Is Chick-Fil-A Chicken Caesar Cool Wrap healthy?


By: Chick-Fil-A

33
CQ SCORE

470
CALORIES PER SERVING

54
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

HIGH

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 40.8
  • Fat 25.4
  • Protein 33.8

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

- Added fibers lack some of the benefits of naturally present fiber

! 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 10:1 - lower rate is an effective measure of healthfulness

- Highly Processed

Macronutrient Score

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

21.4/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 25.4%
Fat Quality: 35.6 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 40.8%
Carb Quality: 44.4 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 33.8%
Protein Quality: 100.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 9
Whole Carb Ingredients - 2

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

12.1/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 4.6/10.0
Comparable Product: BURGER KING, Original Chicken Sandwich
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 8.6/20.0
Plant score: 3.5/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 4.6

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

32 Processed Ingredients
22 Other Ingredients
3 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients
1 Added Fiber Ingredients

54

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.

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.

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.

Wheat Gluten

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

On its own it is a very thick gelatinous substance that is extracted by making a wheat dough and washing away all the starch. It contributes to the structure and chewiness of bread. During baking of leavened breads it is the gluten network that traps carbon dioxide molecules causing it to rise. It is frequently added as a stabilizing agent in many foods.

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.

Oat Fiber

FUNCTIONS

Added Fiber

DESCRIPTION

Oat fiber is isolated fiber from oats produced by grinding the non-digestible oat hull.

Isolated Soy Protein

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Isolated Soy Protein description to be updated

Soy Flour

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Soy flour is made by roasting the soybean, removing the coat, and grinding into a flour

Soy Oil

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Salt

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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.

Sesame Flour

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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.

Dextrose P RG S

Dextrose

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Dextrose is an added sugar made from corn regularly used by the food processing industry.

Whole Wheat Flour

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Whole 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.

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.

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.

Canola Oil

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Canola oil is produced from the rapeseed plant, the third-largest source of vegetable oil in the world. The "Can" part stands for Canada and "ola" refers to oil. Canola oil is low in saturated fat and contains both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in a ratio of ~2:1 as well as monounsaturated fat.

Honey P RG S

Honey

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Honey is a naturally occurring added sugar. In a 100 gram serving, honey provides 304 calories with no essential nutrients in significant content.

Whole Berries

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DESCRIPTION

Barley Flakes

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Barley Flakes description to be updated

Rolled Oats

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Rolled oats, also known as old fashioned oats, are whole grain and produced through steaming oat groats then rolling them into flakes to help the oats cook faster and stay fresh longer. This process stabilizes the healthy oils in the oats.

Cracked Wheat

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DESCRIPTION

grains of wheat that have been crushed into small pieces:

Flaxseeds

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DESCRIPTION

Yeast P RG

Yeast

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

a microscopic fungus consisting of single oval cells that reproduce by budding, and capable of converting sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide.

Calcium Propionate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Calcium salt of propanoic acid. Used as a preservative and mold and fungus inhibitor.

Dough Conditioner

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

A dough conditioner is any ingredient or chemical added to bread dough to strengthen its texture or otherwise improve it in some way.

100% Natural Whole Breast Filet

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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.

Garlic Powder

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Garlic powder is the powdered version of whole garlic and contains all the potential benefits of garlic including cholesterol reduction and immune support.

Onion Powder

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Onion powder is made from dehydrated onions. It has a noticeable flavor but is low in sodium and can be a good substitute for salt. Onion powder is a source of calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

Maltodextrin

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Maltodextrin is a a relatively flavorless food additive used as a thickener.

Autolyzed Yeast Extract

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Autolyzed yeast (containing the cell walls) or autolyzed yeast extract consists of concentrations of yeast cells that are allowed to die and break up, so that the yeasts’ endogenous digestive enzymes break their proteins down into simpler compounds (amino acids and peptides).

Spice

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

Disodium Inosinate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

A flavor enhancer/intensifier that is often used in conjunction with MSG and sometimes disodium guanylate (the latter combination is known as disodium 5'-ribonucleotides). It is a purine - a naturally occurring precursor to DNA and RNA - and is almost always derived from animal origin. Unlike disodium guanylate, disodium inosinate is completely ineffective without MSG.

Disodium Guanylate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

A flavor enhancer/intensifier often used in conjunction with MSG and sometimes disodium inosinate (the latter combination is known as disodium 5'-ribonucleotides). It is a purine - a naturally occurring precursor to DNA and RNA - and can be isolated from certain mushrooms, dried fish, and dried seaweed.

Flavor

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Flavor description to be updated

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.

Spices

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.

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.

Rice Starch And Potassium Phosphate

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DESCRIPTION

Romaine Lettuce

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DESCRIPTION

Cultured Pasteurized Part-Skim Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Enzymes

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Powdered Cellulose Added To Prevent Caking

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Powdered Cellulose Added To Prevent Caking description to be updated

Potassium Sorbate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Helps to prevent the growth of microbes on food. Related to Sorbic acid (E200). Effective in a wide range of foods. Does not have any flavour or taste. Used for preservative.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

470Kcal

23%

Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 6.0g 30%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 1290mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6.0g 24%
Sugars 8g
Estimated Added Sugars 2g 6%
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 1200mcg 80%
Vitamin C 3.6mg 6%
Calcium 500mg 50%
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: BURGER KING, Original Chicken Sandwich - 199g - 569Kcal
Amt per Serving Daily Value1
Minerals
Magnesium 46mg 12%
Potassium 390mg 6%
Phosphorus 255mg 26%
Zinc 1mg 8%
Copper N/A N/A
Selenium N/A N/A
Vitamins
Carotenebeta N/A
Carotenealpha N/A
VitaminE N/A N/A
VitaminD N/A N/A
Lycopene N/A
Luteinzeaxanthin N/A
Thiamin 0.6mg 40%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 18%
Niacin 9mg 47%
VitaminB6 0.3mg 15%
Folate N/A N/A
VitaminB12 N/A N/A
Choline N/A
VitaminK 47mcg 59%