Food - Drink
Ribeye Steak Vs. Filet Mignon: Is There A Nutritional Difference?
By JENNIFER AMOS
From the nine sections of the cow come an endless variety of steak options, and ribeye and filet mignon rank as the two of the most popular cuts. There are many differences between these two cuts; for instance, the filet mignon, which comes from the short loin section, is more tender than the ribeye, which comes from the rib section.
As for the nutritional differences, ribeye contains large amounts of cholesterol, fat, and sodium, which can affect your heart and blood pressure, so you might look for pieces of ribeye with less fat marbling. However, fat is the most flavorful part of any steak, and ribeye is also a great source of protein, healthy fats, and potassium.
While filet mignon has similar sodium levels to ribeye, filets have more cholesterol and less fat; filet mignon also has high levels of potassium, iron, zinc, and vitamins B-6 and B-12. The bottom line is as long as you stick to healthy, three-ounce portions of either filet mignon or ribeye, both cuts of meat are great options.