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Beef tenderloin vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Beef tenderloin and Ground meat

  • Beef tenderloin is richer in Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus, yet Ground meat is richer in Zinc, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Beef tenderloin is 18% higher.
  • Beef tenderloin contains 2 times more Vitamin B2 than Ground meat. Beef tenderloin contains 0.26mg of Vitamin B2, while Ground meat contains 0.171mg.
  • Ground meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked.

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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 +37%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.3%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains less Sodium -21.9%
Contains more Copper +55.7%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +44.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Iron +37%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.3%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains less Sodium -21.9%
Contains more Copper +55.7%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +44.9%

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 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.4%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.49
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 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.4%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.49

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 Ground meat
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 Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.9g 23.87g Beef tenderloin
Fats 24.6g 15.37g Beef tenderloin
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 324kcal 241kcal Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 3.11mg 2.27mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 22mg 17mg Beef tenderloin
Phosphorus 203mg 166mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 331mg 241mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 57mg 73mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 4.03mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Copper 0.123mg 0.079mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Ground meat
Vitamin E mg 0.12mg Ground meat
Vitamin D IU 2IU Ground meat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Ground meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.051mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.171mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 3mg 4.026mg Ground meat
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.512mg Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.311mg Ground meat
Folate 8µg 7µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 2.46µg 2.49µg Ground meat
Vitamin K µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.268mg 0.121mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 1.044mg 0.923mg Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 1.075mg 1.055mg Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.889mg 1.861mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.989mg 1.976mg Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.612mg 0.614mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.933mg 0.931mg Beef tenderloin
Valine 1.163mg 1.172mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.818mg 0.775mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 85mg 88mg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat g 1.173g Beef tenderloin
Saturated Fat 9.72g 6.073g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 10.27g 7.322g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 1g 0.408g Beef tenderloin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beef tenderloin Ground 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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
51
Beef tenderloin
49
Ground 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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef tenderloin
0%
Ground meat
Fats
114%
Beef tenderloin
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.647g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ground meat
Ground meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
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 - $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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.