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Beef tenderloin vs Chuck steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beef tenderloin and Chuck steak different?

  • Beef tenderloin is higher in Iron, Vitamin B2, and Copper, however Chuck steak is richer in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Zinc from Chuck steak is 42% higher.
  • Beef tenderloin contains 2 times more Copper than Chuck steak. While Beef tenderloin contains 0.123mg of Copper, Chuck steak contains only 0.077mg.
  • Chuck steak has less Saturated Fat.

Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted and Beef, chuck eye steak, boneless, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled are the varieties 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 +26.9%
Contains less Sodium -19.7%
Contains more Copper +59.7%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Zinc +115.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Phosphorus - 193
Equal in Potassium - 325
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% 92% 16% 83% 29% 10% 237% 26%
Contains more Iron +26.9%
Contains less Sodium -19.7%
Contains more Copper +59.7%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Zinc +115.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Phosphorus - 193
Equal in Potassium - 325

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 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.1%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +200.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23.2%
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 2% 2% 3% 0% 17% 45% 88% 46% 87% 5% 379% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.1%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +200.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23.2%

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 Chuck steak
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef tenderloin Chuck steak Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.9g 24.98g Chuck steak
Fats 24.6g 19.64g Beef tenderloin
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 324kcal 277kcal Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 16mg Chuck steak
Iron 3.11mg 2.45mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 22mg 22mg
Phosphorus 203mg 193mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 331mg 325mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 57mg 71mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 4.03mg 8.68mg Chuck steak
Copper 0.123mg 0.077mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Chuck steak
Vitamin E mg 0.1mg Chuck steak
Vitamin D IU 5IU Chuck steak
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Chuck steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.066mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.191mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 3mg 4.663mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.752mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.373mg Chuck steak
Folate 8µg 6µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 2.46µg 3.03µg Chuck steak
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Chuck steak
Tryptophan 0.268mg 0.281mg Chuck steak
Threonine 1.044mg 1.099mg Chuck steak
Isoleucine 1.075mg 1.062mg Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.889mg 2.009mg Chuck steak
Lysine 1.989mg 2.184mg Chuck steak
Methionine 0.612mg 0.709mg Chuck steak
Phenylalanine 0.933mg 0.951mg Chuck steak
Valine 1.163mg 1.129mg Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.818mg 0.809mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 85mg 87mg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat g 1.287g Beef tenderloin
Saturated Fat 9.72g 8.66g Chuck steak
Monounsaturated Fat 10.27g 9.457g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 1g 0.81g Beef tenderloin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beef tenderloin Chuck steak
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
56
Chuck steak
Mineral Summary Score
51
Beef tenderloin
62
Chuck steak

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
150%
Chuck steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef tenderloin
0%
Chuck steak
Fats
114%
Beef tenderloin
91%
Chuck steak

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.06g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
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.

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. Chuck steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171228/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.