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Pepperoni vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pepperoni and Pork different?

  • Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B12, and Iron, however Pork is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Choline.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Pepperoni is 66% higher.
  • Pepperoni contains 119 times more Manganese than Pork. While Pepperoni contains 1.074mg of Manganese, Pork contains only 0.009mg.
  • Pork has less Sodium.

Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled are the varieties 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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Pork
Contains more Iron +52.9%
Contains more Copper +24.7%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.7%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Equal in Calcium - 19
Equal in Zinc - 2.39
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Contains more Iron +52.9%
Contains more Copper +24.7%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.7%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Equal in Calcium - 19
Equal in Zinc - 2.39

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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Pork
Contains more Vitamin E +255.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +223.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.2%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.3
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.037
Equal in Folate - 5
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 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +255.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +223.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.2%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.3
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.037
Equal in Folate - 5

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 Pork
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 Pork Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 0g Pepperoni
Protein 19.25g 27.32g Pork
Fats 46.28g 13.92g Pepperoni
Carbs 1.18g 0g Pepperoni
Calories 504kcal 242kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Pepperoni
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 19mg
Iron 1.33mg 0.87mg Pepperoni
Magnesium 18mg 28mg Pork
Phosphorus 158mg 246mg Pork
Potassium 274mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 1582mg 62mg Pork
Zinc 2.44mg 2.39mg Pepperoni
Copper 0.091mg 0.073mg Pepperoni
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork
Vitamin E 1.03mg 0.29mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 52IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg 1.3µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.271mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.257mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 4.987mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.93mg 0.698mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.362mg 0.464mg Pork
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 0.7µg Pepperoni
Vitamin K 5.8µg 0µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 0.869mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 0.901mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 1.575mg 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 1.652mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.511mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 0.778mg 1.086mg Pork
Valine 0.987mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 0.688mg 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 97mg 80mg Pork
Trans Fat 1.527g g Pork
Saturated Fat 17.708g 5.23g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77g 6.19g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458g 1.2g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pepperoni Pork
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
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
37
Pork

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
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
0%
Pork
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
64%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 1520mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.478g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.