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Rib eye steak vs Beef tenderloin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Rib eye steak and Beef tenderloin?

  • Rib eye steak is richer in Vitamin B6, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5, while Beef tenderloin is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Choline, and Phosphorus.
  • Rib eye steak's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 17% higher.
  • Beef tenderloin has 2 times less Vitamin B5 than Rib eye steak. Rib eye steak has 0.536mg of Vitamin B5, while Beef tenderloin has 0.25mg.

We used Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted types in this comparison.

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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 +22.2%
Contains more Zinc +46.7%
Contains more Iron +38.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.6%
Contains more Potassium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Sodium - 57
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Zinc +46.7%
Contains more Iron +38.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.6%
Contains more Potassium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
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" 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 B2 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.8%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +17.1%
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 Vitamin K 2% 2% 6% 0% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 5% 263% 4%
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 B2 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.8%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +17.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.26

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.
Rib eye steak Beef tenderloin
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rib eye steak Beef tenderloin Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.69g 23.9g Beef tenderloin
Fats 21.81g 24.6g Beef tenderloin
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 291kcal 324kcal Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 9mg Rib eye steak
Iron 2.24mg 3.11mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 22mg 22mg
Phosphorus 152mg 203mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 260mg 331mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 54mg 57mg Rib eye steak
Zinc 5.91mg 4.03mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.08mg 0.123mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 25IU 0IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin E 0.1mg mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin D 7IU IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin D 0.2µg µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.09mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.287mg 0.26mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 4.908mg 3mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B5 0.536mg 0.25mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B6 0.477mg 0.25mg Rib eye steak
Folate 6µg 8µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 2.1µg 2.46µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K 1.6µg µg Rib eye steak
Tryptophan 0.265mg 0.268mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 1.116mg 1.044mg Rib eye steak
Isoleucine 1.103mg 1.075mg Rib eye steak
Leucine 2.041mg 1.889mg Rib eye steak
Lysine 2.269mg 1.989mg Rib eye steak
Methionine 0.641mg 0.612mg Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 0.95mg 0.933mg Rib eye steak
Valine 1.184mg 1.163mg Rib eye steak
Histidine 0.888mg 0.818mg Rib eye steak
Cholesterol 80mg 85mg Rib eye steak
Trans Fat 1.478g g Beef tenderloin
Saturated Fat 9.684g 9.72g Rib eye steak
Monounsaturated Fat 10.519g 10.27g Rib eye steak
Polyunsaturated fat 1.027g 1g Rib eye steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rib eye steak 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
50
Rib eye steak
44
Beef tenderloin
Mineral Summary Score
48
Rib eye steak
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
142%
Rib eye steak
143%
Beef tenderloin
Carbohydrates
0%
Rib eye steak
0%
Beef tenderloin
Fats
101%
Rib eye steak
114%
Beef tenderloin

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.036000000000001g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $2)
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)

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. Rib eye steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173392/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.