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Turkey meat vs Pepperoni - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Turkey meat and Pepperoni

  • Turkey meat has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Choline, however Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin E .
  • Pepperoni covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 78% more than Turkey meat.
  • Turkey meat has 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Pepperoni. While Turkey meat has 9.573mg of Vitamin B3, Pepperoni has only 4.987mg.
  • Turkey meat has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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 Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Contains more Calcium +35.7%
Contains more Iron +22%
Contains more Potassium +14.6%
Equal in Zinc - 2.44
Equal in Copper - 0.091
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.5%
Contains more Calcium +35.7%
Contains more Iron +22%
Contains more Potassium +14.6%
Equal in Zinc - 2.44
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.2%
Contains more Folate +80%
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 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.257
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.93
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%
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 B3 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70.2%
Contains more Folate +80%
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 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.257
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.93

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

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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
Turkey meat
50
Pepperoni
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
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
171%
Turkey meat
116%
Pepperoni
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
1%
Pepperoni
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
214%
Pepperoni

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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.