Big Mac vs. Shrimp

Nutrition comparison of Big Mac and Shrimp


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

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

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

  • Both big mac and shrimp are high in calcium and protein.
  • Big mac has more thiamin, riboflavin and folate, however, shrimp contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
  • Big mac has signficantly more dietary fiber than shrimp.
  • Big mac has signficantly more iron than shrimp.
  • Shrimp has signficantly less saturated fat than big mac.
Detailed nutritional comparison of big mac and shrimp 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 Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Big mac is high in calories and shrimp has less calories than big mac - big mac has 257kcal of calories per 100 grams and shrimp has 71kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

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

sugar

Shrimp has less sugar than big mac - big mac has 4g of sugar per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both big mac and shrimp are high in protein - big mac has 11.8g of protein per 100 grams and shrimp has 13.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Shrimp has signficantly less saturated fat than big mac - big mac has 3.8g of saturated fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Shrimp and big mac contain similar amounts of trans fat - shrimp has 0.02g of trans fat per 100 grams and big mac does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

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

Vitamin A

Shrimp has more Vitamin A than big mac - shrimp has 54ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and big mac does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin D

Shrimp and big mac contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - shrimp has 2iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and big mac does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Shrimp has more Vitamin E than big mac - shrimp has 1.3mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and big mac does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

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

Big Mac Shrimp
Thiamin 0.176 MG 0.02 MG
Riboflavin 0.209 MG 0.015 MG
Niacin 3.384 MG 1.778 MG
Pantothenic acid ~ 0.31 MG
Vitamin B6 ~ 0.161 MG
Folate 46 UG 19 UG
Vitamin B12 0.88 UG 1.11 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both big mac and shrimp are high in calcium - big mac has 116mg of calcium per 100 grams and shrimp has 54mg of calcium.

iron

Big mac has signficantly more iron than shrimp - big mac has 2mg of iron per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Big mac has more potassium than shrimp - big mac has 181mg of potassium per 100 grams and shrimp has 113mg 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 Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) .

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