McDonald's Big Mac is made of two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.

The ingredients for each of these are:

beef patties

Two 100% whole beef patties (although I'm not sure what they consider beef)

the sauce

water, vegetable oil, gherkins, sugar, vinegar, modified corn starch, egg yolks, spices, fructose, salt, stabiliser (E415 xanthan gum), preservative (E202 potassium sorbate), spice extracts

the lettuce

100% pure shredded iceberg lettuce

the cheese

vegetarian cheddar cheese, water, butter, milk proteins, natural cheese flavouring, emulsifying salts (E331 trisodium citrate, E450 diphosphates, E452 polyphosphates), lactose, salt, preservative (E200 sorbic acid), colour (E160(a) carotenes, E160(c) paprika)

the pickle slices

cucumber, vinegar, preservative (E210 benzoic acid, E327 calcium lactate or E200 sorbic acid and E509 calcium chloride), spices

the onions

100% pure dehydrated white onions

the bun

flour, water, sugar, sesame seeds, rapeseed oil, yeast, salt, soya flour, emulsifier (E472(e) mono- and di-acetyltartaric acid esters of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids), preservative (E282 calcium propionate), flour treatment agent, E300 ascorbic acid


The typical Big Mac will contain:

Energy(Kjoules).......2050.0
Energy(Kcalories.......493.0
Carbohydrates(grams)....44.0
- sugars(grams).........11.6
Protein(grams)..........26.7
Fat(grams)..............22.9
- saturates(grams).......9.8
Fibre(grams).............5.3
Sodium(grams)............0.9

Source: Schott's Original Miscellancy

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