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Pork tenderloin

What is pork tenderloin?

About the ingredient pork tenderloin. Including 134 recipes with pork tenderloin, nutrition data, and where to find it.



The  pork tenderloin  is a cut of pork. It is often sold as prepackaged products by large grocery stores. They are available plain (not seasoned) and flavored with a marinade.

As with all quadrupeds, the tenderloin refers to the psoas major muscle along the central spine portion, ventral to the lumbar vertebrae. This is the most tender part of the animal, because these muscles are used for posture, rather than locomotion.

A pork tenderloin sandwich (also called simply a "tenderloin") is a very thinly sliced piece of pork (usually the larger, tougher loineye (longissimus) muscle, uniquely battered and breaded, which is deep fried and served on a hamburger bun. This is usually served with mustard, ketchup, pickle and onion. This sandwich is generally only sold in the US Midwest; it is similar toWienerschnitzel.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 oz (28g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 33Calories from Fat 8
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 5.9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Pork tenderloin is usually found in the meats section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Pork tenderloin is a member of the Pork Products US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does pork tenderloin weigh?

Measure Grams
1 oz 28
1 lb 453

In Chinese:猪里脊肉
British (UK) term: Pork tenderloin
en français:filet de porc
en español:lomo de cerdo

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