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Pepperoni vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pepperoni and Turkey meat

  • Pepperoni has more Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin E , however Turkey meat is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Choline.
  • Pepperoni covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 78% more than Turkey meat.
  • Pepperoni has 77 times more Manganese than Turkey meat. While Pepperoni has 1.074mg of Manganese, Turkey meat has only 0.014mg.
  • Turkey meat has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted.

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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 +35.7%
Contains more Iron +22%
Contains more Potassium +14.6%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Equal in Zinc - 2.48
Equal in Copper - 0.093
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Contains more Calcium +35.7%
Contains more Iron +22%
Contains more Potassium +14.6%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Equal in Zinc - 2.48
Equal in Copper - 0.093

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 E +1371.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +225%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +502.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.2%
Contains more Folate +80%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.281
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.948
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 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +1371.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +225%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +502.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.2%
Contains more Folate +80%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.281
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.948

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pepperoni Turkey meat Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 0.06g Pepperoni
Protein 19.25g 28.55g Turkey meat
Fats 46.28g 7.39g Pepperoni
Carbs 1.18g 0.06g Pepperoni
Calories 504kcal 189kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Pepperoni
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 14mg Pepperoni
Iron 1.33mg 1.09mg Pepperoni
Magnesium 18mg 30mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 158mg 223mg Turkey meat
Potassium 274mg 239mg Pepperoni
Sodium 1582mg 103mg Turkey meat
Zinc 2.44mg 2.48mg Turkey meat
Copper 0.091mg 0.093mg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 0IU 39IU Turkey meat
Vitamin E 1.03mg 0.07mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 52IU 15IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0.4µg Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.271mg 0.045mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.257mg 0.281mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 4.987mg 9.573mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.93mg 0.948mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.362mg 0.616mg Turkey meat
Folate 5µg 9µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 1.02µg Pepperoni
Vitamin K 5.8µg 0µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23mg 0.291mg Turkey meat
Threonine 0.869mg 1.004mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.901mg 0.796mg Pepperoni
Leucine 1.575mg 1.925mg Turkey meat
Lysine 1.652mg 2.282mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.511mg 0.724mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.778mg 0.903mg Turkey meat
Valine 0.987mg 0.902mg Pepperoni
Histidine 0.688mg 0.749mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 97mg 109mg Pepperoni
Trans Fat 1.527g 0.101g Turkey meat
Saturated Fat 17.708g 2.155g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77g 2.647g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458g 2.119g Pepperoni

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Pepperoni Turkey meat
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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
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
37
Turkey 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
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
34%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1479mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.553g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.