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Meat vs Pepperoni - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Meat and Pepperoni different?

  • Meat is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2, while Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin B12.
  • Pepperoni covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 83% more than Meat.
  • Meat contains 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Pepperoni. Meat contains 0.95mg of Vitamin B1, while Pepperoni contains 0.271mg.
  • Meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, 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
Meat
5
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Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains more Potassium +53.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Copper +22%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Iron +15.7%
Equal in Zinc - 2.44
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains more Potassium +53.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Copper +22%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Iron +15.7%
Equal in Zinc - 2.44

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
Meat
5
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +250.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1187.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.93
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 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 B1 +250.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +1187.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.93

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.
Meat Pepperoni
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
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Meat Pepperoni Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.18g Pepperoni
Protein 26.17g 19.25g Meat
Fats 3.51g 46.28g Pepperoni
Carbs 0g 1.18g Pepperoni
Calories 143kcal 504kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Pepperoni
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 6mg 19mg Pepperoni
Iron 1.15mg 1.33mg Pepperoni
Magnesium 29mg 18mg Meat
Phosphorus 267mg 158mg Meat
Potassium 421mg 274mg Meat
Sodium 57mg 1582mg Meat
Zinc 2.42mg 2.44mg Pepperoni
Copper 0.111mg 0.091mg Meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.08mg 1.03mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 10IU 52IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D 0.2µg 1.3µg Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.95mg 0.271mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.387mg 0.257mg Meat
Vitamin B3 7.432mg 4.987mg Meat
Vitamin B5 1.012mg 0.93mg Meat
Vitamin B6 0.739mg 0.362mg Meat
Folate 0µg 5µg Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 1.3µg Pepperoni
Vitamin K 0µg 5.8µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.275mg 0.23mg Meat
Threonine 1.175mg 0.869mg Meat
Isoleucine 1.288mg 0.901mg Meat
Leucine 2.229mg 1.575mg Meat
Lysine 2.427mg 1.652mg Meat
Methionine 0.721mg 0.511mg Meat
Phenylalanine 1.1mg 0.778mg Meat
Valine 1.367mg 0.987mg Meat
Histidine 1.13mg 0.688mg Meat
Cholesterol 73mg 97mg Meat
Trans Fat 0.033g 1.527g Meat
Saturated Fat 1.198g 17.708g Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.334g 20.77g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 0.506g 4.458g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
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
65
Meat
50
Pepperoni
Mineral Summary Score
41
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
157%
Meat
116%
Pepperoni
Carbohydrates
0%
Meat
1%
Pepperoni
Fats
16%
Meat
214%
Pepperoni

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1525mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 16.51g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Meat
Meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
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.
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

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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.