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Pepperoni vs Kielbasa - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pepperoni and Kielbasa

  • Pepperoni has more Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, while Kielbasa has more Vitamin C.
  • Pepperoni's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 57% higher.
  • Kielbasa contains 3 times less Monounsaturated Fat than Pepperoni. Pepperoni contains 20.77g of Monounsaturated Fat, while Kielbasa contains 8.27g.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Kielbasa is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked.

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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 less Sodium -24.1%
Equal in Iron - 1.24
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Contains less Sodium -24.1%
Equal in Iron - 1.24

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 C +∞%
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% 0% 0% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pepperoni Kielbasa Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 3.9g Kielbasa
Protein 19.25g 13.1g Pepperoni
Fats 46.28g 17.6g Pepperoni
Carbs 1.18g 3.9g Kielbasa
Calories 504kcal 226kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Pepperoni
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg mg Pepperoni
Iron 1.33mg 1.24mg Pepperoni
Magnesium 18mg mg Pepperoni
Phosphorus 158mg mg Pepperoni
Potassium 274mg mg Pepperoni
Sodium 1582mg 1200mg Kielbasa
Zinc 2.44mg mg Pepperoni
Copper 0.091mg mg Pepperoni
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 1.03mg mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 52IU IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3µg µg Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0mg 14.8mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 0.271mg mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.257mg mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 4.987mg mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.93mg mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.362mg mg Pepperoni
Folate 5µg µg Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 1.3µg µg Pepperoni
Vitamin K 5.8µg µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23mg mg Pepperoni
Threonine 0.869mg mg Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.901mg mg Pepperoni
Leucine 1.575mg mg Pepperoni
Lysine 1.652mg mg Pepperoni
Methionine 0.511mg mg Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.778mg mg Pepperoni
Valine 0.987mg mg Pepperoni
Histidine 0.688mg mg Pepperoni
Cholesterol 97mg 70mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat 1.527g g Kielbasa
Saturated Fat 17.708g 6.23g Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77g 8.27g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458g 2.33g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pepperoni Kielbasa
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
4
Kielbasa
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
25
Kielbasa

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
79%
Kielbasa
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
4%
Kielbasa
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
81%
Kielbasa

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 contains less Sodium?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa contains less Sodium (difference - 382mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.478g)
Which food is cheaper?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

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. Kielbasa - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174607/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.