories 39.2 (164 kJ) 2%
Fats and Fatty Acids 1.4g 2%
Vitamin A 10936IU 219%
Vitamin C 0.2mg
Vitamin B6 0.3mg
Riboflavin 0.7mg 40%
Folate 35.0mcg 9%
Niacin 3mg 15%
Pantothenic Acid 1.7mg 17%
Vitamin B12 16.8mcg 279%
Copper 3.3mg 166%
Magnesium 5.6mg 1%
Potassium 86.2mg 2%
Zinc 3.4mg 22%
Selenium 6.4mcg 9%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Phosphorus 106mg 11%
Choline 86.8mg (The entire amount of the recommended daily intake of Choline is 425 mg a day for women and 550 mg a day for men)
The one downside to beef liver is that is has 93.5mg of cholesterol. This is a huge amount, representing 31% DV of cholesterol.
But beef liver also provides some of the heart-healthy fats.
Fats and Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids 7.6mg
Omega-6 fatty acids 150mg
Source: Nutrients data was taken from USDA SR -21
Beef Liver Cake
500g beef liver
1/2 cup sour cream
½ cup flour
3 gloves of garlic crashed
200g fat free mayonnaise
5 carrots, shredded
3-4 brown onions, finely chopped
2 bunches of continental parsley, finely chopped
Wash beef liver in cold water, pat dry and process it in a food processor. Add the egg, sour cream, flour, salt and paper. You should and up with the pancake style consistency.
On a lightly greased frying pan fry the beef liver pancakes for 2-3 min. each side.
Sate the onions, carrots and garlic. Add mayonnaise and parsley to the mixture.
On the big serving plate put the first liver pancake and spread it evenly with the onion, carrot and parsley mixture. Continue layering the rest of the pancakes and the vegetable mixture.
You can serve the Beef Liver Cake hot or cold.
This Beef Liver Cake could make a lovely addition to your next party table or be served to your family for dinner. Easy tasty different party food recipe and delicious family recipe!