Nutrition for Big Mac

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Big Mac Nutrition Summary

One burger of big mac (219 grams or 0.5 lb) contains 563 calories and 25.9 grams of protein. Big mac consist of 51% water, 20% carbohydrates, 12% protein, and 15% fat.

Big mac is an excellent source of many nutrients, including dietary fiber, protein, calcium, iron, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B12. It also contains significant amounts of magnesium, folate, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese.

In one burger of big mac:

  • Calories: 563
  • Protein: 25.9 g
  • Sugar: 8.7 g
  • Dietary fiber: 3.5 g
  • Fat: 32.8 g, (Saturated: 8.3 g)
  • Cholesterol: 78.8 mg
  • Sodium: 1007.4 mg


See the Big Mac Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: McDONALD'S, BIG MAC.

Calories in Big Mac

Big mac has 563 calories per burger or 257 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat, carbohydrates and protein.

51 percent of calories in big mac are from fat, 31% of calories are from carbohydrates and 18% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

A good portion, or 31% of the calories in big mac are from carbohydrates. The carbs in big mac are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (29% and 71%). 1 burger of big mac has 14% of daily values or 3.5 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 3.5 g
  • Sugar: 8.7 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in big mac.

Calories from Fat

The majority, or 51% of the calories in big mac are from fat. Big mac has a moderate amount of total fat, with 32.8 grams or 51% of recommended daily values per burger. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in big mac are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a high amount of saturated fat, about 50% of recommended daily values:

  • Total fat: 32.8 g
  • Saturated fat: 8.3 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.6 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol in big mac.

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Protein in Big Mac

An excellent source of protein, a single burger of big mac contains 52% of recommended daily values or 25.9 grams of protein. However, the protein in big mac is not complete, meaning it does not contain all 9 essential amino acids. Specifically, big mac is low in tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine and histidine.

  • Protein: 25.89 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine or histidine in big mac.

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Vitamins and Minerals in Big Mac

An good source of many nutrients, big mac contains abundant amounts of calcium, iron, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B12. In fact, a single burger of big mac contains 80% of recommended daily values or 1.9 ug of Vitamin B12. Also an excellent source of niacin, a single burger of big mac contains 53% of recommended daily values or 7.4 mg of niacin.

Vitamins in big mac (1 burger):
  • Thiamin: 0.4 mg
  • Riboflavin: 0.5 mg
  • Niacin: 7.4 mg
  • Vitamin c: 0.9 mg
  • Folate: 100.7 ug
  • Vitamin b12: 1.9 ug
Minerals in big mac (1 burger):
  • Calcium: 254 mg
  • Potassium: 396.4 mg
  • Iron: 4.4 mg
  • Magnesium: 43.8 mg
  • Zinc: 4.2 mg
  • Phosphorus: 267.2 mg
  • Copper: 0.2 mg
  • Manganese: 0.5 mg
There is no significant amounts of selenium, choline, vitamin a, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, vitamin e or vitamin k in big mac.

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Big Mac Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.


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