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Horse meat vs Pepperoni - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Horse meat and Pepperoni different?

  • Horse meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus, and Zinc, while Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2.
  • Pepperoni covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 79% more than Horse meat.
  • Horse meat contains 4 times more Iron than Pepperoni. Horse meat contains 5.03mg of Iron, while Pepperoni contains 1.33mg.
  • Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

Game meat, horse, cooked, roasted and Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced types were 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 more Iron +278.2%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.3%
Contains more Potassium +38.3%
Contains less Sodium -96.5%
Contains more Zinc +56.6%
Contains more Copper +87.9%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Contains more Iron +278.2%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.3%
Contains more Potassium +38.3%
Contains less Sodium -96.5%
Contains more Zinc +56.6%
Contains more Copper +87.9%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +143.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +171%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.987
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.362
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% 7% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 0% 396% 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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +143.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +171%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.987
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.362

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.
Horse meat Pepperoni
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Pepperoni Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.18g Pepperoni
Protein 28.14g 19.25g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 46.28g Pepperoni
Carbs 0g 1.18g Pepperoni
Calories 175kcal 504kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Pepperoni
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 19mg Pepperoni
Iron 5.03mg 1.33mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 18mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 247mg 158mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 274mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 1582mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 2.44mg Horse meat
Copper 0.171mg 0.091mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 1.03mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D IU 52IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D µg 1.3µg Pepperoni
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.271mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 0.257mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 4.987mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 mg 0.93mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.362mg Pepperoni
Folate µg 5µg Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 1.3µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg 5.8µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.23mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 0.869mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 0.901mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 1.575mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 1.652mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.511mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.778mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 0.987mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.688mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 97mg Horse meat
Trans Fat g 1.527g Horse meat
Saturated Fat 1.9g 17.708g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 20.77g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 4.458g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Horse 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
52
Horse meat
50
Pepperoni
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse 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
169%
Horse meat
116%
Pepperoni
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
1%
Pepperoni
Fats
28%
Horse meat
214%
Pepperoni

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1527mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.808g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Horse meat
Horse meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals

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. Horse meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175087/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.