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

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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
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 +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 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 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 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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Ground 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 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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
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 Ground meat Beef tenderloin Opinion
Calories 241 324 Beef tenderloin
Protein 23.87 23.9 Beef tenderloin
Fats 15.37 24.6 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 85 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin D 2 Ground meat
Iron 2.27 3.11 Beef tenderloin
Calcium 33 9 Ground meat
Potassium 241 331 Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 17 22 Beef tenderloin
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.123 Beef tenderloin
Zinc 5.84 4.03 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 166 203 Beef tenderloin
Sodium 73 57 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 9 0 Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12 Ground meat
Vitamin D 0 Ground meat
Vitamin B1 0.051 0.09 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.26 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 4.026 3 Ground meat
Vitamin B5 0.512 0.25 Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.311 0.25 Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.49 2.46 Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9 Ground meat
Folate 7 8 Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat 1.173 Beef tenderloin
Saturated Fat 6.073 9.72 Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322 10.27 Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408 1 Beef tenderloin
Tryptophan 0.121 0.268 Beef tenderloin
Threonine 0.923 1.044 Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 1.055 1.075 Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.861 1.889 Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.976 1.989 Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.614 0.612 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931 0.933 Beef tenderloin
Valine 1.172 1.163 Ground meat
Histidine 0.775 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. 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.