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Corned beef vs Beef tenderloin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Corned beef and Beef tenderloin?

  • Corned beef is richer in Selenium, while Beef tenderloin is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Potassium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Corned beef's daily need coverage for Sodium is 40% higher.
  • Beef tenderloin is lower in Sodium.

We used Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked and Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted types in this comparison.

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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 Copper +25.2%
Contains more Zinc +13.6%
Contains more Iron +67.2%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +128.3%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.4%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 70% 3% 13% 9% 52% 125% 54% 127%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 117% 3% 30% 16% 41% 110% 87% 8%
Contains more Copper +25.2%
Contains more Zinc +13.6%
Contains more Iron +67.2%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +128.3%
Contains more Magnesium +83.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.4%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%

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 B5 +68%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +246.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50.9%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.25
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% 4% 3% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 204% 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 B5 +68%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +246.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +50.9%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.25

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corned beef Beef tenderloin Opinion
Calories 251kcal 324kcal Beef tenderloin
Protein 18.17g 23.9g Beef tenderloin
Fats 18.98g 24.6g Beef tenderloin
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0.47g 0g Corned beef
Carbs 0.47g 0g Corned beef
Cholesterol 98mg 85mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin D 4IU IU Corned beef
Iron 1.86mg 3.11mg Beef tenderloin
Calcium 8mg 9mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 145mg 331mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 12mg 22mg Beef tenderloin
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.154mg 0.123mg Corned beef
Zinc 4.58mg 4.03mg Corned beef
Starch g g
Phosphorus 125mg 203mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 973mg 57mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.16mg mg Corned beef
Vitamin D 0.1µg µg Corned beef
Vitamin B1 0.026mg 0.09mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.26mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 3.03mg 3mg Corned beef
Vitamin B5 0.42mg 0.25mg Corned beef
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.25mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 1.63µg 2.46µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K 1.5µg µg Corned beef
Folate 6µg 8µg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.34g 9.72g Corned beef
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22g 10.27g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67g 1g Beef tenderloin
Tryptophan 0.119mg 0.268mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 0.726mg 1.044mg Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 0.827mg 1.075mg Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.445mg 1.889mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.536mg 1.989mg Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.473mg 0.612mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.718mg 0.933mg Beef tenderloin
Valine 0.901mg 1.163mg Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.58mg 0.818mg Beef tenderloin
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Corned beef Beef tenderloin
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
33
Corned beef
44
Beef tenderloin
Mineral Summary Score
56
Corned beef
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
109%
Corned beef
143%
Beef tenderloin
Carbohydrates
0%
Corned beef
0%
Beef tenderloin
Fats
88%
Corned beef
114%
Beef tenderloin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.38g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 13mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 916mg)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.