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McDonald's Big Mac nutrition, glycemic index, calories and serving size

McDONALD'S, BIG MAC
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Important nutritional characteristics for McDonald's Big Mac

McDonald's Big Mac
Glycemic index ⓘ Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.
51 (low)
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 item 7.6 oz (219 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula.On PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower negative value is the more alkaline the effect is. 0 is neutral.
4.5 (acidic )
Calories
257
80% Calcium
78% Sodium
77% Fats
69% Saturated Fat
65% Vitamin A
Explanation: This food contains more Calcium than 80% of foods. More importantly, although there are several foods (20%) which contain more Calcium, this food itself is rich in Calcium more than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly it is relatively rich in Sodium, Fats, Saturated Fat and Vitamin A

McDonald's Big Mac Glycemic index (GI)

51
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Macronutrients chart

Protein:
Daily Value: 24%
11.82 g of 50 g
24%
Fats:
Daily Value: 23%
14.96 g of 65 g
23%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 7%
20.08 g of 300 g
7%
Water:
Daily Value: 3%
51.3 g of 2,000 g
3%
Other:
1.84 g

NEW NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___ servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257
% Daily Value*
23%
Total Fat 15g
20%
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat g
12%
Cholesterol 36mg
19%
Sodium 460mg
7%
TotalCarbohydrate 20g
8%
Dietary Fiber 2g
Total Sugars 4g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 12g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 116mg 12%

Iron 2mg 11%

Potassium 181mg 5%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
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High level of Cholesterol may be dangerous for your health, especially if you suffer from cardio-vascular deseases.
No Trans Fats
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Trans fats tend to increase risk of coronary heart disease according to various studies. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) states that trans fats increase levels of LDL and decrease levels of HDL. According to NAS trans fatty acid consumption should be as low as possible while consuming a nutritionally adequate diet.
Low in Saturated Fats
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Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 recommends using less than 10 percent of calories from saturated fats link
Low in Sodium
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Extensive usage of sodium is not recommended for the people suffering from hypertonia.
Low in Sugars
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Using too much sugars can lead to weight gain or diabetes.

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium: 116 mg of 1,000 mg 12%
Iron: 2 mg of 18 mg 11%
Magnesium: 20 mg of 400 mg 5%
Phosphorus: 122 mg of 1,000 mg 12%
Potassium: 181 mg of 3,500 mg 5%
Sodium: 460 mg of 2,400 mg 19%
Zinc: 1.91 mg of 15 mg 13%
Copper: 0.098 mg of 2 mg 5%
Manganese: 0.206 mg of 2 mg 10%
Selenium: µg of 70 µg 0%
Choline: mg of 550 mg 0%

Mineral chart - relative view

Calcium
116 mg
TOP 20%
Sodium
460 mg
TOP 22%
Iron
2 mg
TOP 37%
Zinc
1.91 mg
TOP 41%
Manganese
0.206 mg
TOP 51%
Copper
0.098 mg
TOP 54%
Phosphorus
122 mg
TOP 58%
Magnesium
20 mg
TOP 61%
Potassium
181 mg
TOP 64%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A: 188 IU of 5,000 IU 4%
Vitamin E : mg of 20 mg 0%
Vitamin D: µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 0.4 mg of 60 mg 1%
Vitamin B1: 0.176 mg of 2 mg 12%
Vitamin B2: 0.209 mg of 2 mg 12%
Vitamin B3: 3.384 mg of 20 mg 17%
Vitamin B5: mg of 10 mg 0%
Vitamin B6: mg of 2 mg 0%
Folate, total: 46 µg of 400 µg 12%
Vitamin B12: 0.88 µg of 6 µg 15%
Vitamin K: µg of 80 µg 0%
Folic acid (B9): µg of 400 µg 0%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin A
188 µg
TOP 35%
Folate, total
46 µg
TOP 36%
Vitamin B1
0.176 µg
TOP 36%
Vitamin B12
0.88 µg
TOP 42%
Vitamin B2
0.209 µg
TOP 43%
Vitamin B3
3.384 µg
TOP 48%
Vitamin C
0.4 µg
TOP 48%

Fat type information

Saturated Fat: 3.803 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.474 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.306 g

Carbohyrates breakdown for McDonald's Big Mac

Starch: g
Sucrose: 0.46 g
Glucose: 1.04 g
Fructose: 1.69 g
Lactose: 0.32 g
Maltose: 0.49 g
Galactose: 0 g

Fiber content / ratio for McDonald's Big Mac

Sugars: 3.97 g
Fiber: 1.6 g

All nutrients for McDonald's Big Mac per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Protein 28% 40% 11.82g 4.2 times more than Broccoli
Fats 23% 23% 14.96g 2.2 times less than Cheese
Carbs 7% 35% 20.08g 1.4 times less than Rice
Calories 10% 37% 257kcal 5.5 times more than Orange
Fructose 2% 84% 1.69g 3.5 times less than Apple
Sugars 4% 51% 3.97g 2.3 times less than Coca-Cola
Fiber 4% 42% 1.6g 1.5 times less than Orange
Calcium 12% 20% 116mg 1.1 times less than Milk
Iron 11% 37% 2mg 1.3 times less than Beef
Magnesium 5% 61% 20mg 7 times less than Kidney bean
Phosphorus 17% 58% 122mg 1.5 times less than Chicken meat
Potassium 4% 64% 181mg 1.2 times more than Cucumber
Sodium 19% 22% 460mg 1.1 times less than White Bread
Zinc 17% 41% 1.91mg 3.3 times less than Beef
Copper 0% 54% 0.1mg 1.4 times less than Shiitake
Vitamin A 4% 35% 188IU 88.9 times less than Carrot
Vitamin C 0% 48% 0.4mg 132.5 times less than Lemon
Vitamin B1 12% 36% 0.18mg 1.5 times less than Pea
Vitamin B2 12% 43% 0.21mg 1.6 times more than Avocado
Vitamin B3 17% 48% 3.38mg 2.8 times less than Turkey meat
Folate, total 12% 36% 46µg 1.3 times less than Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 15% 42% 0.88µg 1.3 times more than Pork
Cholesterol 12% 40% 36mg 10.4 times less than Egg
Trans Fat 0% 48% 0.59g 25.3 times less than Margarine
Saturated Fat 19% 31% 3.8g 1.6 times less than Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 0% 40% 3.47g 2.8 times less than Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 0% 72% 0.31g 154.2 times less than Walnut

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link of the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170720/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.