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Brisket vs Beef tenderloin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Brisket and Beef tenderloin

  • Brisket has more Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3, however Beef tenderloin has more Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Beef tenderloin's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 36% more.
  • Brisket has 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Beef tenderloin. Brisket has 0.42mg of Vitamin B6, while Beef tenderloin has 0.25mg.
  • Brisket is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw and Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted.

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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 Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +62%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Phosphorus - 203
Equal in Potassium - 331
Equal in Zinc - 4.03
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 72% 17% 87% 30% 11% 118% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +62%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Phosphorus - 203
Equal in Potassium - 331
Equal in Zinc - 4.03

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 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.9%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.46
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 7% 0% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 6% 304% 4%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +68%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.9%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.09
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.46

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.
Brisket Beef tenderloin
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brisket Beef tenderloin Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 20.72g 23.9g Beef tenderloin
Fats 7.37g 24.6g Beef tenderloin
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 155kcal 324kcal Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 5mg 9mg Beef tenderloin
Iron 1.92mg 3.11mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 23mg 22mg Brisket
Phosphorus 201mg 203mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 330mg 331mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 79mg 57mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 4.31mg 4.03mg Brisket
Copper 0.08mg 0.123mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.32mg mg Brisket
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.09mg Brisket
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.26mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 3.94mg 3mg Brisket
Vitamin B5 0.35mg 0.25mg Brisket
Vitamin B6 0.42mg 0.25mg Brisket
Folate 7µg 8µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 2.43µg 2.46µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K 1.3µg µg Brisket
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.268mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 0.905mg 1.044mg Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 0.931mg 1.075mg Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.637mg 1.889mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.724mg 1.989mg Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.53mg 0.612mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.809mg 0.933mg Beef tenderloin
Valine 1.008mg 1.163mg Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.709mg 0.818mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 62mg 85mg Brisket
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 2.59g 9.72g Brisket
Monounsaturated Fat 3.46g 10.27g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.23g 1g Beef tenderloin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Brisket Beef tenderloin
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
48
Brisket
44
Beef tenderloin
Mineral Summary Score
45
Brisket
51
Beef tenderloin

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
124%
Brisket
143%
Beef tenderloin
Carbohydrates
0%
Brisket
0%
Beef tenderloin
Fats
34%
Brisket
114%
Beef tenderloin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.13g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
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.
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.

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. Brisket - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168607/nutrients
  2. Beef tenderloin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169544/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.