Egg vs. Big Mac

Nutrition comparison of Egg and Big Mac


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

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

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

  • Both big mac and egg are high in calcium, calories and protein.
  • Big mac has more thiamin and niacin, however, egg contains more riboflavin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
  • Big mac has signficantly more dietary fiber than egg.
  • Egg has 26.8 times less carbohydrates than big mac.
  • Egg is a great source of Vitamin D.
  • Egg is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
Detailed nutritional comparison of egg and big mac 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: Egg (Egg, whole, raw, fresh) and Big Mac (McDONALD'S, BIG MAC) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both big mac and egg are high in calories. Big mac has 80% more calories than egg - big mac has 257 calories per 100 grams and egg has 143 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, egg is heavier in protein, much lighter in carbs and heavier in fat compared to big mac per calorie. Egg has a macronutrient ratio of 36:2:62 and for big mac, 18:31:51 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Egg Big Mac
Protein 36% 18%
Carbohydrates 2% 31%
Fat 62% 51%
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carbohydrates

Egg has 26.8 times less carbohydrates than big mac - big mac has 20.1g of total carbs per 100 grams and egg has 0.72g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Big mac has signficantly more dietary fiber than egg - big mac has 1.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and egg does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Big mac and egg contain similar amounts of sugar - big mac has 4g of sugar per 100 grams and egg has 0.37g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Both big mac and egg are high in protein. Big mac is very similar to big mac for protein - big mac has 11.8g of protein per 100 grams and egg has 12.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Big mac and egg contain similar amounts of saturated fat - big mac has 3.8g of saturated fat per 100 grams and egg has 3.1g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both egg and big mac are low in trans fat - egg has 0.04g of trans fat per 100 grams and big mac does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Egg is high in cholesterol and big mac has 90% less cholesterol than egg - big mac has 36mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and egg has 372mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Big mac and egg contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - big mac has 0.4mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and egg does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Egg is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has more Vitamin A than big mac - egg has 160ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and big mac does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin D

Egg is a great source of Vitamin D and it has more Vitamin D than big mac - egg has 82iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and big mac does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Egg has more Vitamin E than big mac - egg has 1.1mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and big mac does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Egg and big mac contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - egg has 0.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and big mac does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Big mac has more thiamin and niacin, however, egg contains more riboflavin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6. Both egg and big mac contain significant amounts of folate and Vitamin B12.

Egg Big Mac
Thiamin 0.04 MG 0.176 MG
Riboflavin 0.457 MG 0.209 MG
Niacin 0.075 MG 3.384 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.533 MG ~
Vitamin B6 0.17 MG ~
Folate 47 UG 46 UG
Vitamin B12 0.89 UG 0.88 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both big mac and egg are high in calcium. Big mac has 107% more calcium than egg - big mac has 116mg of calcium per 100 grams and egg has 56mg of calcium.

iron

Big mac and egg contain similar amounts of iron - big mac has 2mg of iron per 100 grams and egg has 1.8mg of iron.

potassium

Big mac has 31% more potassium than egg - big mac has 181mg of potassium per 100 grams and egg has 138mg 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: Egg (Egg, whole, raw, fresh) and Big Mac (McDONALD'S, BIG MAC) .

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