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Short ribs vs Beef tenderloin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Short ribs and Beef tenderloin?

  • Short ribs are higher in Zinc, and Vitamin B12, however Beef tenderloin is richer in Iron, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus.
  • Short ribs' daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 40% more.
  • Beef tenderloin has less Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised and Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted types in this article.

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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 +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -12.3%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Contains more Iron +34.6%
Contains more Magnesium +46.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains more Potassium +47.8%
Contains more Copper +24.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 87% 11% 70% 20% 7% 134% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -12.3%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Contains more Iron +34.6%
Contains more Magnesium +46.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains more Potassium +47.8%
Contains more Copper +24.2%

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 B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Folate +60%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.25
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 0% 6% 21% 0% 13% 35% 46% 16% 51% 4% 328% 6%
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 B1 +80%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Folate +60%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.25
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.
Short ribs Beef tenderloin
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Short ribs Beef tenderloin Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 21.57g 23.9g Beef tenderloin
Fats 41.98g 24.6g Short ribs
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 471kcal 324kcal Short ribs
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 9mg Short ribs
Iron 2.31mg 3.11mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 15mg 22mg Beef tenderloin
Phosphorus 162mg 203mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 224mg 331mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 50mg 57mg Short ribs
Zinc 4.88mg 4.03mg Short ribs
Copper 0.099mg 0.123mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.29mg mg Short ribs
Vitamin D 27IU IU Short ribs
Vitamin D 0.7µg µg Short ribs
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.09mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.26mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 2.452mg 3mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B5 0.252mg 0.25mg Short ribs
Vitamin B6 0.22mg 0.25mg Beef tenderloin
Folate 5µg 8µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 2.62µg 2.46µg Short ribs
Vitamin K 2.4µg µg Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.142mg 0.268mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 0.862mg 1.044mg Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 0.981mg 1.075mg Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.716mg 1.889mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.823mg 1.989mg Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.562mg 0.612mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.852mg 0.933mg Beef tenderloin
Valine 1.07mg 1.163mg Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.688mg 0.818mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 94mg 85mg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 17.8g 9.72g Beef tenderloin
Monounsaturated Fat 18.88g 10.27g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.53g 1g Short ribs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Short ribs 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
44
Short ribs
44
Beef tenderloin
Mineral Summary Score
45
Short ribs
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
129%
Short ribs
143%
Beef tenderloin
Carbohydrates
0%
Short ribs
0%
Beef tenderloin
Fats
194%
Short ribs
114%
Beef tenderloin

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.08g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
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)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Short ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168613/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.