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The burger is one of the most popular types of Fast Food, and McDonald's has been in this business now for half a century. In order to mark the occasion, it is offering special super-size burgers for a limited period of six weeks beginning February 7. There will be three varieties- the original 50-year-old Big Mac will be the birthday burger, followed by the Mac Jr., and the Grand Big Mac. Daily Mail UK reports that McDonald's was set up in 1968 and the special offers are to mark 50 years since the release of the original Big Mac. The offer is valid in both the UK and the United States.

The burger is full of goodies

The burger falls into the category of fast food and when it is Big Mac, it will have beef patties with additives like lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions.

These will be sandwiched between a three-piece sesame seed bun to make the final product. The limited-edition Mac Jr. will have all these ingredients but will be smaller in size and have one less patty while the Grand Big Mac will be slightly larger in size.

The birth of Big Mac dates back to February 1967. Its creator was Jim Delligatti of Pennsylvania, who was a franchisee of McDonald's. The burger was first released in the USA, and after one year, it went global. The uniqueness of the Big Mac is believed to be its special sauce, which imparts the one-of-a-kind taste. It entered the UK market in 1974 and is now a much-loved product with outlets in more than 100 countries.

Nutritional value of Big Mac

According to Live Strong, McDonald’s caters to more than 60 million people in 117 countries on a daily basis.

It offers a variety of food products apart from burgers, and the pick of the lot is undoubtedly the Big Mac, with the special sauce. Fast food products are believed to be responsible for many health issues and the nutrition value of Big Mac points to a calorie-rich fare. One Big Mac contains 540 calories and is high in fat of both saturated and unsaturated types.

The recommendation of the American Heart Association for trans fats is less than 2 g per day. However, one Big Mac contains 1.5 grams of trans fat, which means your options for eating other foods containing this type of fat is limited for the day. Obviously, one has to exercise a certain amount of caution while succumbing to the temptation of going in for one of those burgers. It is a fact that fast food is linked to obesity [VIDEO]. Bariatric Surgery Source has revealed that a study has established a direct link between the two. The bottom line is that those who visit fast food joints more frequently put on more weight compared to those visit occasionally.