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Chicken meat vs Beef tenderloin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chicken meat and Beef tenderloin different?

  • Chicken meat has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6, however Beef tenderloin is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, Vitamin B2, Copper, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Beef tenderloin covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 90% more than Chicken meat.
  • Chicken meat has 4 times more Vitamin B5 than Beef tenderloin. Chicken meat has 1.03mg of Vitamin B5, while Beef tenderloin has 0.25mg.
  • Chicken meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted types were used 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
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +146.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.4%
Contains less Sodium -30.5%
Contains more Zinc +107.7%
Contains more Copper +86.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Iron +146.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.5%
Contains more Potassium +48.4%
Contains less Sodium -30.5%
Contains more Zinc +107.7%
Contains more Copper +86.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 22

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +312%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.8%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +720%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +182.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +312%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.8%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +720%

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.
Chicken meat Beef tenderloin
Lower in Saturated Fat 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
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Beef tenderloin Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.3g 23.9g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 24.6g Beef tenderloin
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 239kcal 324kcal Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 9mg Chicken meat
Iron 1.26mg 3.11mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 23mg 22mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 182mg 203mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 223mg 331mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 82mg 57mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 1.94mg 4.03mg Beef tenderloin
Copper 0.066mg 0.123mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 161IU 0IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU IU Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0µg µg Chicken meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.09mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.26mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 3mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 0.25mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.25mg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg 8µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 2.46µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K 2.4µg µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.268mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 1.044mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg 1.075mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 1.889mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg 1.989mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726mg 0.612mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 0.933mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg 1.163mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg 0.818mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 88mg 85mg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.79g 9.72g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 10.27g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 1g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat 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
36
Chicken meat
44
Beef tenderloin
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
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
164%
Chicken meat
143%
Beef tenderloin
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
0%
Beef tenderloin
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
114%
Beef tenderloin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.93g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $1)
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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.