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Pepperoni vs Steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Pepperoni and Steak

  • Pepperoni is richer in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin D, yet Steak is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Pepperoni is 66% higher.
  • Pepperoni contains 9 times more Vitamin D than Steak. Pepperoni contains 52IU of Vitamin D, while Steak contains 6IU.
  • Steak contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled.

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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 more Calcium +58.3%
Contains more Iron +80.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Zinc +159.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 163
Equal in Potassium - 279
Equal in Copper - 0.085
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Contains more Calcium +58.3%
Contains more Iron +80.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Zinc +159.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 163
Equal in Potassium - 279
Equal in Copper - 0.085

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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Steak
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +266.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.1%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +69.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.149
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 2% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 4%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +266.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.1%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +69.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.149

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 Steak
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 Steak Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 0g Pepperoni
Protein 19.25g 24.85g Steak
Fats 46.28g 19.02g Pepperoni
Carbs 1.18g 0g Pepperoni
Calories 504kcal 271kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Pepperoni
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 12mg Pepperoni
Iron 1.33mg 2.4mg Steak
Magnesium 18mg 23mg Steak
Phosphorus 158mg 163mg Steak
Potassium 274mg 279mg Steak
Sodium 1582mg 58mg Steak
Zinc 2.44mg 6.34mg Steak
Copper 0.091mg 0.085mg Pepperoni
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Steak
Vitamin E 1.03mg mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 52IU 6IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0.1µg Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.271mg 0.074mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.257mg 0.301mg Steak
Vitamin B3 4.987mg 5.149mg Steak
Vitamin B5 0.93mg mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.362mg 0.5mg Steak
Folate 5µg 6µg Steak
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 2.2µg Steak
Vitamin K 5.8µg 1.6µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23mg 0.278mg Steak
Threonine 0.869mg 1.171mg Steak
Isoleucine 0.901mg 1.157mg Steak
Leucine 1.575mg 2.142mg Steak
Lysine 1.652mg 2.38mg Steak
Methionine 0.511mg 0.672mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.778mg 0.997mg Steak
Valine 0.987mg 1.242mg Steak
Histidine 0.688mg 0.931mg Steak
Cholesterol 97mg 78mg Steak
Trans Fat 1.527g g Steak
Saturated Fat 17.708g 8.443g Steak
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77g 9.171g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458g 0.896g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pepperoni Steak
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
49
Steak
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
52
Steak

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
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
0%
Steak
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
88%
Steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1524mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Steak
Steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.265g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Steak
Steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Steak
Steak is cheaper (difference - $0.6)
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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.