Is Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets, 4 healthy?


By: Chick-Fil-A

49
CQ SCORE

80
CALORIES PER SERVING

6
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

N/A

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

N/A

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 0.0
  • Fat 11.7
  • Protein 88.3

Macronutrient Score

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

30.9/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 11.7%
Fat Quality: 0.0 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 0.0%
Carb Quality: -100.0 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 88.3%
Protein Quality: 100.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 1
Whole Carb Ingredients - 0

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

4.1/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 6.0/10.0
Comparable Product: APPLEBEE'S, chicken tenders, from kids' menu
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 10.8/20.0
Plant score: 0.0/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 12.7

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

14.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

3 Processed Ingredients
3 Other Ingredients
1 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

6

INGREDIENTS

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100% Natural 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.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

80Kcal

4%

Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 560mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Estimated Added Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 15.0mg 25%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 7%
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: APPLEBEE'S, chicken tenders, from kids' menu - 35g - 104Kcal
Amt per Serving Daily Value1
Minerals
Magnesium 10mg 3%
Potassium 118mg 2%
Phosphorus 107mg 11%
Zinc 0mg 1%
Copper N/A N/A
Selenium N/A N/A
Vitamins
Carotenebeta N/A
Carotenealpha N/A
VitaminE 1mg 3%
VitaminD N/A N/A
Lycopene N/A
Luteinzeaxanthin N/A
Thiamin 0.0mg 0%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 6%
Niacin 3mg 14%
VitaminB6 0.2mg 10%
Folate N/A N/A
VitaminB12 0mcg 2%
Choline N/A
VitaminK 9mcg 11%