Is Chick-Fil-A Chicken Breakfast Burrito healthy?


By: Chick-Fil-A

29
CQ SCORE

440
CALORIES PER SERVING

56
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

HIGH

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 41.1
  • Fat 40.8
  • Protein 18.1

- Highly Processed

- 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

Macronutrient Score

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

13.3/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 40.8%
Fat Quality: 38.5 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 41.1%
Carb Quality: 41.3 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 18.1%
Protein Quality: 30.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 5
Whole Carb Ingredients - 2

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

16.1/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 4.2/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 7.7/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 3.4

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

25 Processed Ingredients
31 Other Ingredients
1 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

56

INGREDIENTS

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Wheat Flour

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Wheat flour is a powder made from the grinding of wheat used for human consumption. More wheat flour is produced than any other flour. The ingredient can be ambiguous but products labeled wheat flour typically are not whole grain.

Niacin

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Vitamin B3. Used for colour retention agent.

Reduced Iron

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

A fine iron powder, typically obtained by treating ferric oxide with hydrogen and used as an additive in foods, medicines, etc.

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.

Interesterified Soybean Oil

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Hydrogenated Soybean Oil And/Or Palm Oil

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Contains 2% Or Less Of Each Of The Following: Salt

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Sodium Bicarbonate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

a soluble white powder used in fire extinguishers and effervescent drinks and as a raising agent in baking.

Sodium Aluminum Sulfate

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Corn Starch

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Corn starch is refined (not whole grain) and is obtained from the endosperm of the kernel. Corn starch is a popular food ingredient used in processing.

Monocalcium Phosphate And/Or Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Calcium Sulfate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

A white powder with no odor or color used as a firming agent and dough conditioner. Also used as a coagulant in foods such as tofu.

Distilled Monoglycerides

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

A glycerol molecule is combined with either one (mono) or two (di) fatty acids to create a synthetic fat. Derived from the either vegetable oils, such as (soybean, sunflower, palm, cottonseed or canola) or animal fats (beef or pork). This is a common food additive most often used to blend ingredients together that would not otherwise blend well.

Enzymes

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Enzymes accelerate, or catalyze, chemical reactions. Enzymes are commonly used in the production of food.

Wheat Starch

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Wheat Starch is typically processed through dissolving the water soluble starch of wheat and evaporating the water, leaving 99%+ starch.

Calcium Carbonate

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

Calcium carbonate is used in the production of calcium oxide as well as toothpaste and has seen a resurgence as a food preservative and color retainer, when used in or with products such as organic apples. Added vitamins and nutrients may lack the nutritional benefit of naturally present vitamins and nutrients.

Tocopherols

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Vitamin E, known as the anti-sterility vitamin. Reduces oxidation of fatty acids and some vitamins. Commercially it can be extracted, by distillation in a vacuum, from cottonseed, maize, rice germ, soya been oil, wheat germ, or green leaves. Used for antioxidant.

Ascorbic Acid

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a vitamin found particularly in citrus fruits and green vegetables. It is essential in maintaining healthy connective tissue, and is also thought to act as an antioxidant. Severe deficiency causes scurvy.

Cellulose Gum

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Any of various gums derived from cellulose, especially carboxymethylcellulose.

Fumaric Acid

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

White odorless powder derived from many plants. It is used as a dry acid in dessert powders and other confections as well as a fruity or vanilla flavoring in many beverages and desserts.

Sodium Metabisulfite

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Sodium metabisulfite or sodium pyrosulfite is an inorganic compound. The substance is sometimes referred to as disodium. It is used as a disinfectant, antioxidant and preservative agent.

Calcium Propionate And Sorbic Acid And Or Citric Acid

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DESCRIPTION

Whole Egg

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Whole Egg description to be updated

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.

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.

Palm Kernel Oil

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil high in saturated fat derived from the fruit of the oil palms. Along with coconut oil, palm oil is one of the few highly saturated vegetable fats and is semi-solid at room temperature.

Soy Lecithin

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Lecithins are oily substances that occur naturally in plants (soybeans) and animals (egg yolks). It’s actually a very popular ingredient – one of the top 10 most used ingredients in processed foods. Since soybeans are one of the cheapest crops in the US (thanks in part to federal subsidies to growers), it makes sense to use a cheap, natural soy derived emulsifier in food processing. People concerned about GMOs and those who avoid refined oils should avoid Soy Lecithin.

Natural And Artificial Flavor

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

The FDA requires the term artificial flavor or artificial flavoring be applied for any substance, the function of which is to impart flavor, which is not derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof. Conversely, the term natural flavor or natural flavoring applies to any substance to impart flavor that is derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof.

Tbhq And Citric Acid Added As Preservatives

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Artificial Color

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Food coloring agent. There is some evidence to support claims that certain food coloring agents may cause food intolerance and ADHD-like behavior in some children.

Onion

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

a swollen edible bulb used as a vegetable, having a pungent taste and smell and composed of several concentric layers:

Green Bell Pepper

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Cultivars of the bell pepper plant produce fruits in different colors, including red, yellow, orange, green, chocolate/brown, vanilla/white, and purple. Bell peppers are sometimes grouped with less pungent pepper varieties as "sweet peppers".

Red Bell Peppers

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Red Bell Peppers description to be updated

Whole Breast Filet

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.

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.

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.

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

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DESCRIPTION

Pasteurized Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Pasteurized Milk description to be updated

Cheese Culture

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

dairy

Color

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Color description to be deleted

Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Cow's milk consists primarily of protein, fat, and lactose (a sugar).

Potato Starch And Powdered Cellulose Added To Prevent Caking

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

A Natural Mold Inhibitor

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

A Natural Mold Inhibitor description to be updated

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

440Kcal

22%

Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 8.0g 40%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 245mg 81%
Sodium 950mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 3g
Estimated Added Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 300mcg 20%
Vitamin C 15.0mg 25%
Calcium 300mg 30%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
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
Source:
Micronutrient Profile of Comparable Product
Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg - 163g - 507Kcal
Amt per Serving Daily Value1
Minerals
Magnesium 21mg 5%
Potassium 269mg 4%
Phosphorus 494mg 49%
Zinc 2mg 11%
Copper N/A N/A
Selenium N/A N/A
Vitamins
Carotenebeta N/A
Carotenealpha N/A
VitaminE 2mg 11%
VitaminD N/A N/A
Lycopene N/A
Luteinzeaxanthin N/A
Thiamin 0.5mg 33%
Riboflavin 0.6mg 35%
Niacin 5mg 24%
VitaminB6 0.2mg 10%
Folate N/A N/A
VitaminB12 1mcg 17%
Choline N/A
VitaminK N/A N/A