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Ground turkey vs. Pepperoni — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Ground turkey and Pepperoni

  • Ground turkey has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Copper, however, Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E .
  • Pepperoni covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 75% more than Ground turkey.
  • Ground turkey has 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Pepperoni. While Ground turkey has 8.724mg of Vitamin B3, Pepperoni has only 4.987mg.
  • Ground turkey has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Ground turkey, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +47.4%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.1%
Contains more Zinc +27.5%
Contains more Copper +65.9%
Contains more Manganese +9663.6%
Equal in Potassium - 274
Equal in Selenium - 29
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 57% 22% 109% 26% 11% 85% 51% 2% 170%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31% 141% 159%
Contains more Calcium +47.4%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.1%
Contains more Zinc +27.5%
Contains more Copper +65.9%
Contains more Manganese +9663.6%
Equal in Potassium - 274
Equal in Selenium - 29

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 B3 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.9%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Choline +52.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +836.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +251.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 3% 6% 0% 20% 49% 164% 72% 147% 6% 168% 43% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 21% 39% 0% 68% 60% 94% 56% 84% 4% 163% 28% 15%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.9%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Choline +52.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +836.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +251.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +42.2%
Contains more Water +117.4%
Contains more Fats +345%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +2862.5%
27% 10% 62%
Protein: 27.37 g
Fats: 10.4 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.07 g
Other: 0.16 g
19% 46% 29% 5%
Protein: 19.25 g
Fats: 46.28 g
Carbs: 1.18 g
Water: 28.55 g
Other: 4.74 g
Contains more Protein +42.2%
Contains more Water +117.4%
Contains more Fats +345%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +2862.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +500.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +52.8%
30% 38% 32%
Saturated Fat: 2.669 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.458 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.917 g
41% 48% 10%
Saturated Fat: 17.708 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 20.77 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.458 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +500.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +52.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Ground turkey Pepperoni
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground turkey Pepperoni Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.18g Pepperoni
Protein 27.37g 19.25g Ground turkey
Fats 10.4g 46.28g Pepperoni
Carbs 0g 1.18g Pepperoni
Calories 203kcal 504kcal Pepperoni
Calcium 28mg 19mg Ground turkey
Iron 1.52mg 1.33mg Ground turkey
Magnesium 30mg 18mg Ground turkey
Phosphorus 254mg 158mg Ground turkey
Potassium 294mg 274mg Ground turkey
Sodium 78mg 1582mg Ground turkey
Zinc 3.11mg 2.44mg Ground turkey
Copper 0.151mg 0.091mg Ground turkey
Manganese 0.011mg 1.074mg Pepperoni
Selenium 31.1µg 29µg Ground turkey
Vitamin A 79IU 0IU Ground turkey
Vitamin A RAE 24µg 0µg Ground turkey
Vitamin E 0.11mg 1.03mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 8IU 52IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D 0.2µg 1.3µg Pepperoni
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.271mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.257mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 8.724mg 4.987mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B5 1.193mg 0.93mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B6 0.633mg 0.362mg Ground turkey
Folate 7µg 5µg Ground turkey
Vitamin B12 1.34µg 1.3µg Ground turkey
Choline 78.2mg 51.2mg Ground turkey
Vitamin K 0µg 5.8µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.312mg 0.23mg Ground turkey
Threonine 1.258mg 0.869mg Ground turkey
Isoleucine 1.227mg 0.901mg Ground turkey
Leucine 2.262mg 1.575mg Ground turkey
Lysine 2.452mg 1.652mg Ground turkey
Methionine 0.806mg 0.511mg Ground turkey
Phenylalanine 1.068mg 0.778mg Ground turkey
Valine 1.27mg 0.987mg Ground turkey
Histidine 0.811mg 0.688mg Ground turkey
Cholesterol 93mg 97mg Ground turkey
Trans Fat 0.134g 1.527g Ground turkey
Saturated Fat 2.669g 17.708g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DHA 0.009g 0.004g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0.004g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g 0.02g Pepperoni
Monounsaturated Fat 3.458g 20.77g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 2.917g 4.458g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.019g 0.136g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.508g 3.605g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.008g 0.002g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - ALA 0.136g 0.164g Pepperoni
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g 0.018g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g 0.04g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground turkey Pepperoni
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
52%
Ground turkey
48%
Pepperoni
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Ground turkey
76%
Pepperoni

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey contains less Sodium (difference - 1504mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ground turkey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171506/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.