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Veal vs Beef tenderloin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Veal and Beef tenderloin

  • Veal has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6, however Beef tenderloin has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Beef tenderloin's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 50% more.
  • Veal has 5 times more Vitamin B5 than Beef tenderloin. Veal has 1.16mg of Vitamin B5, while Beef tenderloin has 0.25mg.
  • Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Veal, ground, 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
Contains more Calcium +88.9%
Contains more Iron +214.1%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Copper +19.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Phosphorus - 203
Equal in Potassium - 331
Equal in Zinc - 4.03
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41%
Contains more Calcium +88.9%
Contains more Iron +214.1%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Copper +19.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Phosphorus - 203
Equal in Potassium - 331
Equal in Zinc - 4.03

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
Veal
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +364%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.7%
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 0% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 3%
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 B3 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +364%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.7%
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.
Veal Beef tenderloin
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Veal Beef tenderloin Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 24.38g 23.9g Veal
Fats 7.56g 24.6g Beef tenderloin
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 172kcal 324kcal Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 17mg 9mg Veal
Iron 0.99mg 3.11mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 24mg 22mg Veal
Phosphorus 217mg 203mg Veal
Potassium 337mg 331mg Veal
Sodium 83mg 57mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 3.87mg 4.03mg Beef tenderloin
Copper 0.103mg 0.123mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.15mg mg Veal
Vitamin D 0IU IU Veal
Vitamin D 0µg µg Veal
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.07mg 0.09mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.26mg Veal
Vitamin B3 8.03mg 3mg Veal
Vitamin B5 1.16mg 0.25mg Veal
Vitamin B6 0.39mg 0.25mg Veal
Folate 11µg 8µg Veal
Vitamin B12 1.27µg 2.46µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K 1.2µg µg Veal
Tryptophan 0.247mg 0.268mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 1.065mg 1.044mg Veal
Isoleucine 1.201mg 1.075mg Veal
Leucine 1.94mg 1.889mg Veal
Lysine 2.009mg 1.989mg Veal
Methionine 0.569mg 0.612mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.984mg 0.933mg Veal
Valine 1.347mg 1.163mg Veal
Histidine 0.885mg 0.818mg Veal
Cholesterol 103mg 85mg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.04g 9.72g Veal
Monounsaturated Fat 2.84g 10.27g Beef tenderloin
Polyunsaturated fat 0.55g 1g Beef tenderloin

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Veal 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
47
Veal
44
Beef tenderloin
Mineral Summary Score
42
Veal
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
146%
Veal
143%
Beef tenderloin
Carbohydrates
0%
Veal
0%
Beef tenderloin
Fats
35%
Veal
114%
Beef tenderloin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Veal
Veal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.68g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Veal
Veal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
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.

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. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.