Egg vs. Quarter Pounder

Nutrition comparison of Egg and Quarter Pounder


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

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

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

  • Both quarter pounder and egg are high in calcium, calories and protein.
  • Egg has 12.8 times less sugar than quarter pounder.
  • Egg has signficantly less carbohydrates than quarter pounder.
  • Egg is a great source of Vitamin D.
  • Egg is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
  • Quarter pounder has more thiamin and niacin, however, egg contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
  • Quarter pounder has signficantly more dietary fiber than egg.
  • Quarter pounder is a great source of iron and potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of egg and quarter pounder 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 Quarter Pounder (McDONALD'S, QUARTER POUNDER) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both quarter pounder and egg are high in calories. Quarter pounder has 71% more calories than egg - quarter pounder has 244 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 quarter pounder per calorie. Egg has a macronutrient ratio of 36:2:62 and for quarter pounder, 23:36:42 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Egg Quarter Pounder
Protein 36% 23%
Carbohydrates 2% 36%
Fat 62% 42%
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carbohydrates

Egg has signficantly less carbohydrates than quarter pounder - quarter pounder has 22.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and egg has 0.72g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

Quarter pounder has signficantly more dietary fiber than egg - quarter pounder has 1.6g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and egg does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Egg has 12.8 times less sugar than quarter pounder - quarter pounder has 5.1g of sugar per 100 grams and egg has 0.37g of sugar.



Protein

protein

Both quarter pounder and egg are high in protein. Quarter pounder has 12% more protein than egg - quarter pounder has 14.1g of protein per 100 grams and egg has 12.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Quarter pounder and egg contain similar amounts of saturated fat - quarter pounder has 4g of saturated fat per 100 grams and egg has 3.1g of saturated fat.

trans fat

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

cholesterol

Egg is high in cholesterol and quarter pounder has 90% less cholesterol than egg - quarter pounder has 39mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and egg has 372mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Quarter pounder has more Vitamin C than egg - quarter pounder has 0.9mg 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 quarter pounder - egg has 160ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and quarter pounder does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin D

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

Vitamin E

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

Vitamin K

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

The B Vitamins

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

Egg Quarter Pounder
Thiamin 0.04 MG 0.183 MG
Riboflavin 0.457 MG 0.344 MG
Niacin 0.075 MG 4.452 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.533 MG ~
Vitamin B6 0.17 MG ~
Folate 47 UG 56 UG
Vitamin B12 0.89 UG 1.28 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both quarter pounder and egg are high in calcium. Quarter pounder has 50% more calcium than egg - quarter pounder has 84mg of calcium per 100 grams and egg has 56mg of calcium.

iron

Quarter pounder is a great source of iron and it has 38% more iron than egg - quarter pounder has 2.4mg of iron per 100 grams and egg has 1.8mg of iron.

potassium

Quarter pounder is a great source of potassium and it has 64% more potassium than egg - quarter pounder has 227mg 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 Quarter Pounder (McDONALD'S, QUARTER POUNDER) .

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