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Beef tenderloin vs Brisket - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Beef tenderloin and Brisket

  • Beef tenderloin has more Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Brisket has more Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Beef tenderloin's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 36% more.
  • Beef tenderloin has 4 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Brisket. Beef tenderloin has 1g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Brisket has 0.23g.
  • Brisket is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted and Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw.

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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 Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +62%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 201
Equal in Potassium - 330
Equal in Zinc - 4.31
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 72% 17% 87% 30% 11% 118% 27%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +62%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 201
Equal in Potassium - 330
Equal in Zinc - 4.31

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 B2 +52.9%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.43
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 0% 7% 0% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 6% 304% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.9%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.43

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 Brisket
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef tenderloin Brisket Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.9g 20.72g Beef tenderloin
Fats 24.6g 7.37g Beef tenderloin
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 324kcal 155kcal Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 5mg Beef tenderloin
Iron 3.11mg 1.92mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 22mg 23mg Brisket
Phosphorus 203mg 201mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 331mg 330mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 57mg 79mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 4.03mg 4.31mg Brisket
Copper 0.123mg 0.08mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.32mg Brisket
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.1mg Brisket
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.17mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 3mg 3.94mg Brisket
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.35mg Brisket
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.42mg Brisket
Folate 8µg 7µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 2.46µg 2.43µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K µg 1.3µg Brisket
Tryptophan 0.268mg 0.232mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 1.044mg 0.905mg Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 1.075mg 0.931mg Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.889mg 1.637mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.989mg 1.724mg Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.612mg 0.53mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.933mg 0.809mg Beef tenderloin
Valine 1.163mg 1.008mg Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.818mg 0.709mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 85mg 62mg Brisket
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.72g 2.59g Brisket
Monounsaturated Fat 10.27g 3.46g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 1g 0.23g Beef tenderloin

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Beef tenderloin Brisket
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
48
Brisket
Mineral Summary Score
51
Beef tenderloin
45
Brisket

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
124%
Brisket
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef tenderloin
0%
Brisket
Fats
114%
Beef tenderloin
34%
Brisket

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Brisket - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168607/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.