Nutrition for Quarter Pounder

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Quarter Pounder Nutrition Summary

One item of quarter pounder (171 grams or 0.4 lb) contains 417 calories and 24.1 grams of protein. Quarter pounder consist of 50% water, 22% carbohydrates, 14% protein, and 12% fat.

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

In one item of quarter pounder:

  • Calories: 417
  • Protein: 24.1 g
  • Sugar: 8.8 g
  • Dietary fiber: 2.7 g
  • Fat: 19.8 g, (Saturated: 6.9 g)
  • Cholesterol: 66.7 mg
  • Sodium: 730.2 mg


See the Quarter Pounder Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: McDONALD'S, QUARTER POUNDER.

Calories in Quarter Pounder

Quarter pounder has 417 calories per item or 244 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat, carbohydrates and protein.

42 percent of calories in quarter pounder are from fat, 36% of calories are from carbohydrates and 23% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

A good portion, or 36% of the calories in quarter pounder are from carbohydrates. The carbs in quarter pounder are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (23% and 77%). 1 item of quarter pounder has 11% of daily values or 2.7 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 2.7 g
  • Sugar: 8.8 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in quarter pounder.

Calories from Fat

A substantial amount, or 42% of the calories in quarter pounder are from fat. Quarter pounder has a moderate amount of total fat, with 19.8 grams or 31% of recommended daily values per item. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in quarter pounder are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a high amount of saturated fat, about 40% of recommended daily values:

  • Total fat: 19.8 g
  • Saturated fat: 6.9 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.2 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol in quarter pounder.

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Protein in Quarter Pounder

An excellent source of protein, a single item of quarter pounder contains 48% of recommended daily values or 24.1 grams of protein. However, the protein in quarter pounder is not complete, meaning it does not contain all 9 essential amino acids. Specifically, quarter pounder is low in tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine and histidine.

  • Protein: 24.11 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine or histidine in quarter pounder.

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Vitamins and Minerals in Quarter Pounder

An good source of many nutrients, quarter pounder contains abundant amounts of calcium, iron, potassium, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B12. In fact, a single item of quarter pounder contains 91% of recommended daily values or 2.2 ug of Vitamin B12. Also a great source of niacin, a single item of quarter pounder contains 54% of recommended daily values or 7.6 mg of niacin.

Vitamins in quarter pounder (1 item):
  • Thiamin: 0.3 mg
  • Riboflavin: 0.6 mg
  • Niacin: 7.6 mg
  • Vitamin c: 1.5 mg
  • Folate: 95.8 ug
  • Vitamin b12: 2.2 ug
Minerals in quarter pounder (1 item):
  • Calcium: 143.6 mg
  • Potassium: 388.2 mg
  • Iron: 4.1 mg
  • Magnesium: 37.6 mg
  • Zinc: 4.6 mg
  • Phosphorus: 212 mg
  • Copper: 0.2 mg
  • Manganese: 0.3 mg
There is no significant amounts of selenium, choline, vitamin a, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, vitamin e or vitamin k in quarter pounder.

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Quarter Pounder 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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