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Beef tenderloin vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Beef tenderloin and Pork

  • Beef tenderloin has more Vitamin B12, Iron, and Zinc, while Pork has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus.
  • Beef tenderloin's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 73% higher.
  • Pork contains 4 times less Iron than Beef tenderloin. Beef tenderloin contains 3.11mg of Iron, while Pork contains 0.87mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Pork 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 Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled.

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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 +257.5%
Contains more Zinc +68.6%
Contains more Copper +68.5%
Contains more Calcium +111.1%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.2%
Contains more Potassium +27.8%
Equal in Sodium - 62
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% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Contains more Iron +257.5%
Contains more Zinc +68.6%
Contains more Copper +68.5%
Contains more Calcium +111.1%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.2%
Contains more Potassium +27.8%
Equal in Sodium - 62

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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Pork
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +251.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +874.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.6%
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% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 0%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +251.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +874.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.6%

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 Pork
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Pork Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.9g 27.32g Pork
Fats 24.6g 13.92g Beef tenderloin
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 324kcal 242kcal Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 19mg Pork
Iron 3.11mg 0.87mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 22mg 28mg Pork
Phosphorus 203mg 246mg Pork
Potassium 331mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 57mg 62mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 4.03mg 2.39mg Beef tenderloin
Copper 0.123mg 0.073mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork
Vitamin E mg 0.29mg Pork
Vitamin D IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 3mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.464mg Pork
Folate 8µg 5µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 2.46µg 0.7µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K µg 0µg Pork
Tryptophan 0.268mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 1.044mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.075mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 1.889mg 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 1.989mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.612mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 0.933mg 1.086mg Pork
Valine 1.163mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 0.818mg 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 85mg 80mg Pork
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.72g 5.23g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 10.27g 6.19g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 1g 1.2g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beef tenderloin Pork
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
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
51
Beef tenderloin
37
Pork

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%
Pork
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef tenderloin
0%
Pork
Fats
114%
Beef tenderloin
64%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.49g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.