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Pepperoni vs. Ground turkey — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pepperoni and Ground turkey

  • Pepperoni has more Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E , however, Ground turkey is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Copper.
  • Pepperoni covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 75% more than Ground turkey.
  • Pepperoni has 98 times more Manganese than Ground turkey. While Pepperoni has 1.074mg of Manganese, Ground turkey has only 0.011mg.
  • Ground turkey has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Ground turkey, cooked.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Manganese +9663.6%
Contains more Calcium +47.4%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.1%
Contains more Zinc +27.5%
Contains more Copper +65.9%
Equal in Potassium - 294
Equal in Selenium - 31.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31% 141% 159%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 57% 22% 109% 26% 11% 85% 51% 2% 170%
Contains more Manganese +9663.6%
Contains more Calcium +47.4%
Contains more Iron +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.1%
Contains more Zinc +27.5%
Contains more Copper +65.9%
Equal in Potassium - 294
Equal in Selenium - 31.1

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +836.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +251.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.9%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Choline +52.7%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.34
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 21% 39% 0% 68% 60% 94% 56% 84% 4% 163% 28% 15%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 3% 6% 0% 20% 49% 164% 72% 147% 6% 168% 43% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +836.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +251.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.9%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Choline +52.7%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.34

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +345%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +2862.5%
Contains more Protein +42.2%
Contains more Water +117.4%
19% 46% 29% 5%
Protein: 19.25 g
Fats: 46.28 g
Carbs: 1.18 g
Water: 28.55 g
Other: 4.74 g
27% 10% 62%
Protein: 27.37 g
Fats: 10.4 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.07 g
Other: 0.16 g
Contains more Fats +345%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +2862.5%
Contains more Protein +42.2%
Contains more Water +117.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +500.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +52.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.9%
41% 48% 10%
Saturated Fat: 17.708 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 20.77 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.458 g
30% 38% 32%
Saturated Fat: 2.669 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.458 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.917 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +500.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +52.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pepperoni Ground turkey
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 Ground turkey Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 0g Pepperoni
Protein 19.25g 27.37g Ground turkey
Fats 46.28g 10.4g Pepperoni
Carbs 1.18g 0g Pepperoni
Calories 504kcal 203kcal Pepperoni
Calcium 19mg 28mg Ground turkey
Iron 1.33mg 1.52mg Ground turkey
Magnesium 18mg 30mg Ground turkey
Phosphorus 158mg 254mg Ground turkey
Potassium 274mg 294mg Ground turkey
Sodium 1582mg 78mg Ground turkey
Zinc 2.44mg 3.11mg Ground turkey
Copper 0.091mg 0.151mg Ground turkey
Manganese 1.074mg 0.011mg Pepperoni
Selenium 29µg 31.1µg Ground turkey
Vitamin A 0IU 79IU Ground turkey
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 24µg Ground turkey
Vitamin E 1.03mg 0.11mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 52IU 8IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0.2µg Pepperoni
Vitamin B1 0.271mg 0.077mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.257mg 0.211mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 4.987mg 8.724mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B5 0.93mg 1.193mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B6 0.362mg 0.633mg Ground turkey
Folate 5µg 7µg Ground turkey
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 1.34µg Ground turkey
Choline 51.2mg 78.2mg Ground turkey
Vitamin K 5.8µg 0µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23mg 0.312mg Ground turkey
Threonine 0.869mg 1.258mg Ground turkey
Isoleucine 0.901mg 1.227mg Ground turkey
Leucine 1.575mg 2.262mg Ground turkey
Lysine 1.652mg 2.452mg Ground turkey
Methionine 0.511mg 0.806mg Ground turkey
Phenylalanine 0.778mg 1.068mg Ground turkey
Valine 0.987mg 1.27mg Ground turkey
Histidine 0.688mg 0.811mg Ground turkey
Cholesterol 97mg 93mg Ground turkey
Trans Fat 1.527g 0.134g Ground turkey
Saturated Fat 17.708g 2.669g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DHA 0.004g 0.009g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - EPA 0.004g 0.01g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0.012g Pepperoni
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77g 3.458g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458g 2.917g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.136g 0.019g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 3.605g 2.508g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.002g 0.008g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - ALA 0.164g 0.136g Pepperoni
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.018g 0.001g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.04g 0.011g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pepperoni Ground turkey
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Pepperoni
52%
Ground turkey
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
76%
Pepperoni
54%
Ground turkey

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey contains less Sodium (difference - 1504mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.039g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pepperoni - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174575/nutrients
  2. Ground turkey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171506/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.