Is Chick-Fil-A Hash Browns healthy?


By: Chick-Fil-A

34
CQ SCORE

240
CALORIES PER SERVING

10
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

LOW

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 41.2
  • Fat 55.6
  • Protein 3.3

- 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

Macronutrient Score

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

21.3/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 55.6%
Fat Quality: 69.5 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 41.2%
Carb Quality: 46.0 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 3.3%
Protein Quality: 100.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 2
Whole Carb Ingredients - 0

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

12.3/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 4.3/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 2.8/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 2.4

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

5 Processed Ingredients
5 Other Ingredients
1 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

10

INGREDIENTS

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Potatoes

FUNCTIONS

Refined Grain
Controversial

DESCRIPTION

Potatoes are the starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum. A Harvard study of 120,000 men and women found potatoes to be a particular culprit of weight gain and diabetes. Potatoes do contain important nutrients but replacing potatoes with whole grains and other vegetables is likely to reduce the risk of weight gain and diabetes.

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.

Palm 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.

Dehydrated Potato

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.

Disodium Dihydrogen Pyrophosphate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Disodium Dihydrogen Pyrophosphate description to be updated

To Promote Color Retention

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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.

Canola Oil With Tbhq And Citric Acid Added To Preserve Freshness And Dimethylpolysiloxane

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

An Anti-Foaming Agent Added

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

240Kcal

12%

Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 400mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 0g
Estimated Added Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 2%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
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, 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