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Pepperoni vs Beef tenderloin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pepperoni and Beef tenderloin?

  • Pepperoni is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Selenium, while Beef tenderloin is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, and Zinc.
  • Pepperoni's daily need coverage for Sodium is 66% higher.
  • Beef tenderloin has 77 times less Manganese than Pepperoni. Pepperoni has 1.074mg of Manganese, while Beef tenderloin has 0.014mg.
  • Beef tenderloin is lower in Sodium.

We used Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted types in this comparison.

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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 +111.1%
Contains more Iron +133.8%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.5%
Contains more Potassium +20.8%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +65.2%
Contains more Copper +35.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 117% 16% 87% 30% 8% 110% 41%
Contains more Calcium +111.1%
Contains more Iron +133.8%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.5%
Contains more Potassium +20.8%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Zinc +65.2%
Contains more Copper +35.2%

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 B1 +201.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +272%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.8%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +89.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.26
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 23% 60% 57% 15% 58% 6% 308% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +201.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +272%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.8%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +89.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.26

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 tenderloin
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pepperoni Beef tenderloin Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 0g Pepperoni
Protein 19.25g 23.9g Beef tenderloin
Fats 46.28g 24.6g Pepperoni
Carbs 1.18g 0g Pepperoni
Calories 504kcal 324kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Pepperoni
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 9mg Pepperoni
Iron 1.33mg 3.11mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 18mg 22mg Beef tenderloin
Phosphorus 158mg 203mg Beef tenderloin
Potassium 274mg 331mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 1582mg 57mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 2.44mg 4.03mg Beef tenderloin
Copper 0.091mg 0.123mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 1.03mg mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 52IU IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3µg µg Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.271mg 0.09mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.257mg 0.26mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 4.987mg 3mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.93mg 0.25mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.362mg 0.25mg Pepperoni
Folate 5µg 8µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 2.46µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K 5.8µg µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23mg 0.268mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 0.869mg 1.044mg Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 0.901mg 1.075mg Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.575mg 1.889mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.652mg 1.989mg Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.511mg 0.612mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.778mg 0.933mg Beef tenderloin
Valine 0.987mg 1.163mg Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.688mg 0.818mg Beef tenderloin
Cholesterol 97mg 85mg Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat 1.527g g Beef tenderloin
Saturated Fat 17.708g 9.72g Beef tenderloin
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77g 10.27g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458g 1g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pepperoni Beef tenderloin
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
44
Beef tenderloin
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
51
Beef tenderloin

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
143%
Beef tenderloin
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
0%
Beef tenderloin
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
114%
Beef tenderloin

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 1525mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.988g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

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 tenderloin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169544/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.