Is Chick-Fil-A Asian Salad healthy?


By: Chick-Fil-A

43
CQ SCORE

330
CALORIES PER SERVING

26
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

LOW

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 29.2
  • Fat 35.6
  • Protein 35.3

- Contains Added Sugars- the American Heart Association recommends no more than 24g daily for women and 36g for men

! High Sodium - the average American consumes more than twice the American Heart Association daily recommended 1,500 mg

+ Good Source of Fiber - the USDA cites fiber as underconsumed nutrient of public health concern

+ Carbohydrate to Fiber Ratio Under 5:1 - lower rate is an effective measure of healthfulness

Macronutrient Score

Are the proteins, fats, and carbs in this food from the best sources?

24.6/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 35.6%
Fat Quality: 60.7 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 29.2%
Carb Quality: 70.0 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 35.3%
Protein Quality: 80.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 2
Whole Carb Ingredients - 1

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

18.6/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 6.9/10.0
Comparable Product: TACO BELL, Taco Salad
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 8.9/20.0
Plant score: 8.9/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 6.1

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

9 Processed Ingredients
17 Other Ingredients
1 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

26

INGREDIENTS

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Romaine Lettuce

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Whole Chicken Breast

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Salt

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride. Salt is essential for animal life, and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes. In general, Americans should limit daily sodium consumption to 2,300 milligrams, but this is an upper safe limit, not a recommended daily allowance.

Monosodium Glutamate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

MSG is used in the food industry as a flavor enhancer with an umami taste that intensifies the meaty, savory flavor of food, as naturally occurring glutamate does in foods such as stews and meat soups.

Sugar P RG S

Sugar

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

The generalized name for sweet, short-chains of soluble carbohydrates. The world produced about 168 million tonnes of sugar in 2011. The average person consumes about 24 kilograms (53 lb) of sugar each year (33.1 kg in industrialised countries), equivalent to over 260 food calories per person, per day. New FDA nutrition facts labels recommend no more than 50g of added sugars per day. Potential negative health effects of excess sugar consumption include addiction, Alzheimer's disease, changes in blood glucose levels, cardiovascular disease, hyperactivity, obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.

Spices

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Nutrient labels do not always break out spice mixtures because of trade secrets.

Paprika

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a powdered spice with a deep orange-red colour and a mildly pungent flavour, made from the dried and ground fruits of certain varieties of pepper.

Malted Barley Flour

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Malted Barley Flour is made from barley that is malted (e.g. barley that is allowed to germinate), steam-dried, hulled, then ground and sifted. It is usually made from the species of barley that has six rows of seed to it per head.

Niacin

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Vitamin B3. Used for colour retention agent.

Iron

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Iron is a nutrient required by the human body and is often added to foods such as enriched flour and breakfast cereals.

Thiamine Mononitrate

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

Thiamine is part of the vitamin B group and is used for flour and food fortification.

Riboflavin

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Riboflavin is part of the vitamin B group and is regularly used as a dietary supplement.

Folic Acid

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

Folic Acid is part of the vitamin B group and is used for flour and food fortification.

Nonfat Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Cow's milk consists primarily of protein, fat, and lactose (a sugar). Skim milk is made when all the cream (also called milkfat) is removed from whole milk.

Baking Soda

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

sodium bicarbonate used in cooking, for cleaning, or in toothpaste.

Sodium Aluminum Phosphate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

This white, odorless powder that does not dissolve in water is generally found in baking powder and is used as a leavening agent.

Monocalcium Phosphate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Monocalcium phosphate is used as a leavening agent, meaning it is used in dough or batter to cause the mixture to raise. It is also used in canned fruits and vegetables because it is helpful in maintaining the firmness of fruits and vegetables.

Spice

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Nutrient labels do not always break out spice mixtures because of trade secrets.

Soybean Oil

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Controversial

DESCRIPTION

Soybean oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of soybeans. The Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio is ~7:1. Health concerns have been expressed around the carcinogen N‐Nitrosodi-n-butylamine found in soybean oil.

Egg

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Chicken eggs are widely used in many types of dishes, both sweet and savory, including many baked goods. Some of the most common preparation methods include scrambled, fried, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, omelettes and pickled.

Fully Refined Peanut Oil With Tbhq

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Citric Acid

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

a sharp-tasting crystalline acid present in the juice of lemons and other sour fruits. It is made commercially by the fermentation of sugar and used as a flavouring and setting agent.

Baby Field Greens

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DESCRIPTION

Green Cabbage

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DESCRIPTION

Red Cabbage

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DESCRIPTION

Carrots

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in color.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

330Kcal

16%

Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 1090mg 72%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5.0g 20%
Sugars 11g
Estimated Added Sugars 4g 13%
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 3450mcg 230%
Vitamin C 18.0mg 30%
Calcium 80mg 8%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
1) Daily values adapted from new nutrition label that manufacturers must comply with by July 2018, found in the Food and Drug Administration�s Final Rule �Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels,� pages 903�906 with the exception of added sugars and sodium based on American Heart Association recommendations
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Micronutrient Profile of Comparable Product
Product: TACO BELL, Taco Salad - 533g - 906Kcal
Amt per Serving Daily Value1
Minerals
Magnesium 144mg 36%
Potassium 1221mg 17%
Phosphorus 549mg 55%
Zinc 6mg 41%
Copper N/A N/A
Selenium N/A N/A
Vitamins
Carotenebeta N/A
Carotenealpha N/A
VitaminE 3mg 19%
VitaminD N/A N/A
Lycopene N/A
Luteinzeaxanthin N/A
Thiamin 0.8mg 53%
Riboflavin 0.6mg 35%
Niacin 8mg 40%
VitaminB6 0.5mg 25%
Folate N/A N/A
VitaminB12 2mcg 35%
Choline N/A
VitaminK 57mcg 71%