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Pepperoni vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pepperoni and Ground meat

  • Pepperoni has more Manganese, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin D, however Ground meat has more Vitamin B12, Zinc and Iron.
  • Pepperoni's daily need coverage for Sodium is 66% more.
  • Pepperoni has 119 times more Manganese than Ground meat. Pepperoni has 1.074mg of Manganese, while Ground meat has 0.009mg.
  • Ground meat is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked.

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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 Potassium +13.7%
Contains more Copper +15.2%
Contains more Iron +70.7%
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Zinc +139.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Equal in Phosphorus - 166
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 6% 25% 13% 31% 67% 68% 207%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Contains more Potassium +13.7%
Contains more Copper +15.2%
Contains more Iron +70.7%
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Zinc +139.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 17
Equal in Phosphorus - 166

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 +758.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +431.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +91.5%
Contains more Folate +40%
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% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +758.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +431.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +91.5%
Contains more Folate +40%

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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
49
Ground 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 the food
Protein
116%
Pepperoni
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
0%
Ground meat
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
71%
Ground meat

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 Ground meat
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pepperoni Ground meat
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 richer in vitamins?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1509mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.635g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground meat
Ground meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Ground meat Opinion
Calories 504 241 Pepperoni
Protein 19.25 23.87 Ground meat
Fats 46.28 15.37 Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.18 0 Pepperoni
Cholesterol 97 88 Ground meat
Vitamin D 52 2 Pepperoni
Iron 1.33 2.27 Ground meat
Calcium 19 33 Ground meat
Potassium 274 241 Pepperoni
Magnesium 18 17 Pepperoni
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.091 0.079 Pepperoni
Zinc 2.44 5.84 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 158 166 Ground meat
Sodium 1582 73 Ground meat
Vitamin A 0 9 Ground meat
Vitamin E 1.03 0.12 Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3 0 Pepperoni
Vitamin B1 0.271 0.051 Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.257 0.171 Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 4.987 4.026 Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.93 0.512 Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.362 0.311 Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 1.3 2.49 Ground meat
Vitamin K 5.8 2.9 Pepperoni
Folate 5 7 Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.527 1.173 Ground meat
Saturated Fat 17.708 6.073 Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77 7.322 Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458 0.408 Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23 0.121 Pepperoni
Threonine 0.869 0.923 Ground meat
Isoleucine 0.901 1.055 Ground meat
Leucine 1.575 1.861 Ground meat
Lysine 1.652 1.976 Ground meat
Methionine 0.511 0.614 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.778 0.931 Ground meat
Valine 0.987 1.172 Ground meat
Histidine 0.688 0.775 Ground meat
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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.