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Turkey bacon vs. Pepperoni — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Turkey bacon and Pepperoni

  • Turkey bacon has more Phosphorus, and Calcium, while Pepperoni has more Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , and Vitamin B3.
  • Pepperoni's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 66% higher.
  • Pepperoni contains 4 times less Calcium than Turkey bacon. Turkey bacon contains 80mg of Calcium, while Pepperoni contains 19mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Turkey bacon is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Turkey bacon, unprepared 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +321.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Contains more Potassium +27.4%
Contains less Sodium -32.4%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +33.8%
Contains more Manganese +5552.6%
Contains more Selenium +83.5%
Equal in Iron - 1.33
Equal in Zinc - 2.44
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 53% 12% 96% 31% 140% 70% 23% 3% 87%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31% 141% 159%
Contains more Calcium +321.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.5%
Contains more Potassium +27.4%
Contains less Sodium -32.4%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Copper +33.8%
Contains more Manganese +5552.6%
Contains more Selenium +83.5%
Equal in Iron - 1.33
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.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +836.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +803.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.257
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 3% 0% 0% 8% 55% 76% 41% 57% 8% 149% 0% 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 Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +836.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +803.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.257
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +60.2%
Contains more Water +116.6%
Contains more Protein +20.8%
Contains more Fats +173.4%
Contains more Other +39%
16% 17% 2% 62% 3%
Protein: 15.94 g
Fats: 16.93 g
Carbs: 1.89 g
Water: 61.83 g
Other: 3.41 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 Carbs +60.2%
Contains more Water +116.6%
Contains more Protein +20.8%
Contains more Fats +173.4%
Contains more Other +39%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +233.8%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 4.458
29% 40% 30%
Saturated Fat: 4.52 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.223 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.699 g
41% 48% 10%
Saturated Fat: 17.708 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 20.77 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.458 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +233.8%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 4.458

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Turkey bacon Pepperoni
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey bacon Pepperoni Opinion
Net carbs 1.89g 1.18g Turkey bacon
Protein 15.94g 19.25g Pepperoni
Fats 16.93g 46.28g Pepperoni
Carbs 1.89g 1.18g Turkey bacon
Calories 226kcal 504kcal Pepperoni
Calcium 80mg 19mg Turkey bacon
Iron 1.4mg 1.33mg Turkey bacon
Magnesium 16mg 18mg Pepperoni
Phosphorus 222mg 158mg Turkey bacon
Potassium 349mg 274mg Turkey bacon
Sodium 1069mg 1582mg Turkey bacon
Zinc 2.54mg 2.44mg Turkey bacon
Copper 0.068mg 0.091mg Pepperoni
Manganese 0.019mg 1.074mg Pepperoni
Selenium 15.8µg 29µg Pepperoni
Vitamin A 34IU 0IU Turkey bacon
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 0µg Turkey bacon
Vitamin E 0.11mg 1.03mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 52IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3µg Pepperoni
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.271mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.237mg 0.257mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B3 4.032mg 4.987mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.675mg 0.93mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.244mg 0.362mg Pepperoni
Folate 10µg 5µg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B12 1.19µg 1.3µg Pepperoni
Choline 51.2mg Pepperoni
Vitamin K 5.8µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23mg Pepperoni
Threonine 0.869mg Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.901mg Pepperoni
Leucine 1.575mg Pepperoni
Lysine 1.652mg Pepperoni
Methionine 0.511mg Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.778mg Pepperoni
Valine 0.987mg Pepperoni
Histidine 0.688mg Pepperoni
Cholesterol 86mg 97mg Turkey bacon
Trans Fat 0.184g 1.527g Turkey bacon
Saturated Fat 4.52g 17.708g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - DHA 0.007g 0.004g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - EPA 0.006g 0.004g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0.02g Pepperoni
Monounsaturated Fat 6.223g 20.77g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.699g 4.458g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.027g 0.136g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 4.197g 3.605g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.01g 0.002g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - ALA 0.241g 0.164g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.003g 0.018g Pepperoni
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.013g 0.04g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey bacon 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
30%
Turkey bacon
48%
Pepperoni
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
Turkey bacon
76%
Pepperoni

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon contains less Sodium (difference - 513mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.188g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Turkey bacon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174592/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.