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Beef tenderloin vs Pepperoni - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Beef tenderloin and Pepperoni?

  • Beef tenderloin is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, and Zinc, while Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Selenium.
  • Pepperoni's daily need coverage for Sodium is 66% higher.
  • Pepperoni has 2 times less Iron than Beef tenderloin. Beef tenderloin has 3.11mg of Iron, while Pepperoni has 1.33mg.
  • Beef tenderloin is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted and Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced 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
Contains more Iron +133.8%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.5%
Contains more Potassium +20.8%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +65.2%
Contains more Copper +35.2%
Contains more Calcium +111.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Contains more Iron +133.8%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.5%
Contains more Potassium +20.8%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +65.2%
Contains more Copper +35.2%
Contains more Calcium +111.1%

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 Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +89.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +201.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +272%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.257
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 21% 39% 0% 68% 60% 94% 56% 84% 4% 163% 15%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +89.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +201.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +272%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.257

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.
Beef tenderloin Pepperoni
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef tenderloin Pepperoni Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.18g Pepperoni
Protein 23.9g 19.25g Beef tenderloin
Fats 24.6g 46.28g Pepperoni
Carbs 0g 1.18g Pepperoni
Calories 324kcal 504kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Pepperoni
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 9mg 19mg Pepperoni
Iron 3.11mg 1.33mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 22mg 18mg Beef tenderloin
Phosphorus 203mg 158mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 331mg 274mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 57mg 1582mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 4.03mg 2.44mg Beef tenderloin
Copper 0.123mg 0.091mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 1.03mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D IU 52IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D µg 1.3µg Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.271mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.257mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 3mg 4.987mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.93mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.362mg Pepperoni
Folate 8µg 5µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 2.46µg 1.3µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K µg 5.8µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.268mg 0.23mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 1.044mg 0.869mg Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 1.075mg 0.901mg Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.889mg 1.575mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.989mg 1.652mg Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.612mg 0.511mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.933mg 0.778mg Beef tenderloin
Valine 1.163mg 0.987mg Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.818mg 0.688mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 85mg 97mg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat g 1.527g Beef tenderloin
Saturated Fat 9.72g 17.708g Beef tenderloin
Monounsaturated Fat 10.27g 20.77g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 1g 4.458g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beef tenderloin Pepperoni
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
Beef tenderloin
50
Pepperoni
Mineral Summary Score
51
Beef tenderloin
58
Pepperoni

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
143%
Beef tenderloin
116%
Pepperoni
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef tenderloin
1%
Pepperoni
Fats
114%
Beef tenderloin
214%
Pepperoni

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 1525mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.988g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $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)

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. Beef tenderloin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169544/nutrients
  2. Pepperoni - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174575/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.