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Pork Meat vs. Pepperoni — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pork Meat and Pepperoni different?

  • Pork 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 Pork Meat.
  • Pork Meat contains 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Pepperoni. Pork Meat contains 0.95mg of Vitamin B1, while Pepperoni contains 0.271mg.
  • Pork 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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 Selenium +31.7%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Iron +15.7%
Contains more Manganese +8161.5%
Equal in Zinc - 2.44
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37% 2% 209%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31% 141% 159%
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 Selenium +31.7%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Iron +15.7%
Contains more Manganese +8161.5%
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" 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 B1 +250.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.1%
Contains more Choline +73.6%
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 Choline Vitamin K 0% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 49% 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 B1 +250.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.1%
Contains more Choline +73.6%
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

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +35.9%
Contains more Water +143.3%
Contains more Fats +1218.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +444.8%
26% 4% 69%
Protein: 26.17 g
Fats: 3.51 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.45 g
Other: 0.87 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 +35.9%
Contains more Water +143.3%
Contains more Fats +1218.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +444.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1457%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +781%
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.198 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.334 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.506 g
41% 48% 10%
Saturated Fat: 17.708 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 20.77 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.458 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1457%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +781%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pork 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 Pork Meat Pepperoni Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.18g Pepperoni
Protein 26.17g 19.25g Pork Meat
Fats 3.51g 46.28g Pepperoni
Carbs 0g 1.18g Pepperoni
Calories 143kcal 504kcal Pepperoni
Calcium 6mg 19mg Pepperoni
Iron 1.15mg 1.33mg Pepperoni
Magnesium 29mg 18mg Pork Meat
Phosphorus 267mg 158mg Pork Meat
Potassium 421mg 274mg Pork Meat
Sodium 57mg 1582mg Pork Meat
Zinc 2.42mg 2.44mg Pepperoni
Copper 0.111mg 0.091mg Pork Meat
Manganese 0.013mg 1.074mg Pepperoni
Selenium 38.2µg 29µg Pork Meat
Vitamin E 0.08mg 1.03mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 10IU 52IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D 0.2µg 1.3µg Pepperoni
Vitamin B1 0.95mg 0.271mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B2 0.387mg 0.257mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B3 7.432mg 4.987mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B5 1.012mg 0.93mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B6 0.739mg 0.362mg Pork Meat
Folate 0µg 5µg Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 1.3µg Pepperoni
Choline 88.9mg 51.2mg Pork Meat
Vitamin K 0µg 5.8µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.275mg 0.23mg Pork Meat
Threonine 1.175mg 0.869mg Pork Meat
Isoleucine 1.288mg 0.901mg Pork Meat
Leucine 2.229mg 1.575mg Pork Meat
Lysine 2.427mg 1.652mg Pork Meat
Methionine 0.721mg 0.511mg Pork Meat
Phenylalanine 1.1mg 0.778mg Pork Meat
Valine 1.367mg 0.987mg Pork Meat
Histidine 1.13mg 0.688mg Pork Meat
Cholesterol 73mg 97mg Pork Meat
Trans Fat 0.033g 1.527g Pork Meat
Saturated Fat 1.198g 17.708g Pork Meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.004g Pepperoni
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.004g Pepperoni
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.02g Pepperoni
Monounsaturated Fat 1.334g 20.77g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 0.506g 4.458g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.013g 0.136g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.411g 3.605g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0g 0.002g Pepperoni
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g 0.164g Pepperoni
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.018g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.04g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork Meat Pepperoni
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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
63%
Pork Meat
48%
Pepperoni
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Pork Meat
76%
Pepperoni

Comparison summary

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

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. Pork 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.