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Nutritional Profile of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets

We got 72 nutritional values in our nutrition profile for McDonald's Chicken McNuggets.

Nutrient content compared to all foods

When comparing its nutrient content to all foods in our tool we find that it ranks quite high (Top 100) for nine nutrients.

Most notable of them being

Also, when compared to all foods, it ranks high (Top 250) for 17 additional nutrients.

With the highest ranking of them being

Nutrient content compared to foods in the same category

A comparison between its nutrient content to foods in the same category (Fast Foods) shows that it ranks very high (Top 10) for four nutrients.

These are

Additionally, a comparison to foods in the same category shows that it ranks quite high (Top 25) for 10 additional nutrients.

With the highest ranking of them being

You can find these and more nutrient rankings below.

Table of Contents

Nutrient Content Of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets

The nutrient content of food is mainly divided into macro- and micronutrients.

Below you'll first find a macronutrient profile that will give you a sense of how the measured macronutrients compare to each other.

Secondly you'll find a lipid (fat) profile that shows you the content of saturated, mono-, and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

After that you'll find our detailed nutrient profile with all measured nutrients.

Macronutrient profile of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets

Macronutrients are mainly divided into carbohydrates (carbs), lipids (fats), and protein.

In our macronutrient profile we also include water as we think that it gives a more complete picture of how nutrient dense the food is.

Figure 1. Macronutrient profile of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets

15.1%
19.8%
15.8%
47.1%
Carbs
Fats
Protein
Water

Percent of 100 grams of food. Values can differ from nutrient profile below due to rounding.

After the overview this macronutrient profile provided let's dive deeper and take a look at the lipid (fat) profile!

Lipid (fat) profile of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets

Lipids (fats) are a major part of the macronutrients in your food.

Lipids (fats), are divided into saturated and unsaturated fats. The unsaturated fats are then in turn divided into mono-, and polyunsaturated fats.

Here's a lipid (fat) profile to give you a sense of how the content of each type of fat compare to each other.

Figure 2. Lipid (fat) profile of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets

3.3%
8.1%
5.6%
Saturated
Mono
Poly

Percent of 100 grams of food. Values can differ from nutrient profile below due to rounding.

And now, let's look at the detailed nutrient profile!

Detailed nutrient profile of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets

Below we list all the nutrients that we have a measurement for. This is where you can find out what micronutrients there are in your food.

All nutrients are grouped together according to their type. Click on a nutrient type to show the individual nutrients. You can find other foods that contain the same nutrient by clicking on it.

If you can't find a specific nutrient, we recommend you go to our complete list of nutrients or try searching for it.

Nutrient Profile: McDonald's Chicken McNuggets

In food category: Fast Foods

Carbohydrates (3)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Carbohydrates, by difference
15.1 g
4.3 g
310
1336
Sucrose
80 mg
22.7 mg
72
442
Sugars (Total incl. NLEA)
80 mg
22.7 mg
387
1668
Fatty Acids (5)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Fatty Acids, total monounsaturated
8.1 g
2.3 g
39
511
Fatty Acids, total polyunsaturated
5.6 g
1.6 g
46
534
Fatty Acids, total saturated
3.3 g
924.2 mg
374
1160
Fatty Acids, total trans
114 mg
32.3 mg
111
647
Total Lipid (Fat)
19.8 g
5.6 g
40
448
Saturated Fats (11)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Arachidic Acid (20:0)
74 mg
21 mg
16
155
Behenic Acid (22:0)
39 mg
11.1 mg
18
147
Capric Acid (10:0)
6 mg
1.7 mg
185
526
Caprylic Acid (8:0)
8 mg
2.3 mg
110
396
Heptadecanoic Acid (17:0)
15 mg
4.3 mg
86
308
Lauric Acid (12:0)
5 mg
1.4 mg
223
705
Lignoceric Acid (24:0)
25 mg
7.1 mg
9
83
Myristic Acid (14:0)
35 mg
9.9 mg
429
1115
Palmitic Acid (16:0)
2.1 g
584 mg
278
969
Pentadecanoic Acid (15:0)
6 mg
1.7 mg
77
170
Stearic Acid (18:0)
991 mg
280.9 mg
218
714
Monounsaturated Fats (13)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
cis-Erucic Acid (22:1 c)
4 mg
1.1 mg
21
50
Elaidic Acid (18:1 t)
52 mg
14.7 mg
82
613
Erucic Acid (22:1)
4 mg
1.1 mg
31
207
Heptadecenoic Acid (17:1)
10 mg
2.8 mg
55
180
Myristoleic Acid (14:1)
10 mg
2.8 mg
78
194
Nervonic Acid (24:1 c)
15 mg
4.3 mg
4
33
Oleate (18:1 c)
7.6 g
2.2 g
7
177
Oleic Acid (18:1)
7.7 g
2.2 g
40
526
Palmitelaidic Acid (16:1 t)
2 mg
0.6 mg
40
84
Palmitoleate (16:1 c)
279 mg
79.1 mg
40
253
Palmitoleic Acid (16:1)
281 mg
79.7 mg
173
702
Paullinic Acid (20:1)
141 mg
40 mg
27
333
trans-Monoenoic Fatty Acids
53 mg
15 mg
86
603
Polyunsaturated Fats (18)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Adrenic Acid, AdA (22:4)
15 mg
4.3 mg
11
37
alpha-Linolenic Acid, ALA (18:3 n-3)
296 mg
83.9 mg
49
229
cis-Linoleic Acid (18:2 n-6 c,c)
5.1 g
1.4 g
25
174
Conjugated Linoleic Acid, CLA (18:2)
20 mg
5.7 mg
44
169
Dihomo-gamma-Linolenic Acid (20:3 n-6)
15 mg
4.3 mg
15
44
Docosahexaenoic Acid, DHA (22:6 n-3)
3 mg
0.9 mg
40
419
Docosapentaenoic Acid, DPA (22:5 n-3)
4 mg
1.1 mg
17
193
Eicosadienoic Acid (20:2 n-6 c,c)
14 mg
4 mg
33
130
Eicosapentaenoic Acid, EPA (20:5 n-3)
1 mg
0.3 mg
22
336
Eicosatetraenoic Acid, ETA (20:4)
49 mg
13.9 mg
45
245
Eicosatrienoic Acid (20:3)
16 mg
4.5 mg
18
60
Epoxyeicosatrienoic Acid, EET (20:3 n-3)
1 mg
0.3 mg
8
30
gamma-Linolenic Acid, GLA (18:3 n-6)
25 mg
7.1 mg
14
59
Linelaidic Acid (18:2 t)
61 mg
17.3 mg
29
134
Linoleic Acid (18:2 n-6)
5.2 g
1.5 g
46
504
Linolenic Acid (18:3)
321 mg
91 mg
134
635
Parinaric Acid (18:4)
1 mg
0.3 mg
39
164
trans-Polyenoic Fatty Acids
61 mg
17.3 mg
28
165
Protein (1)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Protein
15.8 g
4.5 g
117
443
Water-soluble Vitamins (7)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Niacin
7.4 mg
2.1 mg
29
406
Pantothenic Acid
880 µg
249.5 µg
38
331
Riboflavin
110 µg
31.2 µg
240
701
Thiamin
160 µg
45.4 µg
224
724
Vitamin B12
0.3 µg
0.1 µg
137
697
Vitamin B6
398 µg
112.8 µg
26
583
Vitamin C
1.2 mg
340.2 µg
90
611
Minerals (9)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Calcium, Ca
11 mg
3.1 mg
252
540
Copper, Cu
49 µg
13.9 µg
151
800
Iron, Fe
890 µg
252.3 µg
207
833
Magnesium, Mg
24 mg
6.8 mg
34
323
Manganese, Mn
140 µg
39.7 µg
155
890
Phosphorus, P
272 mg
77.1 mg
56
392
Potassium, K
252 mg
71.4 mg
112
646
Sodium, Na
566 mg
160.5 mg
213
583
Zinc, Zn
590 µg
167.3 µg
258
861
Other Micronutrients (1)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Cholesterol
44 mg
12.5 mg
98
337
Water (1)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Water
47.1 g
13.4 g
286
1692
Other (3)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Ash
2.2 g
620.9 mg
88
441
Kcal (Energy)
302 kcal
85.6 kcal
62
386
KJ (Energy)
1,260 kj
357.2 kj
30
180
Figure 3. Nutritional profile of mcdonald's chicken mcnuggets with 72 nutrient values.

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Common Serving Sizes Of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets

Here's some of the different portion/serving sizes to get a sense of the weight.

Amount / MeasurementWeight in GrWeight in Oz
Pieces64.0 g2.3 oz
Pieces95.0 g3.4 oz
Pieces159.0 g5.6 oz
Figure 4. Common serving sizes of mcdonald's chicken mcnuggets

52 Similar Fast Foods

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Similar Fast Foods 1 - 50

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Mcdonald'sNo of
Nutrients
(With Condiments, 1 Small Patty, On Bun, From Fast Food / Restaurant)
57
(With Condiments, 1 Medium Patty, On Bun, From Fast Food / Restaurant)
56
(With Condiments, 2 Small Patties, On Bun, From Fast Food / Restaurant)
56
(With Condiments, 2 Small Patties, On Bun, From Fast Food / Restaurant)
59
(With Condiments, 2 Small Patties, On Bun, From Fast Food / Restaurant)
59
(With Condiments, 1 Small Patty, On Bun, From Fast Food / Restaurant)
52
30
23
27
31
27
48
34
(Without Big Mac Sauce)
34
34
(With Syrup & Margarine)
30
74
35
(With Condiments, 2 Medium Patties, On Bun)
59
79
83
(Without Tartar Sauce)
30
79
38
37
73
75
55
54
49
(With 2 Pats Margarine & Syrup)
36
29
72
(Without Mayonnaise)
30
55
56
50
34
34
94
88
51
51
117
35
36
37
33
26
86
Figure 5. Similar fast foods 1 to 50.

Similar Fast Foods 51 - 52

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Mcdonald'sNo of
Nutrients
54
56
Figure 6. Similar fast foods 51 to 52.

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