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Ground meat vs Pepperoni - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Ground meat and Pepperoni

  • Ground meat has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron, however Pepperoni has more Manganese, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin D.
  • Pepperoni's daily need coverage for Sodium is 66% more.
  • Ground meat has 2 times more Zinc than Pepperoni. Ground meat has 5.84mg of Zinc, while Pepperoni has 2.44mg.
  • Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked 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 +70.7%
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Zinc +139.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Potassium +13.7%
Contains more Copper +15.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Phosphorus - 158
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 6% 25% 13% 31% 67% 68% 207%
Contains more Iron +70.7%
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Zinc +139.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Potassium +13.7%
Contains more Copper +15.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Phosphorus - 158

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +91.5%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin E +758.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +431.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +91.5%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin E +758.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +431.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%

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
46
Ground meat
50
Pepperoni
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
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%
Ground meat
116%
Pepperoni
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
1%
Pepperoni
Fats
71%
Ground meat
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.
Ground meat Pepperoni
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
Rich in minerals Equal

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Ground meat 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 vitamins?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1509mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.635g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground meat
Ground meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Pepperoni Opinion
Calories 241 504 Pepperoni
Protein 23.87 19.25 Ground meat
Fats 15.37 46.28 Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 1.18 Pepperoni
Cholesterol 88 97 Ground meat
Vitamin D 2 52 Pepperoni
Iron 2.27 1.33 Ground meat
Calcium 33 19 Ground meat
Potassium 241 274 Pepperoni
Magnesium 17 18 Pepperoni
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.091 Pepperoni
Zinc 5.84 2.44 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 166 158 Ground meat
Sodium 73 1582 Ground meat
Vitamin A 9 0 Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12 1.03 Pepperoni
Vitamin D 0 1.3 Pepperoni
Vitamin B1 0.051 0.271 Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.257 Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 4.026 4.987 Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.512 0.93 Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.311 0.362 Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 2.49 1.3 Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9 5.8 Pepperoni
Folate 7 5 Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173 1.527 Ground meat
Saturated Fat 6.073 17.708 Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322 20.77 Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408 4.458 Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.121 0.23 Pepperoni
Threonine 0.923 0.869 Ground meat
Isoleucine 1.055 0.901 Ground meat
Leucine 1.861 1.575 Ground meat
Lysine 1.976 1.652 Ground meat
Methionine 0.614 0.511 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931 0.778 Ground meat
Valine 1.172 0.987 Ground meat
Histidine 0.775 0.688 Ground meat
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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.