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Steak vs Pepperoni - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Steak and Pepperoni

  • Steak is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Selenium, yet Pepperoni is richer in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin D.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Pepperoni is 66% higher.
  • Steak contains 3 times more Zinc than Pepperoni. Steak contains 6.34mg of Zinc, while Pepperoni contains 2.44mg.
  • Steak contains less Cholesterol.

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

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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 Iron +80.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Zinc +159.8%
Contains more Calcium +58.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 158
Equal in Potassium - 274
Equal in Copper - 0.091
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Contains more Iron +80.5%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -96.3%
Contains more Zinc +159.8%
Contains more Calcium +58.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 158
Equal in Potassium - 274
Equal in Copper - 0.091

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
Steak
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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%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +266.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +262.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.987
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +266.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +262.5%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.987

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Steak Pepperoni
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
49
Steak
50
Pepperoni
Mineral Summary Score
52
Steak
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
149%
Steak
116%
Pepperoni
Carbohydrates
0%
Steak
1%
Pepperoni
Fats
88%
Steak
214%
Pepperoni

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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.