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Pepperoni vs Bologna sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Pepperoni and Bologna sausage?

  • Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Iron, yet Bologna sausage is higher in Vitamin B1.
  • Pepperoni's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 54% more.
  • Pepperoni has 30 times more Manganese than Bologna sausage. While Pepperoni has 1.074mg of Manganese, Bologna sausage has only 0.036mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Bologna sausage is lower.

We used Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Bologna, pork types 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 +72.7%
Contains more Iron +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.7%
Contains more Zinc +20.2%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains less Sodium -42.7%
Equal in Potassium - 281
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 29% 10% 60% 25% 119% 56% 27%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Iron +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.7%
Contains more Zinc +20.2%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains less Sodium -42.7%
Equal in Potassium - 281

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 +296.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.4
Equal in Folate - 5
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% 6% 42% 0% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 4% 117% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +296.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +1833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.4
Equal in Folate - 5

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 Bologna sausage
Rich in minerals ok
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
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pepperoni Bologna sausage Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 0.73g Pepperoni
Protein 19.25g 15.3g Pepperoni
Fats 46.28g 19.87g Pepperoni
Carbs 1.18g 0.73g Pepperoni
Calories 504kcal 247kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Pepperoni
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 11mg Pepperoni
Iron 1.33mg 0.77mg Pepperoni
Magnesium 18mg 14mg Pepperoni
Phosphorus 158mg 139mg Pepperoni
Potassium 274mg 281mg Bologna sausage
Sodium 1582mg 907mg Bologna sausage
Zinc 2.44mg 2.03mg Pepperoni
Copper 0.091mg 0.08mg Pepperoni
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 1.03mg 0.26mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 52IU 56IU Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 1.3µg 1.4µg Bologna sausage
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.271mg 0.523mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B2 0.257mg 0.157mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 4.987mg 3.9mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.93mg 0.72mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.362mg 0.27mg Pepperoni
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 0.93µg Pepperoni
Vitamin K 5.8µg 0.3µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23mg 0.149mg Pepperoni
Threonine 0.869mg 0.641mg Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.901mg 0.663mg Pepperoni
Leucine 1.575mg 1.168mg Pepperoni
Lysine 1.652mg 1.204mg Pepperoni
Methionine 0.511mg 0.412mg Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.778mg 0.585mg Pepperoni
Valine 0.987mg 0.737mg Pepperoni
Histidine 0.688mg 0.482mg Pepperoni
Cholesterol 97mg 59mg Bologna sausage
Trans Fat 1.527g g Bologna sausage
Saturated Fat 17.708g 6.839g Bologna sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77g 9.732g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458g 2.107g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pepperoni Bologna sausage
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
43
Bologna sausage
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
41
Bologna sausage

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
92%
Bologna sausage
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
1%
Bologna sausage
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
92%
Bologna sausage

Comparison summary

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?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 675mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.869g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is cheaper (difference - $3)
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. Bologna sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173856/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.