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Salami vs Pepperoni - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Salami and Pepperoni?

  • Salami has more Copper, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Choline, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5 than Pepperoni.
  • Pepperoni's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 42% higher.
  • Pepperoni has 4 times less Copper than Salami. Salami has 0.357mg of Copper, while Pepperoni has 0.091mg.
  • Pepperoni is lower in Sodium.

We used Salami, cooked, beef and pork and Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced types in this comparison.

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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
Salami
6
:
Contains more Iron +17.3%
Contains more Potassium +15.3%
Contains more Copper +292.3%
Contains more Zinc +20.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.9%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Sodium - 1582
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 5% 28% 14% 119% 80% 82% 227%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 6% 25% 13% 31% 67% 68% 207%
Contains more Iron +17.3%
Contains more Potassium +15.3%
Contains more Copper +292.3%
Contains more Zinc +20.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.9%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Sodium - 1582

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
Salami
6
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +368.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 30% 92% 83% 114% 73% 106% 191% 8% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 21% 39% 68% 60% 94% 56% 84% 163% 15% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +368.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Contains more Folate +66.7%

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
58
Salami
50
Pepperoni
Mineral Summary Score
77
Salami
58
Pepperoni

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
131%
Salami
116%
Pepperoni
Carbohydrates
2%
Salami
1%
Pepperoni
Fats
120%
Salami
214%
Pepperoni

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.
Salami Pepperoni
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salami
Salami is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Salami
Salami is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.392g)
Which food is cheaper?
Salami
Salami is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Salami
Salami is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni contains less Sodium (difference - 158mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Salami Pepperoni Opinion
Calories 336 504 Pepperoni
Protein 21.85 19.25 Salami
Fats 25.9 46.28 Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 2.4 1.18 Salami
Cholesterol 89 97 Salami
Vitamin D 41 52 Pepperoni
Iron 1.56 1.33 Salami
Calcium 15 19 Pepperoni
Potassium 316 274 Salami
Magnesium 19 18 Salami
Sugar 0.96 0 Pepperoni
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.357 0.091 Salami
Zinc 2.93 2.44 Salami
Starch
Phosphorus 191 158 Salami
Sodium 1740 1582 Pepperoni
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 1.03 Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1 1.3 Pepperoni
Vitamin B1 0.367 0.271 Salami
Vitamin B2 0.357 0.257 Salami
Vitamin B3 6.053 4.987 Salami
Vitamin B5 1.201 0.93 Salami
Vitamin B6 0.459 0.362 Salami
Vitamin B12 1.52 1.3 Salami
Vitamin K 3.2 5.8 Pepperoni
Folate 3 5 Pepperoni
Trans Fat 0.586 1.527 Salami
Saturated Fat 9.316 17.708 Salami
Monounsaturated Fat 11.127 20.77 Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 2.529 4.458 Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.114 0.23 Pepperoni
Threonine 0.521 0.869 Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.675 0.901 Pepperoni
Leucine 0.929 1.575 Pepperoni
Lysine 1.107 1.652 Pepperoni
Methionine 0.301 0.511 Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.481 0.778 Pepperoni
Valine 0.668 0.987 Pepperoni
Histidine 0.359 0.688 Pepperoni
Fructose 0 0

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. Salami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172936/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.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.