Is Chick-Fil-A Carrot & Raisin Salad (Medium) healthy?


By: Chick-Fil-A

31
CQ SCORE

260
CALORIES PER SERVING

13
INGREDIENTS

SALT

LOW

SAT FAT

LOW

SUGAR

HIGH

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 58.0
  • Fat 39.1
  • Protein 2.9

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

+ Carbohydrate to Fiber Ratio Under 10:1 - lower rate is an effective measure of healthfulness

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

Macronutrient Score

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

17.3/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 39.1%
Fat Quality: 63.2 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 58.0%
Carb Quality: 38.0 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 2.9%
Protein Quality: 90.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 3
Whole Carb Ingredients - 1

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

14.2/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 7.9/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.7/20.0
Plant score: 4.2/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 5.6

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

5 Processed Ingredients
8 Other Ingredients
2 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

13

INGREDIENTS

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Carrots

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

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

Pineapple

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Pineapple is an edible fruit rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamine, and magnesium. In addition, pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain that may contain limited natural healing capabilities.

Clarified Pineapple Juice

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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.

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 Yolk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

The chicken egg yolk is the major source of vitamins and minerals as well as cholesterol and saturated fat in eggs.

Distilled Vinegar

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Vinegar is a liquid consisting of about 5–20% acetic acid, water, and other trace chemicals, which may include flavorings. The acetic acid is produced by the fermentation of ethanol by acetic acid bacteria.

High Fructose Corn Syrup

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

High Fructose Corn Syrup is a sweetener made from corn starch that has been processed to convert some of the syrup's naturally occurring glucose into fructose. Health concerns have been raised about a relationship between sugars like HFCS and metabolic disorders. HFCS also contains components that can create advanced glycation end-products, the possible health effects of which were under investigation as of 2013.

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.

Spice

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

Calcium Disodium Edta

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Natural Seedless

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Freshly-Squeezed Lemon Juice

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DESCRIPTION

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

260Kcal

13%

Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2.0g 10%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 5mg 1%
Sodium 160mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4.0g 16%
Sugars 31g
Estimated Added Sugars 16g 53%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5250mcg 350%
Vitamin C 9.0mg 15%
Calcium 40mg 4%
Iron 0.7mg 3%
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: McDONALD'S, french fries - 71g - 229Kcal
Amt per Serving Daily Value1
Minerals
Magnesium 26mg 7%
Potassium 423mg 6%
Phosphorus 90mg 9%
Zinc 0mg 3%
Copper N/A N/A
Selenium N/A N/A
Vitamins
Carotenebeta N/A
Carotenealpha N/A
VitaminE 1mg 7%
VitaminD N/A N/A
Lycopene N/A
Luteinzeaxanthin N/A
Thiamin 0.1mg 7%
Riboflavin 0.0mg 0%
Niacin 2mg 12%
VitaminB6 0.3mg 15%
Folate N/A N/A
VitaminB12 N/A N/A
Choline N/A
VitaminK 11mcg 14%