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Beef tenderloin vs Lamb and mutton - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Beef tenderloin and Lamb and mutton

  • Beef tenderloin has more Iron, Vitamin B6, and Monounsaturated Fat, while Lamb and mutton has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Selenium.
  • Lamb and mutton's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 23% higher.
  • Lamb and mutton contains 2 times less Vitamin B6 than Beef tenderloin. Beef tenderloin contains 0.25mg of Vitamin B6, while Lamb and mutton contains 0.13mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Lamb and mutton is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted and Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked.

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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 +65.4%
Contains less Sodium -20.8%
Contains more Calcium +88.9%
Contains more Zinc +10.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 188
Equal in Potassium - 310
Equal in Copper - 0.119
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40%
Contains more Iron +65.4%
Contains less Sodium -20.8%
Contains more Calcium +88.9%
Contains more Zinc +10.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 188
Equal in Potassium - 310
Equal in Copper - 0.119

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 B6 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +122%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +164%
Contains more Folate +125%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.25
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.55
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% 3% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 12%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +122%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +164%
Contains more Folate +125%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.25
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.55

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 Lamb and mutton
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 Lamb and mutton Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.9g 24.52g Lamb and mutton
Fats 24.6g 20.94g Beef tenderloin
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 324kcal 294kcal Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 17mg Lamb and mutton
Iron 3.11mg 1.88mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 22mg 23mg Lamb and mutton
Phosphorus 203mg 188mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 331mg 310mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 57mg 72mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 4.03mg 4.46mg Lamb and mutton
Copper 0.123mg 0.119mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.14mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D IU 2IU Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.1mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.25mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 3mg 6.66mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.66mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.13mg Beef tenderloin
Folate 8µg 18µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B12 2.46µg 2.55µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K µg 4.6µg Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.268mg 0.287mg Lamb and mutton
Threonine 1.044mg 1.05mg Lamb and mutton
Isoleucine 1.075mg 1.183mg Lamb and mutton
Leucine 1.889mg 1.908mg Lamb and mutton
Lysine 1.989mg 2.166mg Lamb and mutton
Methionine 0.612mg 0.629mg Lamb and mutton
Phenylalanine 0.933mg 0.998mg Lamb and mutton
Valine 1.163mg 1.323mg Lamb and mutton
Histidine 0.818mg 0.777mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 85mg 97mg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.72g 8.83g Lamb and mutton
Monounsaturated Fat 10.27g 8.82g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 1g 1.51g Lamb and mutton

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beef tenderloin Lamb and mutton
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
52
Lamb and mutton
Mineral Summary Score
51
Beef tenderloin
46
Lamb and mutton

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
147%
Lamb and mutton
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef tenderloin
0%
Lamb and mutton
Fats
114%
Beef tenderloin
97%
Lamb and mutton

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.89g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
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. Lamb and mutton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/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.