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Beef tenderloin vs Barbecue chicken - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Beef tenderloin and Barbecue chicken

  • Beef tenderloin has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, Copper, and Choline, however Barbecue chicken is richer in Vitamin B3.
  • Beef tenderloin covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 83% more than Barbecue chicken.
  • Barbecue chicken has 3 times less Iron than Beef tenderloin. Beef tenderloin has 3.11mg of Iron, while Barbecue chicken has 0.95mg.
  • Barbecue chicken contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted and Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +227.4%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains less Sodium -83%
Contains more Zinc +126.4%
Contains more Copper +59.7%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 218
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 36% 15% 94% 23% 44% 49% 26%
Contains more Iron +227.4%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains less Sodium -83%
Contains more Zinc +126.4%
Contains more Copper +59.7%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 218

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart 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 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +423.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.1%
Equal in Folate - 8
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 23% 60% 57% 15% 58% 6% 308% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 10% 0% 0% 14% 53% 108% 10% 45% 6% 59% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +64.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +423.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.1%
Equal in Folate - 8

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beef tenderloin Barbecue chicken
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef tenderloin Barbecue chicken Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Protein 23.9g 22.51g Beef tenderloin
Fats 24.6g 15.08g Beef tenderloin
Carbs 0g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Calories 324kcal 226kcal Beef tenderloin
Starch g 0g Barbecue chicken
Fructose g 0.04g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0g 0.12g Beef tenderloin
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 16mg Barbecue chicken
Iron 3.11mg 0.95mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 22mg 21mg Beef tenderloin
Phosphorus 203mg 218mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 331mg 255mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 57mg 335mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 4.03mg 1.78mg Beef tenderloin
Copper 0.123mg 0.077mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 67IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E mg 0.46mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D IU 0IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D µg 0µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.055mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.227mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 3mg 5.732mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.152mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.191mg Beef tenderloin
Folate 8µg 8µg
Vitamin B12 2.46µg 0.47µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K µg 0µg Barbecue chicken
Tryptophan 0.268mg 0.173mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 1.044mg 0.657mg Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 1.075mg 0.853mg Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.889mg 1.549mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.989mg 1.75mg Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.612mg 0.565mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.933mg 0.69mg Beef tenderloin
Valine 1.163mg 0.935mg Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.818mg 0.592mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 85mg 127mg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat g 0.078g Beef tenderloin
Saturated Fat 9.72g 3.927g Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 10.27g 6.446g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 1g 2.038g Barbecue chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beef tenderloin Barbecue chicken
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Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
44
Beef tenderloin
25
Barbecue chicken
Mineral Summary Score
51
Beef tenderloin
36
Barbecue chicken

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
143%
Beef tenderloin
135%
Barbecue chicken
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef tenderloin
0%
Barbecue chicken
Fats
114%
Beef tenderloin
70%
Barbecue chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 278mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.793g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beef tenderloin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169544/nutrients
  2. Barbecue chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171127/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.