Big Mac vs. Beets

Nutrition comparison of Big Mac and Beets


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of big mac versus beets (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in big mac and beets:

  • Beet has 52% less carbohydrates than big mac.
  • Beet has signficantly less saturated fat than big mac.
  • Beet is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Beet is an excellent source of potassium.
  • Big mac has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B12, however, beet contains more pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.
  • Big mac is a great source of protein.
  • Big mac is an excellent source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of big mac and beets is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Big Mac (McDONALD'S, BIG MAC) and Beets (Beets, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Big mac is high in calories and beet has 83% less calories than big mac - beet has 43 calories per 100 grams and big mac has 257 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, big mac is heavier in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to beets per calorie. Big mac has a macronutrient ratio of 18:31:51 and for beets, 14:83:3 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Big Mac Beets
Protein 18% 14%
Carbohydrates 31% 83%
Fat 51% 3%
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carbohydrates

Beet has 52% less carbohydrates than big mac - beet has 9.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and big mac has 20.1g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Beet is a great source of dietary fiber and it has 75% more dietary fiber than big mac - beet has 2.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and big mac has 1.6g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Beets and big mac contain similar amounts of sugar - beet has 6.8g of sugar per 100 grams and big mac has 4g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Big mac is a great source of protein and it has 634% more protein than beet - beet has 1.6g of protein per 100 grams and big mac has 11.8g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Beet has signficantly less saturated fat than big mac - beet has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and big mac has 3.8g of saturated fat.

cholesterol

Beet has less cholesterol than big mac - big mac has 36mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and beet does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Beet has 11 times more Vitamin C than big mac - beet has 4.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and big mac has 0.4mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Beets and big mac contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - beet has 2ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and big mac does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Beets and big mac contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - beet has 0.04mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and big mac does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Beets and big mac contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - beet has 0.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and big mac does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Big mac has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B12, however, beet contains more pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and folate.

Big Mac Beets
Thiamin 0.176 MG 0.031 MG
Riboflavin 0.209 MG 0.04 MG
Niacin 3.384 MG 0.334 MG
Pantothenic acid ~ 0.155 MG
Vitamin B6 ~ 0.067 MG
Folate 46 UG 109 UG
Vitamin B12 0.88 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Big mac is an excellent source of calcium and it has 625% more calcium than beet - beet has 16mg of calcium per 100 grams and big mac has 116mg of calcium.

iron

Big mac has 150% more iron than beet - beet has 0.8mg of iron per 100 grams and big mac has 2mg of iron.

potassium

Beet is an excellent source of potassium and it has 80% more potassium than big mac - beet has 325mg of potassium per 100 grams and big mac has 181mg of potassium.




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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Big Mac (McDONALD'S, BIG MAC) and Beets (Beets, raw) .

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