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Pepperoni vs Bratwurst - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pepperoni and Bratwurst different?

  • Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B3, however Bratwurst is richer in Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Pepperoni is 58% higher.
  • Pepperoni contains 26 times more Manganese than Bratwurst. While Pepperoni contains 1.074mg of Manganese, Bratwurst contains only 0.041mg.
  • Bratwurst has less Saturated Fat.

Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Bratwurst, beef and pork, smoked are the varieties 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
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Contains more Iron +33%
Contains more Calcium +171.4%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.5%
Contains less Sodium -46.4%
Equal in Potassium - 283
Equal in Zinc - 2.47
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 6% 25% 13% 31% 67% 68% 207%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 3% 25% 11% 27% 68% 56% 111%
Contains more Iron +33%
Contains more Calcium +171.4%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.5%
Contains less Sodium -46.4%
Equal in Potassium - 283
Equal in Zinc - 2.47

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 B2 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +105.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 21% 39% 68% 60% 94% 56% 84% 163% 15% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 96% 50% 59% 42% 47% 334% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +105.4%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
50
Pepperoni
52
Bratwurst
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
42
Bratwurst

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 the food
Protein
116%
Pepperoni
73%
Bratwurst
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
2%
Bratwurst
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
122%
Bratwurst

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pepperoni Bratwurst
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pepperoni Bratwurst
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst contains less Sodium (difference - 734mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.628g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($3)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pepperoni Bratwurst Opinion
Calories 504 297 Pepperoni
Protein 19.25 12.2 Pepperoni
Fats 46.28 26.34 Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.18 2 Bratwurst
Cholesterol 97 78 Bratwurst
Vitamin D 52 Pepperoni
Iron 1.33 1 Pepperoni
Calcium 19 7 Pepperoni
Potassium 274 283 Bratwurst
Magnesium 18 15 Pepperoni
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.091 0.08 Pepperoni
Zinc 2.44 2.47 Bratwurst
Starch
Phosphorus 158 130 Pepperoni
Sodium 1582 848 Bratwurst
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 1.03 Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3 Pepperoni
Vitamin B1 0.271 0.38 Bratwurst
Vitamin B2 0.257 0.213 Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 4.987 3.11 Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.93 0.69 Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.362 0.2 Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 1.3 2.67 Bratwurst
Vitamin K 5.8 Pepperoni
Folate 5 4 Pepperoni
Trans Fat 1.527 Bratwurst
Saturated Fat 17.708 6.08 Bratwurst
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77 8 Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458 1.58 Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23 0.107 Pepperoni
Threonine 0.869 0.465 Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.901 0.485 Pepperoni
Leucine 1.575 0.81 Pepperoni
Lysine 1.652 0.903 Pepperoni
Methionine 0.511 0.364 Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.778 0.405 Pepperoni
Valine 0.987 0.464 Pepperoni
Histidine 0.688 0.395 Pepperoni
Fructose 0 Pepperoni

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Bratwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172956/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.