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Beef tenderloin vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beef tenderloin and Chicken meat different?

  • Beef tenderloin has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, Vitamin B2, and Copper, however Chicken meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Beef tenderloin covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 90% more than Chicken meat.
  • Beef tenderloin has 3 times more Saturated Fat than Chicken meat. Beef tenderloin has 9.72g of Saturated Fat, while Chicken meat has 3.79g.

Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted types were used 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +146.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.4%
Contains less Sodium -30.5%
Contains more Zinc +107.7%
Contains more Copper +86.4%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
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% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Contains more Iron +146.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.4%
Contains less Sodium -30.5%
Contains more Zinc +107.7%
Contains more Copper +86.4%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 23

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 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.8%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +720%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +312%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%
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 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.8%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +720%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +312%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%

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 Chicken meat
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.9g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 24.6g 13.6g Beef tenderloin
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 324kcal 239kcal Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 15mg Chicken meat
Iron 3.11mg 1.26mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 22mg 23mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 203mg 182mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 331mg 223mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 57mg 82mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 4.03mg 1.94mg Beef tenderloin
Copper 0.123mg 0.066mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D IU 2IU Chicken meat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Chicken meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.063mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.168mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 3mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.4mg Chicken meat
Folate 8µg 5µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 2.46µg 0.3µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.268mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.044mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.075mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.889mg 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine 1.989mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.612mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.933mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.163mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.818mg 0.802mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 85mg 88mg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.72g 3.79g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 10.27g 5.34g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 1g 2.97g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef tenderloin Chicken meat
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
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
51
Beef tenderloin
31
Chicken meat

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
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef tenderloin
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
114%
Beef tenderloin
63%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.93g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $1)
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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.