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Beef tenderloin vs Short ribs - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Beef tenderloin and Short ribs?

  • Beef tenderloin is higher in Iron, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus, however Short ribs are richer in Zinc, and Vitamin B12.
  • Short ribs' daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 40% more.
  • Short ribs contain 2 times less Vitamin B2 than Beef tenderloin. Beef tenderloin contains 0.26mg of Vitamin B2, while Short ribs contain 0.15mg.
  • Beef tenderloin has less Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted and Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised types 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
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Contains more Iron +34.6%
Contains more Potassium +47.8%
Contains more Magnesium +46.7%
Contains more Copper +24.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -12.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 117% 3% 30% 16% 41% 110% 87% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 87% 4% 20% 11% 33% 134% 70% 7%
Contains more Iron +34.6%
Contains more Potassium +47.8%
Contains more Magnesium +46.7%
Contains more Copper +24.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -12.3%

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 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Folate +60%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.252
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.62
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 23% 60% 57% 15% 58% 308% 0% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 6% 21% 13% 35% 46% 16% 51% 328% 6% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Folate +60%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.252
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.62

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
44
Short ribs
Mineral Summary Score
51
Beef tenderloin
45
Short ribs

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
129%
Short ribs
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef tenderloin
0%
Short ribs
Fats
114%
Beef tenderloin
194%
Short ribs

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 Short ribs
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Beef tenderloin Short ribs
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.08g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is relatively richer in minerals
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef tenderloin Short ribs Opinion
Calories 324 471 Short ribs
Protein 23.9 21.57 Beef tenderloin
Fats 24.6 41.98 Short ribs
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 85 94 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin D 27 Short ribs
Iron 3.11 2.31 Beef tenderloin
Calcium 9 12 Short ribs
Potassium 331 224 Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 22 15 Beef tenderloin
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.123 0.099 Beef tenderloin
Zinc 4.03 4.88 Short ribs
Starch
Phosphorus 203 162 Beef tenderloin
Sodium 57 50 Short ribs
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.29 Short ribs
Vitamin D 0.7 Short ribs
Vitamin B1 0.09 0.05 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.26 0.15 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 3 2.452 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B5 0.25 0.252 Short ribs
Vitamin B6 0.25 0.22 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 2.46 2.62 Short ribs
Vitamin K 2.4 Short ribs
Folate 8 5 Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.72 17.8 Beef tenderloin
Monounsaturated Fat 10.27 18.88 Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1 1.53 Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.268 0.142 Beef tenderloin
Threonine 1.044 0.862 Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 1.075 0.981 Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.889 1.716 Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.989 1.823 Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.612 0.562 Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.933 0.852 Beef tenderloin
Valine 1.163 1.07 Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.818 0.688 Beef tenderloin
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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. Short ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168613/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.