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Duck meat vs Beef tenderloin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Duck meat and Beef tenderloin different?

  • Duck meat is higher in Vitamin B5, Copper, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B1, however Beef tenderloin is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Choline, Vitamin A, Phosphorus and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Beef tenderloin is 90% higher.
  • Duck meat contains 4 times more Vitamin B5 than Beef tenderloin. While Duck meat contains 1.098mg of Vitamin B5, Beef tenderloin contains only 0.25mg.

Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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 +22.2%
Contains more Copper +84.6%
Contains more Iron +15.2%
Contains more Potassium +62.3%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Zinc +116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.1%
Equal in Sodium - 57
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 4% 18% 12% 76% 51% 67% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 117% 3% 30% 16% 41% 110% 87% 8%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Copper +84.6%
Contains more Iron +15.2%
Contains more Potassium +62.3%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Zinc +116.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.1%
Equal in Sodium - 57

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 B1 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +339.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +720%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.26
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 13% 14% 3% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 38% 13% 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 B1 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +339.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +720%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.26

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
32
Duck meat
44
Beef tenderloin
Mineral Summary Score
42
Duck 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 the food
Protein
114%
Duck meat
143%
Beef tenderloin
Carbohydrates
0%
Duck meat
0%
Beef tenderloin
Fats
131%
Duck meat
114%
Beef tenderloin

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Duck meat Beef tenderloin
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Duck meat 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 Cholesterol?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.050000000000001g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Duck meat
Duck meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Duck meat Beef tenderloin Opinion
Calories 337 324 Duck meat
Protein 18.99 23.9 Beef tenderloin
Fats 28.35 24.6 Duck meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 84 85 Duck meat
Vitamin D 3 Duck meat
Iron 2.7 3.11 Beef tenderloin
Calcium 11 9 Duck meat
Potassium 204 331 Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 16 22 Beef tenderloin
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.227 0.123 Duck meat
Zinc 1.86 4.03 Beef tenderloin
Starch
Phosphorus 156 203 Beef tenderloin
Sodium 59 57 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 210 0 Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7 Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.1 Duck meat
Vitamin B1 0.174 0.09 Duck meat
Vitamin B2 0.269 0.26 Duck meat
Vitamin B3 4.825 3 Duck meat
Vitamin B5 1.098 0.25 Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.18 0.25 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 0.3 2.46 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K 5.1 Duck meat
Folate 6 8 Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.67 9.72 Duck meat
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9 10.27 Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65 1 Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.232 0.268 Beef tenderloin
Threonine 0.773 1.044 Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 0.872 1.075 Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.465 1.889 Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.486 1.989 Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.475 0.612 Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.752 0.933 Beef tenderloin
Valine 0.938 1.163 Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.462 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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/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.