Big Mac vs. Quarter Pounder

Nutrition comparison of Big Mac and Quarter Pounder


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

We compared the nutritional contents of big mac versus quarter pounder (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Both quarter pounder and big mac are high in calories - quarter pounder has 244kcal of calories per 100 grams and big mac has 257kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Quarter pounder and big mac contain similar amounts of dietary fiber - quarter pounder has 1.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and big mac has 1.6g of dietary fiber.

sugar

Quarter pounder and big mac contain similar amounts of sugar - quarter pounder has 5.1g of sugar per 100 grams and big mac has 4g of sugar.

Protein

protein

Both quarter pounder and big mac are high in protein - quarter pounder has 14.1g of protein per 100 grams and big mac has 11.8g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Quarter pounder and big mac contain similar amounts of saturated fat - quarter pounder has 4g of saturated fat per 100 grams and big mac has 3.8g of saturated fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Quarter pounder and big mac contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - quarter pounder has 0.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and big mac has 0.4mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Big mac has more Vitamin A than quarter pounder - big mac has 56.5ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and quarter pounder does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Both big mac and quarter pounder contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate and vitamin b12.

Big Mac Quarter Pounder
Thiamin 0.176 MG 0.183 MG
Riboflavin 0.209 MG 0.344 MG
Niacin 3.384 MG 4.452 MG
Folate 46 UG 56 UG
Vitamin B12 0.88 UG 1.28 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both quarter pounder and big mac are high in calcium - quarter pounder has 84mg of calcium per 100 grams and big mac has 116mg of calcium.

iron

Quarter pounder is a great source of iron and it has more iron than big mac - quarter pounder has 2.4mg of iron per 100 grams and big mac has 2mg of iron.

potassium

Quarter pounder is a great source of potassium and it has more potassium than big mac - quarter pounder has 227mg 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 Quarter Pounder (McDONALD'S, QUARTER POUNDER) .

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