Pepperoni is a popular spicy sausage that is characterized by its bright red color. It traces its origins to the spicy salami of southern Italy known as the Salsiccia Napoletana piccante. The distinct red coloration of pepperoni is obtained from the presence of sodium nitrite, which is used as a curing agent, while its orange-pinkish hue is tempered by paprika.
Finely sliced pepperoni is a popular pizza topping in American pizza chains across the globe. Pepperoni sausages include a delectable blend of herbs and spices and make for a scrumptious breakfast as a spicy cold cut.
Pepperoni is made out of cured beef and pork and as a result has a high content of protein, which is essential for building muscles and connective tissue in the body. The consumption of pepperoni is also beneficial in the treatment of anemia due to its high iron content.
Pepperoni is not recommended for obese people due to its high cholesterol and fat content. Consuming pepperoni without adequate fiber intake can lead to irregular bowel movements.
Salami, Salsiccia Napoletana Piccante