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Frog legs vs. Beef tenderloin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Frog legs and Beef tenderloin different?

  • Frog legs are higher in Copper, however, Beef tenderloin is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Beef tenderloin is 86% higher.
  • Frog legs contain 2 times more Copper than Beef tenderloin. While Frog legs contain 0.25mg of Copper, Beef tenderloin contains only 0.123mg.
  • Frog legs have less Cholesterol.

Frog legs, raw 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Copper +103.3%
Contains more Iron +107.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.1%
Contains more Potassium +16.1%
Contains more Zinc +303%
Contains more Selenium +62.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Sodium - 57
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 57% 15% 63% 26% 8% 28% 84% 0% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41% 2% 125%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Copper +103.3%
Contains more Iron +107.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.1%
Contains more Potassium +16.1%
Contains more Zinc +303%
Contains more Selenium +62.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
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" charts 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 +55.6%
Contains more Folate +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +515%
Contains more Choline +40%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.26
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 20% 6% 0% 35% 58% 23% 0% 28% 12% 50% 36% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 23% 60% 57% 15% 58% 6% 308% 50% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.6%
Contains more Folate +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +515%
Contains more Choline +40%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.26

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +69.3%
Contains more Protein +45.7%
Contains more Fats +8100%
Contains more Other +123.6%
16% 82%
Protein: 16.4 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 81.9 g
Other: 1.4 g
24% 25% 48% 3%
Protein: 23.9 g
Fats: 24.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 48.37 g
Other: 3.13 g
Contains more Water +69.3%
Contains more Protein +45.7%
Contains more Fats +8100%
Contains more Other +123.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +19277.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +880.4%
33% 23% 44%
Saturated Fat: 0.076 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.053 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.102 g
46% 49% 5%
Saturated Fat: 9.72 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.27 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -99.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +19277.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +880.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Frog legs Beef tenderloin
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Frog legs Beef tenderloin Opinion
Protein 16.4g 23.9g Beef tenderloin
Fats 0.3g 24.6g Beef tenderloin
Calories 73kcal 324kcal Beef tenderloin
Calcium 18mg 9mg Frog legs
Iron 1.5mg 3.11mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 20mg 22mg Beef tenderloin
Phosphorus 147mg 203mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 285mg 331mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 58mg 57mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 1mg 4.03mg Beef tenderloin
Copper 0.25mg 0.123mg Frog legs
Manganese 0.014mg Beef tenderloin
Selenium 14.1µg 22.9µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 50IU 0IU Frog legs
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 0µg Frog legs
Vitamin E 1mg Frog legs
Vitamin D 8IU Frog legs
Vitamin D 0.2µg Frog legs
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.09mg Frog legs
Vitamin B2 0.25mg 0.26mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 1.2mg 3mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B5 0.25mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.25mg Beef tenderloin
Folate 15µg 8µg Frog legs
Vitamin B12 0.4µg 2.46µg Beef tenderloin
Choline 65mg 91mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K 0.1µg Frog legs
Tryptophan 0.268mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 1.044mg Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 1.075mg Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.889mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.989mg Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.612mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.933mg Beef tenderloin
Valine 1.163mg Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.818mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 50mg 85mg Frog legs
Saturated Fat 0.076g 9.72g Frog legs
Omega-3 - DHA 0.02g Frog legs
Omega-3 - EPA 0.014g Frog legs
Omega-3 - DPA 0.007g Frog legs
Monounsaturated Fat 0.053g 10.27g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.102g 1g Beef tenderloin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Frog legs Beef tenderloin
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Frog legs
44%
Beef tenderloin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Frog legs
54%
Beef tenderloin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.644g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is relatively richer in minerals
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 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Frog legs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168148/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.