The word pepperoni is derived from the plural of the Italian word pepperone, which means bell pepper. The word pepperoni was first used for pizza in 1919.

For pizza, the word pepperoni refers to hot and spicy peppers. This dish is an Italian-American creation.

Pepperoni refers to a dry sausage, similar to the spicy salami of southern Italy, while pepperoni is less spicy.

Pepperoni is softer in texture than salami, and is usually manufactured using artificial coverings.

Pepperoni is usually made from pork or a mixture of pork and beef.

Turkey meat and poultry are also commonly used as alternatives in the United States.

Turkey meat and poultry are also commonly used as alternatives in the United States.

Americans consume 251.7 million pounds of pepperoni annually. Iowa, North Carolina and Minnesota are the US states that produce the most pepperoni.

Norwegians eat the most pizza in the world. The population of this small country is about 5.5 million, and the people there eat about 5 kg of pizza every year.

The major spice in pepperoni sausage is paprika, which gives it a distinctive orange color. Commonly used spices include fennel, allspice, fennel, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, mustard and black pepper.

National Pepperoni Pizza Day, which is tossed every 20 September. Americans believe that pizza may be most closely associated with Italy, but pepperoni pizza is completely American.