How Healthy is your Burger at McDonalds

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Nutritional information on McDonalds or any other fast food for that matter is not readily available when you visit an outlet. Online it's a slightly different story. If you visit the website, you will find that there isn't a direct link to the nutritional information to the items sold on the menu.

    Here's a doc from McDonald's India website, and I appreciate the fact that they have it there for anyone who wishes to see -


    nutritional information mcdonalds.jpg

    Some of the items that have the highest calorie count are the Maharaja Mac with 525, the Spicy Paneer Wrap with 818, and the Paneer Burger at 702.

    On the lower end are the Nuggets at 177 for 4, the Pizza McPuff at 226, the McEgg burger (275) and Chicken McGrill (279).


    For those interested in the nutritional information on the McDonald's Breakfast Menu, beverages, Ice Cream etc, please view the attached pdf file.
     

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  2. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    I'm surprised that their Fries are the ones with the least Sodium :p
    any one can testify to how much salt they dump in them ..


    Also it seems that their veg items have more Trans-Fat .. :D
     
  3. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    The quality of meat is questionable, atleast in pretty much all developed countries.
    Though quality of meat in India is always questionable.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    KFC imports the meat I've been told.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    oh boy, we are getting the terrible meat.
     
  6. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    How do you mean ?
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    the meat is not organic, chickens are not in very good condition, they mix meat form different animals. So in single burger you eat meat from 10 different animals, which is not very good.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    That can't be legal.. Also it would happen in case of processed meats ..KFC uses cut chicken parts AFAIK.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    That is only way to get cheap meat. They operate within legal framework ofcourse. There is no law against mixing meat.
     
  10. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Well actually the meat we get in chicken McGrill for instance has a higher soya content and lesser of chicken content. The meat is fine though.

    These are food values under standard conditions, not on the hands of the employee spraying the salt. Always have to remind them to go easy on it.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    In India you can get into a lot of trouble over offering 'mixed meats' to customers without informing them ..

    PS: nice thread tagging JD :D
     
  12. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    hehe, wait till i post information on subway :p
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    That I'm looking forward too.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Just to add - Disclaimer/Source - Information has been taken from McDonalds India Website.
     
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    MrsJD666 Ruling the Devil Staff Member

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    Are you talking about the fries that they add to their salt servings? :p

    JD666 , now you know why I say, we should walk over to the drive through. We will burn some calories before piling on a lot more :wink1:
     
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    Aargee RAID Rookie

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    Nutritional information is absolutely nothing when it comes to any American (not sure about EU) food chain as most food from here are completely trash even at raw due to GMO & related processing excluding fertilizers due to mass production.

    No food chain is spared because the entire food supply is such an organized & huge manufacturing industry controlled by just 3-4 manufacturers. Want to talk about farmers? Forget it, it's a pathetic story

    Point is, the poison is right at the raw materials, all nutritional information makes no value :(
     
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  17. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    This is a win.
    In UK also tesco is doing the same. But given this is Europe and Countries like France are very pro farmers the state of affair is not that bad.
     
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    Rockfella Nordic Staff Member

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    Waiting...

    There are so many variables in good junk food that I feel it is best to have a minimalistic attitude towards eating chicken. I prefer Tandoori chicken anyday. Leon is good eh JD?
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Not bad at all. Subway nutrition figures are kind of messed up, compiling them from the site.

    A Tandoori chicken is good enough only if you can manage it dry, without letting them apply any oil or butter to it. Generally most dhabas/restaurants put butter or oil on it to keep it moist and soft. That detracts from the healthy aspect of a Tandoori chicken.
     
  20. Aargee

    Aargee RAID Rookie

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    Hmm...what about the "nutritious" Ammonia that Americans even managed to call it as "Pink Slime"? Someone should really check the nutrition of Ammonia on that front!!
     

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