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Pepperoni vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pepperoni and Italian sausage

  • Pepperoni has more Manganese, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Selenium and Vitamin B2, however Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1.
  • Pepperoni covers your daily need of Manganese 44% more than Italian sausage.
  • Pepperoni has 2 times more Sodium than Italian sausage. While Pepperoni has 1582mg of Sodium, Italian sausage has only 731mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw.

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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 Iron +12.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +36.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.3%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Potassium - 253
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 6% 25% 13% 31% 67% 68% 207%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Iron +12.7%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +36.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.3%
Contains less Sodium -53.8%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Potassium - 253

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 B2 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +109.6%
Contains more Folate +60%
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 7% 0% 0% 0% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 114% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +109.6%
Contains more Folate +60%

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
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
39
Italian sausage

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
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
145%
Italian sausage

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 Italian sausage
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pepperoni Italian sausage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 851mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.438g)
Which food is cheaper?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

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 Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 504 346 Pepperoni
Protein 19.25 14.25 Pepperoni
Fats 46.28 31.33 Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 1.18 0.65 Pepperoni
Cholesterol 97 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 52 Pepperoni
Iron 1.33 1.18 Pepperoni
Calcium 19 18 Pepperoni
Potassium 274 253 Pepperoni
Magnesium 18 14 Pepperoni
Sugars 0 Italian sausage
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.091 0.08 Pepperoni
Zinc 2.44 1.79 Pepperoni
Starch
Phosphorus 158 142 Pepperoni
Sodium 1582 731 Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 1.03 Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3 Pepperoni
Vitamin B1 0.271 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.257 0.168 Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 4.987 3.25 Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.93 0.51 Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.362 0.3 Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 1.3 0.91 Pepperoni
Vitamin K 5.8 Pepperoni
Folate 5 8 Italian sausage
Trans Fat 1.527 Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 17.708 11.27 Italian sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77 14.34 Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458 4.03 Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23 0.114 Pepperoni
Threonine 0.869 0.563 Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.901 0.52 Pepperoni
Leucine 1.575 0.956 Pepperoni
Lysine 1.652 1.083 Pepperoni
Methionine 0.511 0.346 Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.778 0.477 Pepperoni
Valine 0.987 0.572 Pepperoni
Histidine 0.688 0.411 Pepperoni
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. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171631/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.