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Italian sausage vs Pepperoni - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Italian sausage and Pepperoni

  • Italian sausage has more Vitamin B1, however Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Selenium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Pepperoni covers your daily need of Manganese 44% more than Italian sausage.
  • Italian sausage has 2 times more Vitamin B1 than Pepperoni. While Italian sausage has 0.568mg of Vitamin B1, Pepperoni has only 0.271mg.
  • Italian sausage has less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Sausage, Italian, pork, raw 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 less Sodium -53.8%
Contains more Iron +12.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.3%
Contains more Zinc +36.3%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Equal in Calcium - 19
Equal in Potassium - 274
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Contains more Iron +12.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.3%
Contains more Zinc +36.3%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Equal in Calcium - 19
Equal in Potassium - 274

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 B1 +109.6%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +42.9%
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% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 6% 114% 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 B1 +109.6%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +42.9%

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.
Italian sausage Pepperoni
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Pepperoni Opinion
Net carbs 0.65g 1.18g Pepperoni
Protein 14.25g 19.25g Pepperoni
Fats 31.33g 46.28g Pepperoni
Carbs 0.65g 1.18g Pepperoni
Calories 346kcal 504kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Pepperoni
Sugar g 0g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 19mg Pepperoni
Iron 1.18mg 1.33mg Pepperoni
Magnesium 14mg 18mg Pepperoni
Phosphorus 142mg 158mg Pepperoni
Potassium 253mg 274mg Pepperoni
Sodium 731mg 1582mg Italian sausage
Zinc 1.79mg 2.44mg Pepperoni
Copper 0.08mg 0.091mg Pepperoni
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 Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.271mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.257mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 4.987mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.51mg 0.93mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.362mg Pepperoni
Folate 8µg 5µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 1.3µg Pepperoni
Vitamin K µg 5.8µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.23mg Pepperoni
Threonine 0.563mg 0.869mg Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.52mg 0.901mg Pepperoni
Leucine 0.956mg 1.575mg Pepperoni
Lysine 1.083mg 1.652mg Pepperoni
Methionine 0.346mg 0.511mg Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.477mg 0.778mg Pepperoni
Valine 0.572mg 0.987mg Pepperoni
Histidine 0.411mg 0.688mg Pepperoni
Cholesterol 76mg 97mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g 1.527g Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 11.27g 17.708g Italian sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 20.77g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 4.458g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Pepperoni
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
39
Italian sausage
50
Pepperoni
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
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
86%
Italian sausage
116%
Pepperoni
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
1%
Pepperoni
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
214%
Pepperoni

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 851mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.438g)
Which food is cheaper?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

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. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171631/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.