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Pepperoni vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pepperoni and Chicken meat?

  • Pepperoni is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B2, while Chicken meat is higher in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Pepperoni's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 70% higher.
  • Chicken meat has 54 times less Manganese than Pepperoni. Pepperoni has 1.074mg of Manganese, while Chicken meat has 0.02mg.
  • Chicken meat is lower in Sodium.

We used Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, 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 +26.7%
Contains more Potassium +22.9%
Contains more Zinc +25.8%
Contains more Copper +37.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.2%
Contains less Sodium -94.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.26
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Contains more Potassium +22.9%
Contains more Zinc +25.8%
Contains more Copper +37.9%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.2%
Contains less Sodium -94.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.26

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 +281.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +330.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.5%
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 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +281.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +330.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.5%
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 Chicken meat
Rich in minerals 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
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pepperoni Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 0g Pepperoni
Protein 19.25g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 46.28g 13.6g Pepperoni
Carbs 1.18g 0g Pepperoni
Calories 504kcal 239kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Pepperoni
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 15mg Pepperoni
Iron 1.33mg 1.26mg Pepperoni
Magnesium 18mg 23mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 158mg 182mg Chicken meat
Potassium 274mg 223mg Pepperoni
Sodium 1582mg 82mg Chicken meat
Zinc 2.44mg 1.94mg Pepperoni
Copper 0.091mg 0.066mg Pepperoni
Vitamin A 0IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 1.03mg 0.27mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 52IU 2IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0µg Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.271mg 0.063mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.257mg 0.168mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 4.987mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 0.93mg 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.362mg 0.4mg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 0.3µg Pepperoni
Vitamin K 5.8µg 2.4µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 0.869mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 0.901mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.575mg 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine 1.652mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.511mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.778mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine 0.987mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.688mg 0.802mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 97mg 88mg Chicken meat
Trans Fat 1.527g g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 17.708g 3.79g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77g 5.34g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458g 2.97g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pepperoni Chicken meat
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
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
31
Chicken meat

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
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
63%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1500mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.918g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.