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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
Contains more Copper +11%
Contains more Iron +30.8%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.9%
Contains more Potassium +23.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.5%
Contains more Zinc +100.8%
Equal in Calcium - 20
Equal in Copper - 0.082
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 66% 17% 90% 30% 8% 134% 28%
Contains more Copper +11%
Contains more Iron +30.8%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.9%
Contains more Potassium +23.7%
Contains less Sodium -96.5%
Contains more Zinc +100.8%
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 Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.4%
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% 8% 0% 0% 19% 31% 139% 33% 134% 7% 204% 4%
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 Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pepperoni Flank steak
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
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 food.
Protein
116%
Pepperoni
166%
Flank steak
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
0%
Flank steak
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
38%
Flank steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Flank steak
Flank steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1526mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
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 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. 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.