Quarter Pounder vs. Shrimp

Nutrition comparison of Quarter Pounder and Shrimp


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

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

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

  • Both quarter pounder and shrimp are high in calcium and protein.
  • Quarter pounder has 69% less cholesterol than shrimp.
  • Quarter pounder has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folate, however, shrimp contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.
  • Quarter pounder has signficantly more dietary fiber than shrimp.
  • Quarter pounder is a great source of iron and potassium.
  • Shrimp has signficantly less carbohydrates than quarter pounder.
  • Shrimp has signficantly less saturated fat than quarter pounder.
Detailed nutritional comparison of quarter pounder 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: Quarter Pounder (McDONALD'S, QUARTER POUNDER) 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

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Quarter pounder is high in calories and shrimp has 71% less calories than quarter pounder - quarter pounder has 244 calories per 100 grams and shrimp has 71 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, quarter pounder is much lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to shrimp per calorie. Quarter pounder has a macronutrient ratio of 23:36:42 and for shrimp, 71:9:20 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Quarter Pounder Shrimp
Protein 23% 71%
Carbohydrates 36% 9%
Fat 42% 20%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Shrimp has signficantly less carbohydrates than quarter pounder - quarter pounder has 22.2g of total carbs per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.91g of carbohydrates.

dietary fiber

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

sugar

Shrimp has less sugar than quarter pounder - quarter pounder has 5.1g of sugar per 100 grams and shrimp does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both quarter pounder and shrimp are high in protein. Quarter pounder has a little more protein (4%) than shrimp by weight - quarter pounder has 14.1g of protein per 100 grams and shrimp has 13.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Shrimp has signficantly less saturated fat than quarter pounder - quarter pounder has 4g of saturated fat per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.26g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both shrimp and quarter pounder are low in trans fat - shrimp has 0.02g of trans fat per 100 grams and quarter pounder does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Quarter pounder has 69% less cholesterol than shrimp - quarter pounder has 39mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and shrimp has 126mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

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

Vitamin A

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

Vitamin D

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

Vitamin E

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

Vitamin K

Shrimp and quarter pounder contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - shrimp 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, riboflavin, niacin and folate, however, shrimp contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6. Both quarter pounder and shrimp contain significant amounts of Vitamin B12.

Quarter Pounder Shrimp
Thiamin 0.183 MG 0.02 MG
Riboflavin 0.344 MG 0.015 MG
Niacin 4.452 MG 1.778 MG
Pantothenic acid ~ 0.31 MG
Vitamin B6 ~ 0.161 MG
Folate 56 UG 19 UG
Vitamin B12 1.28 UG 1.11 UG

Minerals

calcium

Both quarter pounder and shrimp are high in calcium. Quarter pounder has 56% more calcium than shrimp - quarter pounder has 84mg of calcium per 100 grams and shrimp has 54mg of calcium.

iron

Quarter pounder is a great source of iron and it has 10 times more iron than shrimp - quarter pounder has 2.4mg of iron per 100 grams and shrimp has 0.21mg of iron.

potassium

Quarter pounder is a great source of potassium and it has 101% more potassium than shrimp - quarter pounder has 227mg 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: Quarter Pounder (McDONALD'S, QUARTER POUNDER) and Shrimp (Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, raw (may contain additives to retain moisture)) .

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