Quarter Pounder vs. Beets

Nutrition comparison of Quarter Pounder and Beets


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in quarter pounder and beets:

  • Both beets and quarter pounder are high in potassium.
  • Beet has 57% less carbohydrates than quarter pounder.
  • Beet has signficantly less saturated fat than quarter pounder.
  • Beet is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Quarter pounder has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B12, however, beet contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
  • Quarter pounder is a great source of iron.
  • Quarter pounder is an excellent source of calcium and protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of quarter pounder 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: Quarter Pounder (McDONALD'S, QUARTER POUNDER) and Beets (Beets, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Quarter pounder is high in calories and beet has 82% less calories than quarter pounder - beet has 43 calories per 100 grams and quarter pounder has 244 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, quarter pounder is heavier in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to beets per calorie. Quarter pounder has a macronutrient ratio of 23:36:42 and for beets, 14:82:4 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Quarter Pounder Beets
Protein 23% 14%
Carbohydrates 36% 82%
Fat 42% 4%
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carbohydrates

Beet has 57% less carbohydrates than quarter pounder - beet has 9.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and quarter pounder has 22.2g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

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

sugar

Beets and quarter pounder contain similar amounts of sugar - beet has 6.8g of sugar per 100 grams and quarter pounder has 5.1g of sugar.



Protein

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Quarter pounder is an excellent source of protein and it has 776% more protein than beet - beet has 1.6g of protein per 100 grams and quarter pounder has 14.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Beet has signficantly less saturated fat than quarter pounder - beet has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and quarter pounder has 4g of saturated fat.

cholesterol

Beet has less cholesterol than quarter pounder - quarter pounder has 39mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and beet does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Beet has 444% more Vitamin C than quarter pounder - beet has 4.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and quarter pounder has 0.9mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

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

Vitamin E

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

Vitamin K

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

The B Vitamins

Quarter pounder has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B12, however, beet contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6. Both quarter pounder and beets contain significant amounts of folate.

Quarter Pounder Beets
Thiamin 0.183 MG 0.031 MG
Riboflavin 0.344 MG 0.04 MG
Niacin 4.452 MG 0.334 MG
Pantothenic acid ~ 0.155 MG
Vitamin B6 ~ 0.067 MG
Folate 56 UG 109 UG
Vitamin B12 1.28 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Quarter pounder is an excellent source of calcium and it has 425% more calcium than beet - beet has 16mg of calcium per 100 grams and quarter pounder has 84mg of calcium.

iron

Quarter pounder is a great source of iron and it has 201% more iron than beet - beet has 0.8mg of iron per 100 grams and quarter pounder has 2.4mg of iron.

potassium

Both beets and quarter pounder are high in potassium. Beet has 43% more potassium than quarter pounder - beet has 325mg of potassium per 100 grams and quarter pounder has 227mg of potassium.




Customize your serving size


The comparison below is by weight, but sometimes 100g isn't that intuitive of a measurement for food. View a custom portion comparison (e.g. cups, oz, package).

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Note: The specific food items compared are: Quarter Pounder (McDONALD'S, QUARTER POUNDER) and Beets (Beets, raw) .

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