Why is pepperoni called pepperoni?

Chef's answer
The term "pepperoni" is a borrowing of peperoni, the plural of peperone, the Italian word for bell pepper. The first use of "pepperoni" to refer to a sausage dates to 1919. In Italian, the word peperoncino refers to hot and spicy peppers.
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Originally Answered: Can you eat pepperoni raw? Pepperoni is a cured, dry sausage much like salami, and you can certainly eat it without cooking it.
Pepperoni in the United States is a raw sausage made of beef and pork or pork only. Products made of 100% beef must be called beef pepperoni.
It is full of sodium, sugar, preservatives, saturated fat, and calories. Pepperoni undergoes fermentation, or curing, within its casing. This processing gives the meat a tangy flavor and a chewy texture, but the product may be dangerous because of all the unhealthy additives.2 Oct 2017
Chorizo is relatively richer in Vitamins. The amount of Vitamins B12 and B1 are 2 times higher in chorizo than in pepperoni. It also has lower levels of sodium and saturated fats. On the other hand, pepperoni contains more Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and folate.25 Mar 2021
Pepperoni in the United States is a raw sausage made of beef and pork or pork only. Products made of 100% beef must be called beef pepperoni.
Pepperoni, America's most beloved pizza topping, is getting ever-more expensive to obtain amid production snags at meat plants and high demand for pizza. ... Pork processors "are basically just shipping out large pieces of meat for further processing," Friends said.14 Aug 2020
Pepperoni is a blend of pork, beef, and spices. Its flavor holds its own when paired with Robust Inspired Tomato Sauce and other meats. It's also delicious with our pizza cheese made with 100 percent real mozzarella cheese. For the best pepperoni pizza, think Domino's.
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