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Bratwurst vs Pepperoni - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bratwurst and Pepperoni different?

  • Bratwurst is higher in Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B1, however Pepperoni is richer in Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Pepperoni is 58% higher.
  • Bratwurst contains 2 times more Vitamin B12 than Pepperoni. While Bratwurst contains 2.67µg of Vitamin B12, Pepperoni contains only 1.3µg.
  • Bratwurst has less Cholesterol.

Bratwurst, beef and pork, smoked and Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced are the varieties used 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 -46.4%
Contains more Calcium +171.4%
Contains more Iron +33%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.5%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Equal in Potassium - 274
Equal in Zinc - 2.44
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 38% 11% 56% 25% 111% 68% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Contains less Sodium -46.4%
Contains more Calcium +171.4%
Contains more Iron +33%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.5%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Equal in Potassium - 274
Equal in Zinc - 2.44

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 +40.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +105.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81%
Contains more Folate +25%
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% 96% 50% 59% 42% 47% 3% 334% 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 Vitamin B1 +40.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +105.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81%
Contains more Folate +25%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bratwurst Pepperoni Opinion
Net carbs 2g 1.18g Bratwurst
Protein 12.2g 19.25g Pepperoni
Fats 26.34g 46.28g Pepperoni
Carbs 2g 1.18g Bratwurst
Calories 297kcal 504kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Pepperoni
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 7mg 19mg Pepperoni
Iron 1mg 1.33mg Pepperoni
Magnesium 15mg 18mg Pepperoni
Phosphorus 130mg 158mg Pepperoni
Potassium 283mg 274mg Bratwurst
Sodium 848mg 1582mg Bratwurst
Zinc 2.47mg 2.44mg Bratwurst
Copper 0.08mg 0.091mg Pepperoni
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 0.38mg 0.271mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.257mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 3.11mg 4.987mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.69mg 0.93mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 0.362mg Pepperoni
Folate 4µg 5µg Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 2.67µg 1.3µg Bratwurst
Vitamin K µg 5.8µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.107mg 0.23mg Pepperoni
Threonine 0.465mg 0.869mg Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.485mg 0.901mg Pepperoni
Leucine 0.81mg 1.575mg Pepperoni
Lysine 0.903mg 1.652mg Pepperoni
Methionine 0.364mg 0.511mg Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.405mg 0.778mg Pepperoni
Valine 0.464mg 0.987mg Pepperoni
Histidine 0.395mg 0.688mg Pepperoni
Cholesterol 78mg 97mg Bratwurst
Trans Fat g 1.527g Bratwurst
Saturated Fat 6.08g 17.708g Bratwurst
Monounsaturated Fat 8g 20.77g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 1.58g 4.458g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bratwurst Pepperoni
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
52
Bratwurst
50
Pepperoni
Mineral Summary Score
42
Bratwurst
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
73%
Bratwurst
116%
Pepperoni
Carbohydrates
2%
Bratwurst
1%
Pepperoni
Fats
122%
Bratwurst
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?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst contains less Sodium (difference - 734mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.628g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($3)

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. Bratwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172956/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.