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Big Mac - McDonald's - 216.7 g

Big Mac - McDonald's - 216.7 g

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Common name: Big Mac

Quantity: 216.7 g

Packaging: Cardboard, Box, Non-corrugated cardboard, Container

Brands: McDonald's

Categories: Sandwiches, Hamburgers

Labels, certifications, awards: 100% muscle, fr:Blé CRC

Manufacturing or processing places: France, Ireland

Stores: McDonald's

Countries where sold: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, United States

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Ingredients

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    73 ingredients


    bread (e932a, e471, e282, e281), sesame seeds, ground steaks (beef), salad, onion, pickle (e520, e433), processed cheese (cheddar 51%, water, cheese (9%), skimmed milk powder, butter, melting salts (e331, e330, e338, e450), milk proteins, natural flavours, salt, colours (beta carotene, paprika extract), anti-caking agent (sunflower lecithin) sauce (water, rapeseed oil, alcohol vinegar, pickles, glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, modified corn starch, egg yolk, mustard (water, vinegar, mustard seeds, salt, mustard bran, sugar, caramel, turmeric), spices (including mustard), cooking salt, thickener (e415), natural flavours, yeast extract, firming (e509, e15, e433, e211,edta) in unknown quantities: sulphur dioxide and sulphites, gluten (wheat), gluten (soy), sesame seed, milk, eggs, mustard
    Allergens: Eggs, Gluten, Milk, Mustard, Sesame seeds, Soybeans, Sulphur dioxide and sulphites

Food processing

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    Ultra processed foods


    Elements that indicate the product is in the 4 - Ultra processed food and drink products group:

    • Additive: E15x - E15x food additive
    • Additive: E160a - Carotene
    • Additive: E160c - Paprika extract
    • Additive: E322 - Lecithins
    • Additive: E415 - Xanthan gum
    • Additive: E433 - Polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate
    • Additive: E450 - Diphosphates
    • Additive: E471 - Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
    • Ingredient: Colour
    • Ingredient: Firming agent
    • Ingredient: Flavouring
    • Ingredient: Glucose
    • Ingredient: Gluten
    • Ingredient: Milk proteins
    • Ingredient: Thickener

    Food products are classified into 4 groups according to their degree of processing:

    1. Unprocessed or minimally processed foods
    2. Processed culinary ingredients
    3. Processed foods
    4. Ultra processed foods

    The determination of the group is based on the category of the product and on the ingredients it contains.

    Learn more about the NOVA classification

Additives

  • E160a - Carotene


    Carotene: The term carotene -also carotin, from the Latin carota, "carrot"- is used for many related unsaturated hydrocarbon substances having the formula C40Hx, which are synthesized by plants but in general cannot be made by animals -with the exception of some aphids and spider mites which acquired the synthesizing genes from fungi-. Carotenes are photosynthetic pigments important for photosynthesis. Carotenes contain no oxygen atoms. They absorb ultraviolet, violet, and blue light and scatter orange or red light, and -in low concentrations- yellow light. Carotenes are responsible for the orange colour of the carrot, for which this class of chemicals is named, and for the colours of many other fruits, vegetables and fungi -for example, sweet potatoes, chanterelle and orange cantaloupe melon-. Carotenes are also responsible for the orange -but not all of the yellow- colours in dry foliage. They also -in lower concentrations- impart the yellow coloration to milk-fat and butter. Omnivorous animal species which are relatively poor converters of coloured dietary carotenoids to colourless retinoids have yellowed-coloured body fat, as a result of the carotenoid retention from the vegetable portion of their diet. The typical yellow-coloured fat of humans and chickens is a result of fat storage of carotenes from their diets. Carotenes contribute to photosynthesis by transmitting the light energy they absorb to chlorophyll. They also protect plant tissues by helping to absorb the energy from singlet oxygen, an excited form of the oxygen molecule O2 which is formed during photosynthesis. β-Carotene is composed of two retinyl groups, and is broken down in the mucosa of the human small intestine by β-carotene 15‚15'-monooxygenase to retinal, a form of vitamin A. β-Carotene can be stored in the liver and body fat and converted to retinal as needed, thus making it a form of vitamin A for humans and some other mammals. The carotenes α-carotene and γ-carotene, due to their single retinyl group -β-ionone ring-, also have some vitamin A activity -though less than β-carotene-, as does the xanthophyll carotenoid β-cryptoxanthin. All other carotenoids, including lycopene, have no beta-ring and thus no vitamin A activity -although they may have antioxidant activity and thus biological activity in other ways-. Animal species differ greatly in their ability to convert retinyl -beta-ionone- containing carotenoids to retinals. Carnivores in general are poor converters of dietary ionone-containing carotenoids. Pure carnivores such as ferrets lack β-carotene 15‚15'-monooxygenase and cannot convert any carotenoids to retinals at all -resulting in carotenes not being a form of vitamin A for this species-; while cats can convert a trace of β-carotene to retinol, although the amount is totally insufficient for meeting their daily retinol needs.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E160ai - Beta-carotene


    Beta-Carotene: β-Carotene is an organic, strongly colored red-orange pigment abundant in plants and fruits. It is a member of the carotenes, which are terpenoids -isoprenoids-, synthesized biochemically from eight isoprene units and thus having 40 carbons. Among the carotenes, β-carotene is distinguished by having beta-rings at both ends of the molecule. β-Carotene is biosynthesized from geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate.β-Carotene is the most common form of carotene in plants. When used as a food coloring, it has the E number E160a. The structure was deduced by Karrer et al. in 1930. In nature, β-carotene is a precursor -inactive form- to vitamin A via the action of beta-carotene 15‚15'-monooxygenase.Isolation of β-carotene from fruits abundant in carotenoids is commonly done using column chromatography. It can also be extracted from the beta-carotene rich algae, Dunaliella salina. The separation of β-carotene from the mixture of other carotenoids is based on the polarity of a compound. β-Carotene is a non-polar compound, so it is separated with a non-polar solvent such as hexane. Being highly conjugated, it is deeply colored, and as a hydrocarbon lacking functional groups, it is very lipophilic.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E211 - Sodium benzoate


    Sodium benzoate: Sodium benzoate is a substance which has the chemical formula NaC7H5O2. It is a widely used food preservative, with an E number of E211. It is the sodium salt of benzoic acid and exists in this form when dissolved in water. It can be produced by reacting sodium hydroxide with benzoic acid.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E220 - Sulphur dioxide


    Sulfur dioxide: Sulfur dioxide -also sulphur dioxide in British English- is the chemical compound with the formula SO2. It is a toxic gas with a burnt match smell. It is released naturally by volcanic activity and is produced as a by-product of the burning of fossil fuels contaminated with sulfur compounds.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E281 - Sodium propionate


    Sodium propionate: Sodium propanoate or sodium propionate is the sodium salt of propionic acid which has the chemical formula Na-C2H5COO-. This white crystalline solid is deliquescent in moist air.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E322 - Lecithins


    Lecithins are natural compounds commonly used in the food industry as emulsifiers and stabilizers.

    Extracted from sources like soybeans and eggs, lecithins consist of phospholipids that enhance the mixing of oil and water, ensuring smooth textures in various products like chocolates, dressings, and baked goods.

    They do not present any known health risks.

  • E322i - Lecithin


    Lecithins are natural compounds commonly used in the food industry as emulsifiers and stabilizers.

    Extracted from sources like soybeans and eggs, lecithins consist of phospholipids that enhance the mixing of oil and water, ensuring smooth textures in various products like chocolates, dressings, and baked goods.

    They do not present any known health risks.

  • E330 - Citric acid


    Citric acid is a natural organic acid found in citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, and limes.

    It is widely used in the food industry as a flavor enhancer, acidulant, and preservative due to its tart and refreshing taste.

    Citric acid is safe for consumption when used in moderation and is considered a generally recognized as safe (GRAS) food additive by regulatory agencies worldwide.

  • E331 - Sodium citrates


    Sodium citrate: Sodium citrate may refer to any of the sodium salts of citrate -though most commonly the third-: Monosodium citrate Disodium citrate Trisodium citrateThe three forms of the salt are collectively known by the E number E331. Sodium citrates are used as acidity regulators in food and drinks, and also as emulsifiers for oils. They enable cheeses to melt without becoming greasy.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E338 - Phosphoric acid


    Phosphoric acid: Phosphoric acid -also known as orthophosphoric acid or phosphoricV acid- is a weak acid with the chemical formula H3PO4. Orthophosphoric acid refers to phosphoric acid, which is the IUPAC name for this compound. The prefix ortho- is used to distinguish the acid from related phosphoric acids, called polyphosphoric acids. Orthophosphoric acid is a non-toxic acid, which, when pure, is a solid at room temperature and pressure. The conjugate base of phosphoric acid is the dihydrogen phosphate ion, H2PO−4, which in turn has a conjugate base of hydrogen phosphate, HPO2−4, which has a conjugate base of phosphate, PO3−4. Phosphates are essential for life.The most common source of phosphoric acid is an 85% aqueous solution; such solutions are colourless, odourless, and non-volatile. The 85% solution is a syrupy liquid, but still pourable. Although phosphoric acid does not meet the strict definition of a strong acid, the 85% solution is acidic enough to be corrosive. Because of the high percentage of phosphoric acid in this reagent, at least some of the orthophosphoric acid is condensed into polyphosphoric acids; for the sake of labeling and simplicity, the 85% represents H3PO4 as if it were all in the ortho form. Dilute aqueous solutions of phosphoric acid exist in the ortho form.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E415 - Xanthan gum


    Xanthan gum (E415) is a natural polysaccharide derived from fermented sugars, often used in the food industry as a thickening and stabilizing agent.

    This versatile food additive enhances texture and prevents ingredient separation in a wide range of products, including salad dressings, sauces, and gluten-free baked goods.

    It is considered safe for consumption even at high intake amounts.

  • E450 - Diphosphates


    Diphosphates (E450) are food additives often utilized to modify the texture of products, acting as leavening agents in baking and preventing the coagulation of canned food.

    These salts can stabilize whipped cream and are also found in powdered products to maintain their flow properties. They are commonly present in baked goods, processed meats, and soft drinks.

    Derived from phosphoric acid, they're part of our daily phosphate intake, which often surpasses recommended levels due to the prevalence of phosphates in processed foods and drinks.

    Excessive phosphate consumption is linked to health issues, such as impaired kidney function and weakened bone health. Though diphosphates are generally regarded as safe when consumed within established acceptable daily intakes, it's imperative to monitor overall phosphate consumption to maintain optimal health.

  • E471 - Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids


    Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids (E471), are food additives commonly used as emulsifiers in various processed foods.

    These compounds consist of glycerol molecules linked to one or two fatty acid chains, which help stabilize and blend water and oil-based ingredients. E471 enhances the texture and shelf life of products like margarine, baked goods, and ice cream, ensuring a smooth and consistent texture.

    It is generally considered safe for consumption within established regulatory limits.

  • E509 - Calcium chloride


    Calcium chloride: Calcium chloride is an inorganic compound, a salt with the chemical formula CaCl2. It is a colorless crystalline solid at room temperature, highly soluble in water. Calcium chloride is commonly encountered as a hydrated solid with generic formula CaCl2-H2O-x, where x = 0, 1, 2, 4, and 6. These compounds are mainly used for de-icing and dust control. Because the anhydrous salt is hygroscopic, it is used as a desiccant.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E520 - Aluminium sulphate


    Aluminium sulfate: Aluminium sulfate is a chemical compound with the formula Al2-SO4-3. It is soluble in water and is mainly used as a coagulating agent -promoting particle collision by neutralizing charge- in the purification of drinking water and waste water treatment plants, and also in paper manufacturing. The anhydrous form occurs naturally as a rare mineral millosevichite, found e.g. in volcanic environments and on burning coal-mining waste dumps. Aluminium sulfate is rarely, if ever, encountered as the anhydrous salt. It forms a number of different hydrates, of which the hexadecahydrate Al2-SO4-3•16H2O and octadecahydrate Al2-SO4-3•18H2O are the most common. The heptadecahydrate, whose formula can be written as [Al-H2O-6]2-SO4-3•5H2O, occurs naturally as the mineral alunogen. Aluminium sulfate is sometimes called alum or papermaker's alum in certain industries. However, the name "alum" is more commonly and properly used for any double sulfate salt with the generic formula XAl-SO4-2·12H2O, where X is a monovalent cation such as potassium or ammonium.
    Source: Wikipedia

Ingredients analysis

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    Non-vegan


    Non-vegan ingredients: Meat patty, Beef, Melted cheese, Cheddar, Cheese, Skimmed milk powder, Butter, Milk proteins, Egg yolk, Milk, Egg

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    Non-vegetarian


    Non-vegetarian ingredients: Meat patty, Beef

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    fr: Pain (e932a, e471, e282, e281), Graines de sésame, steaks hachés (BŒUF), Salade, Oignon, Cornichon (e520, e433), Fromage fondu, Cheddar 51%, eau, fromage 9%, LAIT écrémé en poudre, beurre, sels de fonte (e331, e330, e338, e450), protéines de lait, arômes naturels, sel, colorants (beta carotène, extrait de paprika), antiagglomérant (lécithine de tournesol), Sauce, Eau, Huile de colza, vinaigre d'alcool, cornichons, sirop de glucose-fructose, sucre, amidon de maïs modifié, jaune d'ŒUF, MOUTARDE (eau, vinaigre, graines de moutarde, sel, son de moutarde, sucre, caramel, curcuma), épices (dont moutarde), sel de cuisine, épaississant (e415), arômes naturels, extrait de levure, affermissant (e509, E15, e433, e211, EDTA), En quantités inconnues (Anhydride sulfureux, sulfites), Gluten (blé), Gluten, Graine de sésame, Lait, Oeufs, Moutarde
    1. Pain -> en:bread
      1. e932a -> fr:e932a
      2. e471 -> en:e471 - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - from_palm_oil: maybe
      3. e282 -> en:e282 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      4. e281 -> en:e281 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    2. Graines de sésame -> en:sesame-seeds - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    3. steaks hachés -> en:meat-patty - vegan: no - vegetarian: no
      1. BŒUF -> en:beef - vegan: no - vegetarian: no
    4. Salade -> en:salad - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    5. Oignon -> en:onion - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    6. Cornichon -> en:gherkin - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      1. e520 -> en:e520 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      2. e433 -> en:e433 - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - from_palm_oil: maybe
    7. Fromage fondu -> en:melted-cheese - vegan: no - vegetarian: maybe
    8. Cheddar -> en:cheddar - vegan: no - vegetarian: maybe - percent: 51
    9. eau -> en:water - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    10. fromage -> en:cheese - vegan: no - vegetarian: maybe - percent: 9
    11. LAIT écrémé en poudre -> en:skimmed-milk-powder - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes
    12. beurre -> en:butter - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes
    13. sels de fonte -> en:emulsifying-salts
      1. e331 -> en:e331 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      2. e330 -> en:e330 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      3. e338 -> en:e338 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      4. e450 -> en:e450 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    14. protéines de lait -> en:milk-proteins - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes
    15. arômes naturels -> en:natural-flavouring - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe
    16. sel -> en:salt - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    17. colorants -> en:colour
      1. beta carotène -> en:e160ai - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - from_palm_oil: maybe
      2. extrait de paprika -> en:e160c - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    18. antiagglomérant -> en:anti-caking-agent
      1. lécithine de tournesol -> en:sunflower-lecithin - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    19. Sauce -> en:sauce - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe
    20. Eau -> en:water - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    21. Huile de colza -> en:colza-oil - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - from_palm_oil: no
    22. vinaigre d'alcool -> en:alcohol-vinegar - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    23. cornichons -> en:gherkin - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    24. sirop de glucose-fructose -> en:glucose-fructose-syrup - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    25. sucre -> en:sugar - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    26. amidon de maïs modifié -> en:modified-corn-starch - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    27. jaune d'ŒUF -> en:egg-yolk - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes
    28. MOUTARDE -> en:mustard
      1. eau -> en:water - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      2. vinaigre -> en:vinegar - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      3. graines de moutarde -> en:mustard-seed - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      4. sel -> en:salt - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      5. son de moutarde -> fr:son-de-moutarde
      6. sucre -> en:sugar - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      7. caramel -> en:e150 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      8. curcuma -> en:turmeric - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    29. épices -> en:spice - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      1. dont moutarde -> en:mustard
    30. sel de cuisine -> en:salt - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    31. épaississant -> en:thickener
      1. e415 -> en:e415 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    32. arômes naturels -> en:natural-flavouring - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe
    33. extrait de levure -> en:yeast-extract - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    34. affermissant -> en:firming-agent
      1. e509 -> en:e509 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      2. E15 -> en:e15x - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      3. e433 -> en:e433 - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - from_palm_oil: maybe
      4. e211 -> en:e211 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      5. EDTA -> en:e385 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    35. En quantités inconnues -> fr:en-quantites-inconnues
      1. Anhydride sulfureux -> en:e220 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      2. sulfites -> en:sulfite
    36. Gluten -> en:gluten - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
      1. blé -> en:wheat - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    37. Gluten -> en:gluten - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    38. Graine de sésame -> en:sesame-seeds - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes
    39. Lait -> en:milk - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes
    40. Oeufs -> en:egg - vegan: no - vegetarian: yes
    41. Moutarde -> en:mustard

Nutrition

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    Average nutritional quality


    ⚠️ Warning: the amount of fruits, vegetables and nuts is not specified on the label, it was estimated from the list of ingredients: 10

    This product is not considered a beverage for the calculation of the Nutri-Score.

    Positive points: 6

    • Proteins: 5 / 5 (value: 12, rounded value: 12)
    • Fiber: 1 / 5 (value: 1.6, rounded value: 1.6)
    • Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and colza/walnut/olive oils: 0 / 5 (value: 10.9375, rounded value: 10.9)

    Negative points: 9

    • Energy: 2 / 10 (value: 1000, rounded value: 1000)
    • Sugars: 0 / 10 (value: 4, rounded value: 4)
    • Saturated fat: 3 / 10 (value: 3.8, rounded value: 3.8)
    • Sodium: 4 / 10 (value: 400, rounded value: 400)

    The points for proteins are counted because the negative points are less than 11.

    Nutritional score: (9 - 6)

    Nutri-Score:

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    Nutrition facts


    Nutrition facts As sold
    for 100 g / 100 ml
    As sold
    per serving (216g)
    Compared to: Hamburgers
    Energy 1,000 kj
    (257 kcal)
    2,160 kj
    (555 kcal)
    +8%
    Fat 15 g 32.4 g +28%
    Saturated fat 3.8 g 8.21 g -
    Trans fat 0.6 g 1.3 g +105%
    Cholesterol 36 mg 77.8 mg +20%
    Carbohydrates 20 g 43.2 g +46%
    Sugars 4 g 8.64 g +76%
    Fiber 1.6 g 3.46 g -16%
    Proteins 12 g 25.9 g -12%
    Salt 1 g 2.16 g -26%
    Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 0.4 mg 0.864 mg +155%
    Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) 0.9 µg 1.94 µg
    Calcium 116 mg 251 mg +109%
    Iron 2 mg 4.32 mg +6%
    Magnesium 21 mg 45.4 mg
    Fruits‚ vegetables‚ nuts and rapeseed‚ walnut and olive oils (estimate from ingredients list analysis) 10.938 % 10.938 %
Serving size: 216g

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