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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
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Iron +70.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Zinc +139.3%
Contains more Potassium +13.7%
Contains more Copper +15.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Phosphorus - 158
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Iron +70.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Zinc +139.3%
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 Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +91.5%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +91.5%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground meat 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
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

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1509mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
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.

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.