Pepperoni has brilliant red color and a smooth, somewhat smoky texture. Pepperoni is high in calories and fat and serves vitamins such as Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, amino acids, minerals, and protein. Pepperoni has 494 calories per 100 grams. All of the ingredients give pepperoni its vibrant red color. Sodium nitrite, which gives pepperoni its crimson red hue, has a significant influence on the color. Although the word ‘pepperoni’ (which means ‘bell peppers’ in Italian) has an Italian origin, it is undoubtedly an American innovation.
The difference lies in the way pepperoni is made.