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Bologna sausage vs Pepperoni - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Bologna sausage and Pepperoni?

  • Bologna sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, yet Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Iron.
  • Pepperoni's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 54% more.
  • Bologna sausage has 2 times more Vitamin B1 than Pepperoni. While Bologna sausage has 0.523mg of Vitamin B1, Pepperoni has only 0.271mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Bologna sausage is lower.

We used Bologna, pork and Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced 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 less Sodium -42.7%
Contains more Iron +72.7%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +20.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.7%
Equal in Potassium - 274
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 4% 25% 10% 27% 56% 60% 119%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 6% 25% 13% 31% 67% 68% 207%
Contains less Sodium -42.7%
Contains more Iron +72.7%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +20.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.7%
Equal in Potassium - 274

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 +93%
Contains more Vitamin E +296.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1833.3%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.3
Equal in Folate - 5
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 6% 42% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 117% 1% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 21% 39% 68% 60% 94% 56% 84% 163% 15% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93%
Contains more Vitamin E +296.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1833.3%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.3
Equal in Folate - 5

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
43
Bologna sausage
50
Pepperoni
Mineral Summary Score
41
Bologna sausage
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
92%
Bologna sausage
116%
Pepperoni
Carbohydrates
1%
Bologna sausage
1%
Pepperoni
Fats
92%
Bologna sausage
214%
Pepperoni

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

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Bologna sausage Pepperoni
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 38mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 675mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.869g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bologna sausage Pepperoni Opinion
Calories 247 504 Pepperoni
Protein 15.3 19.25 Pepperoni
Fats 19.87 46.28 Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.73 1.18 Pepperoni
Cholesterol 59 97 Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 56 52 Bologna sausage
Iron 0.77 1.33 Pepperoni
Calcium 11 19 Pepperoni
Potassium 281 274 Bologna sausage
Magnesium 14 18 Pepperoni
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.091 Pepperoni
Zinc 2.03 2.44 Pepperoni
Starch
Phosphorus 139 158 Pepperoni
Sodium 907 1582 Bologna sausage
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.26 1.03 Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.4 1.3 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B1 0.523 0.271 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B2 0.157 0.257 Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 3.9 4.987 Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.72 0.93 Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.27 0.362 Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 0.93 1.3 Pepperoni
Vitamin K 0.3 5.8 Pepperoni
Folate 5 5
Trans Fat 1.527 Bologna sausage
Saturated Fat 6.839 17.708 Bologna sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 9.732 20.77 Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 2.107 4.458 Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.149 0.23 Pepperoni
Threonine 0.641 0.869 Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.663 0.901 Pepperoni
Leucine 1.168 1.575 Pepperoni
Lysine 1.204 1.652 Pepperoni
Methionine 0.412 0.511 Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.585 0.778 Pepperoni
Valine 0.737 0.987 Pepperoni
Histidine 0.482 0.688 Pepperoni
Fructose 0 Pepperoni

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. Bologna sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173856/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.