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Chuck steak vs Beef tenderloin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chuck steak and Beef tenderloin different?

  • Chuck steak is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Selenium, however Beef tenderloin is richer in Iron, Vitamin B2, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Zinc from Chuck steak is 42% higher.
  • Chuck steak contains 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Beef tenderloin. While Chuck steak contains 0.752mg of Vitamin B5, Beef tenderloin contains only 0.25mg.
  • Chuck steak has less Saturated Fat.

Beef, chuck eye steak, boneless, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted are the varieties 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
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Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Zinc +115.4%
Contains more Iron +26.9%
Contains more Copper +59.7%
Contains less Sodium -19.7%
Equal in Potassium - 331
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Phosphorus - 203
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 5% 29% 16% 26% 237% 83% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 117% 3% 30% 16% 41% 110% 87% 8%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Zinc +115.4%
Contains more Iron +26.9%
Contains more Copper +59.7%
Contains less Sodium -19.7%
Equal in Potassium - 331
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Phosphorus - 203

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 +55.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +200.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.1%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 2% 3% 17% 45% 88% 46% 87% 379% 4% 5%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +200.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.1%
Contains more Folate +33.3%

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
56
Chuck steak
44
Beef tenderloin
Mineral Summary Score
62
Chuck steak
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
150%
Chuck steak
143%
Beef tenderloin
Carbohydrates
0%
Chuck steak
0%
Beef tenderloin
Fats
91%
Chuck steak
114%
Beef tenderloin

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

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Chuck steak Beef tenderloin
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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.06g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chuck steak Beef tenderloin Opinion
Calories 277 324 Beef tenderloin
Protein 24.98 23.9 Chuck steak
Fats 19.64 24.6 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 87 85 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin D 5 Chuck steak
Iron 2.45 3.11 Beef tenderloin
Calcium 16 9 Chuck steak
Potassium 325 331 Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 22 22
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.077 0.123 Beef tenderloin
Zinc 8.68 4.03 Chuck steak
Starch
Phosphorus 193 203 Beef tenderloin
Sodium 71 57 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 25 0 Chuck steak
Vitamin E 0.1 Chuck steak
Vitamin D 0.1 Chuck steak
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.09 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.191 0.26 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 4.663 3 Chuck steak
Vitamin B5 0.752 0.25 Chuck steak
Vitamin B6 0.373 0.25 Chuck steak
Vitamin B12 3.03 2.46 Chuck steak
Vitamin K 1.6 Chuck steak
Folate 6 8 Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat 1.287 Beef tenderloin
Saturated Fat 8.66 9.72 Chuck steak
Monounsaturated Fat 9.457 10.27 Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81 1 Beef tenderloin
Tryptophan 0.281 0.268 Chuck steak
Threonine 1.099 1.044 Chuck steak
Isoleucine 1.062 1.075 Beef tenderloin
Leucine 2.009 1.889 Chuck steak
Lysine 2.184 1.989 Chuck steak
Methionine 0.709 0.612 Chuck steak
Phenylalanine 0.951 0.933 Chuck steak
Valine 1.129 1.163 Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.809 0.818 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. Chuck steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171228/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.