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

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
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 the food
Protein
116%
Pepperoni
79%
Kielbasa
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
4%
Kielbasa
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
81%
Kielbasa

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pepperoni Kielbasa
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?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 27mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa contains less Sodium (difference - 382mg)
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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
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 Kielbasa Opinion
Calories 504 226 Pepperoni
Protein 19.25 13.1 Pepperoni
Fats 46.28 17.6 Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0 14.8 Kielbasa
Carbs 1.18 3.9 Kielbasa
Cholesterol 97 70 Kielbasa
Vitamin D 52 Pepperoni
Iron 1.33 1.24 Pepperoni
Calcium 19 Pepperoni
Potassium 274 Pepperoni
Magnesium 18 Pepperoni
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.091 Pepperoni
Zinc 2.44 Pepperoni
Starch
Phosphorus 158 Pepperoni
Sodium 1582 1200 Kielbasa
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 1.03 Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3 Pepperoni
Vitamin B1 0.271 Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.257 Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 4.987 Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.93 Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.362 Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 1.3 Pepperoni
Vitamin K 5.8 Pepperoni
Folate 5 Pepperoni
Trans Fat 1.527 Kielbasa
Saturated Fat 17.708 6.23 Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77 8.27 Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458 2.33 Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23 Pepperoni
Threonine 0.869 Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.901 Pepperoni
Leucine 1.575 Pepperoni
Lysine 1.652 Pepperoni
Methionine 0.511 Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.778 Pepperoni
Valine 0.987 Pepperoni
Histidine 0.688 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. 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.