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Pork vs. Pepperoni — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pork and Pepperoni different?

  • Pork is higher in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Choline, however, Pepperoni is richer in Manganese, Vitamin B12, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Pepperoni is 66% higher.
  • Pork contains 3 times more Vitamin B1 than Pepperoni. While Pork contains 0.877mg of Vitamin B1, Pepperoni contains only 0.271mg.
  • Pork has less Saturated Fat.

Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Pork
5
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Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.7%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Contains more Selenium +56.2%
Contains more Iron +52.9%
Contains more Copper +24.7%
Contains more Manganese +11833.3%
Equal in Calcium - 19
Equal in Zinc - 2.44
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25% 2% 248%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31% 141% 159%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +55.7%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Contains more Selenium +56.2%
Contains more Iron +52.9%
Contains more Copper +24.7%
Contains more Manganese +11833.3%
Equal in Calcium - 19
Equal in Zinc - 2.44

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Pork
7
:
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%
Contains more Choline +83.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +255.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.3
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.987
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 Choline Vitamin K 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 52% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 21% 39% 0% 68% 60% 94% 56% 84% 4% 163% 28% 15%
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%
Contains more Choline +83.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +255.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.3
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.987
Equal in Folate - 5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Pork
2
:
Contains more Protein +41.9%
Contains more Water +102.7%
Contains more Fats +232.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +432.6%
27% 14% 58%
Protein: 27.32 g
Fats: 13.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.87 g
Other: 0.89 g
19% 46% 29% 5%
Protein: 19.25 g
Fats: 46.28 g
Carbs: 1.18 g
Water: 28.55 g
Other: 4.74 g
Contains more Protein +41.9%
Contains more Water +102.7%
Contains more Fats +232.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +432.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Pork
1
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Contains less Saturated Fat -70.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +235.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +271.5%
41% 49% 10%
Saturated Fat: 5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.19 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2 g
41% 48% 10%
Saturated Fat: 17.708 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 20.77 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.458 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +235.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +271.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pork Pepperoni
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 Pork Pepperoni Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.18g Pepperoni
Protein 27.32g 19.25g Pork
Fats 13.92g 46.28g Pepperoni
Carbs 0g 1.18g Pepperoni
Calories 242kcal 504kcal Pepperoni
Calcium 19mg 19mg
Iron 0.87mg 1.33mg Pepperoni
Magnesium 28mg 18mg Pork
Phosphorus 246mg 158mg Pork
Potassium 423mg 274mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 1582mg Pork
Zinc 2.39mg 2.44mg Pepperoni
Copper 0.073mg 0.091mg Pepperoni
Manganese 0.009mg 1.074mg Pepperoni
Selenium 45.3µg 29µg Pork
Vitamin A 7IU 0IU Pork
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 0µg Pork
Vitamin E 0.29mg 1.03mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 53IU 52IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg 1.3µg
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.271mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.257mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 4.987mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 0.93mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.362mg Pork
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 1.3µg Pepperoni
Choline 93.9mg 51.2mg Pork
Vitamin K 0µg 5.8µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.23mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg 0.869mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg 0.901mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg 1.575mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg 1.652mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.511mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 0.778mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg 0.987mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 0.688mg Pork
Cholesterol 80mg 97mg Pork
Trans Fat 1.527g Pork
Saturated Fat 5.23g 17.708g Pork
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.004g Pepperoni
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.004g Pepperoni
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.02g Pepperoni
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 20.77g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 4.458g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.136g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 3.605g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.002g Pepperoni
Omega-3 - ALA 0.164g Pepperoni
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.018g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.04g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork Pepperoni
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Pork
48%
Pepperoni
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Pork
76%
Pepperoni

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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/nutrients
  2. Pepperoni - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174575/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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