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Pepperoni vs Flank steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pepperoni and Flank steak

  • Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2, yet Flank steak is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12 and Choline.
  • Pepperoni covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 72% more than Flank steak.
  • Pepperoni contains 119 times more Manganese than Flank steak. While Pepperoni contains 1.074mg of Manganese, Flank steak contains only 0.009mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Flank steak is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Beef, flank, steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled.

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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 Copper +11%
Contains more Iron +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +23.7%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Zinc +100.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.9%
Contains less Sodium -96.5%
Equal in Calcium - 20
Equal in Copper - 0.082
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 6% 25% 13% 31% 67% 68% 207%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 66% 6% 30% 17% 28% 134% 90% 8%
Contains more Copper +11%
Contains more Iron +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +23.7%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Zinc +100.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.9%
Contains less Sodium -96.5%
Equal in Calcium - 20
Equal in Copper - 0.082

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 +171.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +261.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.4%
Contains more Folate +80%
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% 8% 0% 19% 31% 139% 33% 134% 204% 4% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +171.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +261.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +314.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.4%
Contains more Folate +80%

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
48
Flank steak
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
47
Flank steak

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
166%
Flank steak
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
0%
Flank steak
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
38%
Flank steak

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 Flank steak
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pepperoni Flank steak
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flank steak
Flank steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1526mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 14.313g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Flank steak
Flank steak is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flank steak
Flank steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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 Flank steak Opinion
Calories 504 192 Pepperoni
Protein 19.25 27.66 Flank steak
Fats 46.28 8.23 Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.18 0 Pepperoni
Cholesterol 97 79 Flank steak
Vitamin D 52 Pepperoni
Iron 1.33 1.74 Flank steak
Calcium 19 20 Flank steak
Potassium 274 339 Flank steak
Magnesium 18 23 Flank steak
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.091 0.082 Pepperoni
Zinc 2.44 4.9 Flank steak
Starch
Phosphorus 158 210 Flank steak
Sodium 1582 56 Flank steak
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 1.03 0.38 Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3 Pepperoni
Vitamin B1 0.271 0.075 Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.257 0.133 Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 4.987 7.363 Flank steak
Vitamin B5 0.93 0.545 Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.362 0.579 Flank steak
Vitamin B12 1.3 1.63 Flank steak
Vitamin K 5.8 1.4 Pepperoni
Folate 5 9 Flank steak
Trans Fat 1.527 Flank steak
Saturated Fat 17.708 3.395 Flank steak
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77 3.317 Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458 0.322 Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23 0.182 Pepperoni
Threonine 0.869 1.105 Flank steak
Isoleucine 0.901 1.259 Flank steak
Leucine 1.575 2.201 Flank steak
Lysine 1.652 2.338 Flank steak
Methionine 0.511 0.72 Flank steak
Phenylalanine 0.778 1.093 Flank steak
Valine 0.987 1.372 Flank steak
Histidine 0.688 0.883 Flank steak
Fructose 0 Pepperoni

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 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. Flank steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168733/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.