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Beef tenderloin vs Veal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Beef tenderloin and Veal

  • Beef tenderloin has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, and Monounsaturated Fat, however Veal has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Beef tenderloin's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 50% more.
  • Beef tenderloin has 4 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Veal. Beef tenderloin has 10.27g of Monounsaturated Fat, while Veal has 2.84g.
  • Veal is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted and Veal, ground, 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 +214.1%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Copper +19.4%
Contains more Calcium +88.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Equal in Phosphorus - 217
Equal in Potassium - 337
Equal in Zinc - 3.87
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% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35%
Contains more Iron +214.1%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Copper +19.4%
Contains more Calcium +88.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Equal in Phosphorus - 217
Equal in Potassium - 337
Equal in Zinc - 3.87

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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Veal
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +364%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27
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% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +364%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27

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 Veal
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 Veal Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.9g 24.38g Veal
Fats 24.6g 7.56g Beef tenderloin
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 324kcal 172kcal Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 17mg Veal
Iron 3.11mg 0.99mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 22mg 24mg Veal
Phosphorus 203mg 217mg Veal
Potassium 331mg 337mg Veal
Sodium 57mg 83mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 4.03mg 3.87mg Beef tenderloin
Copper 0.123mg 0.103mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Veal
Vitamin D IU 0IU Veal
Vitamin D µg 0µg Veal
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.07mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.27mg Veal
Vitamin B3 3mg 8.03mg Veal
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 1.16mg Veal
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.39mg Veal
Folate 8µg 11µg Veal
Vitamin B12 2.46µg 1.27µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K µg 1.2µg Veal
Tryptophan 0.268mg 0.247mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 1.044mg 1.065mg Veal
Isoleucine 1.075mg 1.201mg Veal
Leucine 1.889mg 1.94mg Veal
Lysine 1.989mg 2.009mg Veal
Methionine 0.612mg 0.569mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.933mg 0.984mg Veal
Valine 1.163mg 1.347mg Veal
Histidine 0.818mg 0.885mg Veal
Cholesterol 85mg 103mg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.72g 3.04g Veal
Monounsaturated Fat 10.27g 2.84g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 1g 0.55g Beef tenderloin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef tenderloin Veal
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
47
Veal
Mineral Summary Score
51
Beef tenderloin
42
Veal

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
146%
Veal
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef tenderloin
0%
Veal
Fats
114%
Beef tenderloin
35%
Veal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Veal
Veal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.68g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Veal
Veal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
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. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.