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Corned beef vs Pepperoni - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Corned beef and Pepperoni

  • Corned beef is richer in Zinc and Vitamin B12, yet Pepperoni is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin D.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Pepperoni is 57% higher.
  • Corned beef contains 2 times more Zinc than Pepperoni. Corned beef contains 4.58mg of Zinc, while Pepperoni contains 2.44mg.
  • Corned beef contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked and Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced.

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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
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Contains more Iron +39.8%
Contains more Copper +69.2%
Contains more Zinc +87.7%
Contains less Sodium -38.5%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +89%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 70% 3% 13% 9% 52% 125% 54% 127%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 6% 25% 13% 31% 67% 68% 207%
Contains more Iron +39.8%
Contains more Copper +69.2%
Contains more Zinc +87.7%
Contains less Sodium -38.5%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +89%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.4%

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 B12 +25.4%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin E +543.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +942.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +286.7%
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% 4% 3% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 204% 4% 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% 21% 39% 68% 60% 94% 56% 84% 163% 15% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.4%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin E +543.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +942.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +286.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
33
Corned beef
50
Pepperoni
Mineral Summary Score
56
Corned beef
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 the food
Protein
109%
Corned beef
116%
Pepperoni
Carbohydrates
0%
Corned beef
1%
Pepperoni
Fats
88%
Corned beef
214%
Pepperoni

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Corned beef Pepperoni
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Corned beef 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 lower in Cholesterol?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Corned beef
Corned beef contains less Sodium (difference - 609mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.368g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Corned beef Pepperoni Opinion
Calories 251 504 Pepperoni
Protein 18.17 19.25 Pepperoni
Fats 18.98 46.28 Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.47 1.18 Pepperoni
Cholesterol 98 97 Pepperoni
Vitamin D 4 52 Pepperoni
Iron 1.86 1.33 Corned beef
Calcium 8 19 Pepperoni
Potassium 145 274 Pepperoni
Magnesium 12 18 Pepperoni
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.154 0.091 Corned beef
Zinc 4.58 2.44 Corned beef
Starch
Phosphorus 125 158 Pepperoni
Sodium 973 1582 Corned beef
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.16 1.03 Pepperoni
Vitamin D 0.1 1.3 Pepperoni
Vitamin B1 0.026 0.271 Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.257 Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 3.03 4.987 Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.42 0.93 Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.362 Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 1.63 1.3 Corned beef
Vitamin K 1.5 5.8 Pepperoni
Folate 6 5 Corned beef
Trans Fat 1.527 Corned beef
Saturated Fat 6.34 17.708 Corned beef
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22 20.77 Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67 4.458 Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.119 0.23 Pepperoni
Threonine 0.726 0.869 Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.827 0.901 Pepperoni
Leucine 1.445 1.575 Pepperoni
Lysine 1.536 1.652 Pepperoni
Methionine 0.473 0.511 Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.718 0.778 Pepperoni
Valine 0.901 0.987 Pepperoni
Histidine 0.58 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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.