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Beef shank vs. Beef tenderloin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Beef shank and Beef tenderloin?

  • The amount of Zinc, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Copper in Beef shank is higher than in Beef tenderloin.
  • Beef shank's daily need coverage for Zinc is 59% more.
  • Beef tenderloin contains 2 times less Vitamin B3 than Beef shank. Beef shank contains 5.89mg of Vitamin B3, while Beef tenderloin contains 3mg.
  • Beef shank has less Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, shank crosscuts, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked, simmered and Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted types in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +255.6%
Contains more Iron +24.1%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.6%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains more Zinc +160.3%
Contains more Copper +39.8%
Contains more Manganese +42.9%
Contains more Selenium +31%
Contains less Sodium -10.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 145% 22% 113% 40% 9% 287% 58% 3% 164%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41% 2% 125%
Contains more Calcium +255.6%
Contains more Iron +24.1%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.6%
Contains more Potassium +35%
Contains more Zinc +160.3%
Contains more Copper +39.8%
Contains more Manganese +42.9%
Contains more Selenium +31%
Contains less Sodium -10.9%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +54.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 35% 49% 111% 25% 86% 8% 474% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 23% 60% 57% 15% 58% 6% 308% 50% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +54.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +40.9%
Contains more Water +20.3%
Contains more Fats +286.8%
Contains more Other +78.9%
34% 6% 58% 2%
Protein: 33.68 g
Fats: 6.36 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 58.21 g
Other: 1.75 g
24% 25% 48% 3%
Protein: 23.9 g
Fats: 24.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 48.37 g
Other: 3.13 g
Contains more Protein +40.9%
Contains more Water +20.3%
Contains more Fats +286.8%
Contains more Other +78.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +259.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +376.2%
43% 53% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.86 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.21 g
46% 49% 5%
Saturated Fat: 9.72 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.27 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +259.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +376.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Beef shank Beef tenderloin
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef shank Beef tenderloin Opinion
Protein 33.68g 23.9g Beef shank
Fats 6.36g 24.6g Beef tenderloin
Calories 201kcal 324kcal Beef tenderloin
Calcium 32mg 9mg Beef shank
Iron 3.86mg 3.11mg Beef shank
Magnesium 30mg 22mg Beef shank
Phosphorus 263mg 203mg Beef shank
Potassium 447mg 331mg Beef shank
Sodium 64mg 57mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 10.49mg 4.03mg Beef shank
Copper 0.172mg 0.123mg Beef shank
Manganese 0.02mg 0.014mg Beef shank
Selenium 30µg 22.9µg Beef shank
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.09mg Beef shank
Vitamin B2 0.21mg 0.26mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 5.89mg 3mg Beef shank
Vitamin B5 0.41mg 0.25mg Beef shank
Vitamin B6 0.37mg 0.25mg Beef shank
Folate 10µg 8µg Beef shank
Vitamin B12 3.79µg 2.46µg Beef shank
Choline 91mg Beef tenderloin
Tryptophan 0.377mg 0.268mg Beef shank
Threonine 1.471mg 1.044mg Beef shank
Isoleucine 1.514mg 1.075mg Beef shank
Leucine 2.662mg 1.889mg Beef shank
Lysine 2.802mg 1.989mg Beef shank
Methionine 0.862mg 0.612mg Beef shank
Phenylalanine 1.315mg 0.933mg Beef shank
Valine 1.638mg 1.163mg Beef shank
Histidine 1.153mg 0.818mg Beef shank
Cholesterol 78mg 85mg Beef shank
Saturated Fat 2.29g 9.72g Beef shank
Monounsaturated Fat 2.86g 10.27g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.21g 1g Beef tenderloin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Beef shank Beef tenderloin
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
60%
Beef shank
44%
Beef tenderloin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
85%
Beef shank
54%
Beef tenderloin

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.43g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef shank
Beef shank is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef shank
Beef shank is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beef shank - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169442/nutrients
  2. Beef tenderloin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169544/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.