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Pepperoni vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pepperoni and Beef

  • Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B2, yet Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Pepperoni covers your daily Sodium needs 66% more than Beef.
  • Pepperoni contains 90 times more Manganese than Beef. While Pepperoni contains 1.074mg of Manganese, Beef contains only 0.012mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Beef is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled.

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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
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Beef
Contains more Iron +95.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains more Potassium +16.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Zinc +158.6%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.085
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Contains more Iron +95.5%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.3%
Contains more Potassium +16.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Zinc +158.6%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.085

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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Beef
Contains more Vitamin E +758.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +489.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +103.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.378
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382
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 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Contains more Vitamin E +758.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +489.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +383.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +103.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.378
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382

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 Beef
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 Pepperoni Beef Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 0g Pepperoni
Protein 19.25g 25.93g Beef
Fats 46.28g 15.41g Pepperoni
Carbs 1.18g 0g Pepperoni
Calories 504kcal 250kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Pepperoni
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 18mg Pepperoni
Iron 1.33mg 2.6mg Beef
Magnesium 18mg 21mg Beef
Phosphorus 158mg 198mg Beef
Potassium 274mg 318mg Beef
Sodium 1582mg 72mg Beef
Zinc 2.44mg 6.31mg Beef
Copper 0.091mg 0.085mg Pepperoni
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Beef
Vitamin E 1.03mg 0.12mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 52IU 2IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0µg Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.271mg 0.046mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.257mg 0.176mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 4.987mg 5.378mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.93mg 0.658mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.362mg 0.382mg Beef
Folate 5µg 9µg Beef
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 2.64µg Beef
Vitamin K 5.8µg 1.2µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23mg 0.094mg Pepperoni
Threonine 0.869mg 0.72mg Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.901mg 0.822mg Pepperoni
Leucine 1.575mg 1.45mg Pepperoni
Lysine 1.652mg 1.54mg Pepperoni
Methionine 0.511mg 0.478mg Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.778mg 0.725mg Pepperoni
Valine 0.987mg 0.914mg Pepperoni
Histidine 0.688mg 0.604mg Pepperoni
Cholesterol 97mg 88mg Beef
Trans Fat 1.527g 0.572g Beef
Saturated Fat 17.708g 5.895g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77g 6.668g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458g 0.484g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pepperoni Beef
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
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
55
Beef

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
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
0%
Beef
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
71%
Beef

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 1510mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.813g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $1)
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. Pepperoni - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174575/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.