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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 Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Iron +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.7%
Contains more Zinc +20.2%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Equal in Potassium - 274
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 29% 10% 60% 25% 119% 56% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Contains less Sodium -42.7%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Iron +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.7%
Contains more Zinc +20.2%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 42% 0% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 4% 117% 1%
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 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

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bologna sausage 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
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

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 contains less Sodium?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 675mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 38mg)
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)

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.