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The science of nutrition and healthy eating
The science of nutrition and healthy eating

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7 Eating like a horse!

In November 2014, a ‘Double Donut’ burger made the headlines in the UK [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] (BBC News, 2014). According to the company selling this burger, the full nutritional composition is that shown in Table 3.

Table 3 Values for the ‘Double Donut’ burger
Nutrition type Energy or mass
Energy 1996 kcal
Fat 125 g
Saturates 53 g
Salt 8.20 g
Sugar 53 g
Carbohydrate 138 g
Protein 75 g

With this in mind, think about the following questions:

  • How do these values compare with the recommended intake values?
  • Is it ethical for a restaurant to be selling a burger like this?