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

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Rib eye steak 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?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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