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Pork vs Beef tenderloin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pork and Beef tenderloin

  • Pork has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5 and Phosphorus, while Beef tenderloin has more Vitamin B12, Iron and Zinc.
  • Beef tenderloin's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 73% higher.
  • Beef tenderloin contains 10 times less Vitamin B1 than Pork. Pork contains 0.877mg of Vitamin B1, while Beef tenderloin contains 0.09mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Pork is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled 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
Pork
4
:
Contains more Calcium +111.1%
Contains more Potassium +27.8%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.2%
Contains more Iron +257.5%
Contains more Copper +68.5%
Contains more Zinc +68.6%
Equal in Sodium - 57
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 117% 3% 30% 16% 41% 110% 87% 8%
Contains more Calcium +111.1%
Contains more Potassium +27.8%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.2%
Contains more Iron +257.5%
Contains more Copper +68.5%
Contains more Zinc +68.6%
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
Pork
10
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +874.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +251.4%
Contains more Folate +60%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +874.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +85.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +251.4%
Contains more Folate +60%

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
56
Pork
44
Beef tenderloin
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
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
164%
Pork
143%
Beef tenderloin
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Beef tenderloin
Fats
64%
Pork
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.
Pork 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
Pork 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?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.49g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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 Pork Beef tenderloin Opinion
Calories 242 324 Beef tenderloin
Protein 27.32 23.9 Pork
Fats 13.92 24.6 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin C 0.6 0 Pork
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 80 85 Pork
Vitamin D 53 Pork
Iron 0.87 3.11 Beef tenderloin
Calcium 19 9 Pork
Potassium 423 331 Pork
Magnesium 28 22 Pork
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.073 0.123 Beef tenderloin
Zinc 2.39 4.03 Beef tenderloin
Starch
Phosphorus 246 203 Pork
Sodium 62 57 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 7 0 Pork
Vitamin E 0.29 Pork
Vitamin D 1.3 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877 0.09 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321 0.26 Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037 3 Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698 0.25 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464 0.25 Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7 2.46 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K 0 Pork
Folate 5 8 Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 5.23 9.72 Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19 10.27 Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 1 Pork
Tryptophan 0.338 0.268 Pork
Threonine 1.234 1.044 Pork
Isoleucine 1.26 1.075 Pork
Leucine 2.177 1.889 Pork
Lysine 2.446 1.989 Pork
Methionine 0.712 0.612 Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086 0.933 Pork
Valine 1.473 1.163 Pork
Histidine 1.067 0.818 Pork
Fructose

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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.