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Not to be confused with Pepperoncini. A pepperoni pizza. Pepperoni, Pork Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz) Energy 1,940 kJ (460 kcal) Carbohydrates 4 g Fat 40.2 g Protein 20.35 g Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. Source: USDA Nutrient database

Pepperoni is a spicy Italian-American variety of salami made from cured pork.[1][2] However, Halal or Kosher Pepperoni may be made from beef. It is a descendant of the spicy salamis of Southern Italy, such as salsiccia Napoletana piccante, a spicy dry sausage from Naples or the Soppressata from Calabria. Pepperoni is a popular pizza topping in American-style pizzerias. Also, it is sometimes used to make sub sandwiches.

The term pepperoni is a corruption of peperoni, the Italian plural of peperone. While in Italian peperoni refers to bell peppers, in Italian-American cuisine the word ``pepperoni`` evolved to indicate a kind of spicy sausage that actually originated in Turkey, but it goes by another name in Turkish.[citation needed]

To order the American version of pepperoni in Italy, someone would request salame piccante or salamino piccante (hot salami, generally typical of Calabria). The Italian name for a pepperoni pizza is pizza alla diavola (with hot sausages).

Throughout continental Europe, peperone is a common word for various types of capsicum including bell peppers and a small, spicy and often pickled pepper known as peperoncino or peperone piccante in Italy and pepperoncini or banana peppers in the U.S.

Sodium nitrite, used as a curing agent, is what gives pepperoni its distinct orange-pink color.[1]

Unlike in Europe, the English word, pepperoni, is used as a singular uncountable noun.


^ a b ``How Food Works: Pepperoni is Raw Meat?``. Archived from the original on 2009-02-24.  ^ Peery, Susan M. & Reavis, Charles G. Home Sausage Making: How-to Techniques for Making and Enjoying 100 Sausages at Home, third ed. North Adams, Mass.: Storey Publishing, 2003. ISBN 9781580174718. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Pepperoni This meat-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. v â€¢ d â€¢ e v â€¢ d â€¢ e Salami Ciauscolo  Â· Fuet  Â· Genoa salami  Â· Nduja  Â· Pepperoni  Â· Sopressa  Â· Sopressata  Â· Winter salami