Liver can be baked, boiled, broiled, fried, stir-fried, or eaten raw (liver sashimi). In many preparations, pieces of liver are combined with pieces of meat or kidneys, like in mixed grill or in Meurav Yerushalmi. Liver is often made into spreads. Well-known examples include liver pâté, foie gras, chopped liver, and leverpostej. Liver sausages such as Braunschweiger and liverwurst are also a valued meal. Liver sausages may also be used as spreads.
Animal livers are rich in iron and Vitamin A, and cod liver oil is commonly used as a dietary supplement. Traditionally, some fish livers were valued as food, especially the stingray liver.