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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
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pepperoni Bratwurst Opinion
Calories 504kcal 297kcal Pepperoni
Protein 19.25g 12.2g Pepperoni
Fats 46.28g 26.34g Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 1.18g 2g Bratwurst
Carbs 1.18g 2g Bratwurst
Cholesterol 97mg 78mg Bratwurst
Vitamin D 52IU IU Pepperoni
Iron 1.33mg 1mg Pepperoni
Calcium 19mg 7mg Pepperoni
Potassium 274mg 283mg Bratwurst
Magnesium 18mg 15mg Pepperoni
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.091mg 0.08mg Pepperoni
Zinc 2.44mg 2.47mg Bratwurst
Starch g g
Phosphorus 158mg 130mg Pepperoni
Sodium 1582mg 848mg Bratwurst
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 1.03mg mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3µg µg Pepperoni
Vitamin B1 0.271mg 0.38mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B2 0.257mg 0.213mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 4.987mg 3.11mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.93mg 0.69mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.362mg 0.2mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 2.67µg Bratwurst
Vitamin K 5.8µg µg Pepperoni
Folate 5µg 4µg Pepperoni
Trans Fat 1.527g g Bratwurst
Saturated Fat 17.708g 6.08g Bratwurst
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77g 8g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458g 1.58g Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23mg 0.107mg Pepperoni
Threonine 0.869mg 0.465mg Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.901mg 0.485mg Pepperoni
Leucine 1.575mg 0.81mg Pepperoni
Lysine 1.652mg 0.903mg Pepperoni
Methionine 0.511mg 0.364mg Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.778mg 0.405mg Pepperoni
Valine 0.987mg 0.464mg Pepperoni
Histidine 0.688mg 0.395mg Pepperoni
Fructose 0g g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($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. 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.