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Ground meat vs Beef tenderloin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Ground meat and Beef tenderloin

  • Ground meat is richer in Zinc, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5, yet Beef tenderloin is richer in Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Beef tenderloin is 18% higher.
  • Ground meat contains 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Beef tenderloin. Ground meat contains 0.512mg of Vitamin B5, while Beef tenderloin contains 0.25mg.
  • Ground meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted.

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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 +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +44.9%
Contains more Iron +37%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.3%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains less Sodium -21.9%
Contains more Copper +55.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Zinc +44.9%
Contains more Iron +37%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.3%
Contains more Potassium +37.3%
Contains less Sodium -21.9%
Contains more Copper +55.7%

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 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.46
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
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 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.46

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.
Ground meat Beef tenderloin
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Beef tenderloin Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.87g 23.9g Beef tenderloin
Fats 15.37g 24.6g Beef tenderloin
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 241kcal 324kcal Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 9mg Ground meat
Iron 2.27mg 3.11mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 17mg 22mg Beef tenderloin
Phosphorus 166mg 203mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 241mg 331mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 73mg 57mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 5.84mg 4.03mg Ground meat
Copper 0.079mg 0.123mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Ground meat
Vitamin D 2IU IU Ground meat
Vitamin D 0µg µg Ground meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.09mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.26mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 3mg Ground meat
Vitamin B5 0.512mg 0.25mg Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.25mg Ground meat
Folate 7µg 8µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 2.46µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9µg µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.268mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 0.923mg 1.044mg Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 1.055mg 1.075mg Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.861mg 1.889mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.976mg 1.989mg Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.614mg 0.612mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.933mg Beef tenderloin
Valine 1.172mg 1.163mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.775mg 0.818mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 88mg 85mg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat 1.173g g Beef tenderloin
Saturated Fat 6.073g 9.72g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 10.27g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 1g Beef tenderloin

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground 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
46
Ground meat
44
Beef tenderloin
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground 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
143%
Ground meat
143%
Beef tenderloin
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Beef tenderloin
Fats
71%
Ground meat
114%
Beef tenderloin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.647g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ground meat
Ground meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
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 - $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.

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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.