McDonald’s Sausage Patty has calories and nutrition information on its website.

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The Nutritional Target Map allows you to see how foods line up with your goals.The closer a food is to the right edge of the map, the more essential it is.The closer a food is to the top of the map, the less calories it will contain.Foods that are close to the bottom of the map have more calories than those in the top half.If you want to increase your calories without getting too full, choose foods from the bottom half of the map.

The percentage of calories in a food can be seen in this graphic.The Caloric Ratio Pyramid will show you how recipes, meal plans, or individual foods line up with goals such as the 40/30/30 distribution of the Zone diet or the more traditional 60/30/10 distribution.Foods that are high in fat at the upper edge of the pyramid are more likely to cluster along the right edge.The Caloric Ratio Pyramid shows which foods have the same number of calories.

Estimating a food or meal’s effect on blood-sugar levels is called estimating glycemic load.The estimated glycemic load is available for every food in the database as well as for custom foods, meals, and recipes in your pantry.100 or less per day is the average target for total Estimated Glycemic Load.You might want to aim a little lower if you have diabetes.If you are not overweight or physically active, a little higher is acceptable.

The nutrition indicator is a symbol that shows a visual representation of a food’s strengths and weaknesses.A Completeness Score between 0 and 100 is a relative indication of how complete the food is.The Completeness Score and the Nutrient Balance Indicator can help you build meals that are balanced and complete.

PROTEIN QUALITY is dependent on the proportions of the essential amino acids.The graph shows how close your diet is to the optimal distribution of the nine essential amino acids, if one or more is not present in sufficient amounts.A link is provided to other sources if the Amino Acid Score is less than 100.You may be able to increase the quality of the meat you eat by combining the two.

There isn’t enough data on individual amino acids in this listing.

Nutrition Data awards foods 0 to 5 stars in each of three categories, based on their nutrition density and satiating effect.If you want to lose weight, you should choose foods that are both healthy and filling.Good choices for healthy weight gain are foods that are not filling.Nutrition Data indicates whether a food is high or low in certain vitamins and minerals.