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Pepperoni vs Barbecue chicken - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pepperoni and Barbecue chicken different?

  • Pepperoni is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Selenium, while Barbecue chicken is higher in Vitamin D.
  • Pepperoni covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 69% more than Barbecue chicken.
  • Pepperoni contains 215 times more Manganese than Barbecue chicken. Pepperoni contains 1.074mg of Manganese, while Barbecue chicken contains 0.005mg.
  • Barbecue chicken is lower in Sodium.

Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin 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 Calcium +18.8%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Zinc +37.1%
Contains more Copper +18.2%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains less Sodium -78.8%
Equal in Potassium - 255
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 36% 15% 94% 23% 44% 49% 26%
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Zinc +37.1%
Contains more Copper +18.2%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +38%
Contains less Sodium -78.8%
Equal in Potassium - 255

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 E +123.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +392.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +511.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +176.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.9%
Contains more Folate +60%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 10% 0% 0% 14% 53% 108% 10% 45% 6% 59% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +123.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +392.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +511.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +176.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.9%
Contains more Folate +60%

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.
Pepperoni Barbecue chicken
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pepperoni Barbecue chicken Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 0.12g Pepperoni
Protein 19.25g 22.51g Barbecue chicken
Fats 46.28g 15.08g Pepperoni
Carbs 1.18g 0.12g Pepperoni
Calories 504kcal 226kcal Pepperoni
Starch g 0g Barbecue chicken
Fructose 0g 0.04g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0g 0.12g Pepperoni
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 16mg Pepperoni
Iron 1.33mg 0.95mg Pepperoni
Magnesium 18mg 21mg Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 158mg 218mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 274mg 255mg Pepperoni
Sodium 1582mg 335mg Barbecue chicken
Zinc 2.44mg 1.78mg Pepperoni
Copper 0.091mg 0.077mg Pepperoni
Vitamin A 0IU 67IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 1.03mg 0.46mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 52IU 0IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0µg Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.271mg 0.055mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.257mg 0.227mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 4.987mg 5.732mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.93mg 0.152mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.362mg 0.191mg Pepperoni
Folate 5µg 8µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 0.47µg Pepperoni
Vitamin K 5.8µg 0µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23mg 0.173mg Pepperoni
Threonine 0.869mg 0.657mg Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.901mg 0.853mg Pepperoni
Leucine 1.575mg 1.549mg Pepperoni
Lysine 1.652mg 1.75mg Barbecue chicken
Methionine 0.511mg 0.565mg Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 0.778mg 0.69mg Pepperoni
Valine 0.987mg 0.935mg Pepperoni
Histidine 0.688mg 0.592mg Pepperoni
Cholesterol 97mg 127mg Pepperoni
Trans Fat 1.527g 0.078g Barbecue chicken
Saturated Fat 17.708g 3.927g Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77g 6.446g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458g 2.038g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pepperoni Barbecue chicken
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
50
Pepperoni
25
Barbecue chicken
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
36
Barbecue chicken

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
116%
Pepperoni
135%
Barbecue chicken
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
0%
Barbecue chicken
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
70%
Barbecue chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
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 contains less Sodium?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 1247mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.781g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is cheaper (difference - $3)

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. Pepperoni - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174575/nutrients
  2. Barbecue chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171127/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.