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Pepperoni vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pepperoni and Meat different?

  • Pepperoni is richer in Manganese, and Vitamin B12, while Meat is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Pepperoni covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 83% more than Meat.
  • Pepperoni contains 83 times more Manganese than Meat. Pepperoni contains 1.074mg of Manganese, while Meat contains 0.013mg.
  • Meat is lower in Sodium.

Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted types were used in this article.

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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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5
Meat
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Iron +15.7%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains more Potassium +53.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Copper +22%
Equal in Zinc - 2.42
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Iron +15.7%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +69%
Contains more Potassium +53.6%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Copper +22%
Equal in Zinc - 2.42

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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Meat
Contains more Vitamin E +1187.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +250.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.012
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% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +1187.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +250.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.012

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pepperoni Meat Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 0g Pepperoni
Protein 19.25g 26.17g Meat
Fats 46.28g 3.51g Pepperoni
Carbs 1.18g 0g Pepperoni
Calories 504kcal 143kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Pepperoni
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 6mg Pepperoni
Iron 1.33mg 1.15mg Pepperoni
Magnesium 18mg 29mg Meat
Phosphorus 158mg 267mg Meat
Potassium 274mg 421mg Meat
Sodium 1582mg 57mg Meat
Zinc 2.44mg 2.42mg Pepperoni
Copper 0.091mg 0.111mg Meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 1.03mg 0.08mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 52IU 10IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0.2µg Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.271mg 0.95mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.257mg 0.387mg Meat
Vitamin B3 4.987mg 7.432mg Meat
Vitamin B5 0.93mg 1.012mg Meat
Vitamin B6 0.362mg 0.739mg Meat
Folate 5µg 0µg Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 0.57µg Pepperoni
Vitamin K 5.8µg 0µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23mg 0.275mg Meat
Threonine 0.869mg 1.175mg Meat
Isoleucine 0.901mg 1.288mg Meat
Leucine 1.575mg 2.229mg Meat
Lysine 1.652mg 2.427mg Meat
Methionine 0.511mg 0.721mg Meat
Phenylalanine 0.778mg 1.1mg Meat
Valine 0.987mg 1.367mg Meat
Histidine 0.688mg 1.13mg Meat
Cholesterol 97mg 73mg Meat
Trans Fat 1.527g 0.033g Meat
Saturated Fat 17.708g 1.198g Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77g 1.334g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458g 0.506g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pepperoni Meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
41
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 food.
Protein
116%
Pepperoni
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
0%
Meat
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
16%
Meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1525mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 16.51g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Meat
Meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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

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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.