Is Starbucks 8-Grain Roll healthy?


By: Starbucks

40
CQ SCORE

380
CALORIES PER SERVING

36
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

LOW

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 74.9
  • Fat 14.4
  • Protein 10.7

+ 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?

21.6/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 14.4%
Fat Quality: 72.7 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 74.9%
Carb Quality: 54.3 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 10.7%
Protein Quality: 100.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 7
Whole Carb Ingredients - 5

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

17.9/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 5.7/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 6.9/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 2.3

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

12 Processed Ingredients
24 Other Ingredients
3 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

36

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.

Thiamin Mononitrate

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

The salt thiamine mononitrate is used for food fortification for vitamin B1.

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.

Dark Raisins

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Oats

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

The oat is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name.

Rye Flour

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Molasses P RG S

Molasses

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Molasses is a by-product of refining sugarcane or sugar beets into sugar. It serves as a primary component in brown sugar.

Cracked Wheat

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

grains of wheat that have been crushed into small pieces:

Steel Cut Oats

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Steel-cut oats, also called pinhead oats, coarse oatmeal, or Irish oatmeal are groats of whole oats which have been chopped into two or three pieces. Steel-cut oats have a lower glycemic index than instant oatmeal, causing a smaller insulin spike when consumed.

Rye Meal

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Yellow Polenta

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Rolled Barley

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Millet

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

a cereal grown in warm countries and regions with poor soils, bearing a large crop of small seeds which are chiefly used to make flour.

Rice Bran

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Rice Bran description to be updated

Wheat Germ

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Wheat Germ description to be updated

Flaxseed

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Flax comes from the flax plant, a small annual plant that grows to about 3-4 ft tall. The seeds of the flax plant are used to make linseed oil.

Sunflower Seeds

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

The sunflower seed is the fruit of the sunflower. Sunflower seeds are more commonly eaten as a snack than as part of a meal. They can also be used as garnishes or ingredients in various recipes. The seeds may be sold as in-shell seeds or dehulled kernels. The seeds can also be sprouted and eaten in salads.

Rolled Wheat

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Rolled Rye

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Expeller Pressed Canola Oil

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Corn Syrup

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Corn syrup is a food syrup which is made from the starch of maize. It is used in foods to soften texture, add volume, prevent crystallization of sugar, and enhance flavor. High-fructose corn syrup is manufactured from corn syrup by converting a large proportion of its glucose into fructose.

Malt Syrup

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Malt syrup is an unrefined sweetener processed by extraction from sprouted grains i.e., malted barley and is nutritionally similar to sugar.

Enzymes

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Caramel Color

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Controversial

DESCRIPTION

Caramel color or caramel coloring is a water-soluble food coloring and one of the most widely used food colorings. It is widely approved for use in food globally but application and use level restrictions vary by country. California has listed a compound formed in the manufacture of Class III and IV caramel colors in the state's Proposition 65, thus legally including it in the category of chemicals "known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity".

Wheat Bran

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

The refined bran of the wheat plant with the germ and endosperm removed.

Mono Diglycerides

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Corn Syrup Solids

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Corn syrup is a food syrup which is made from the starch of maize. It is used in foods to soften texture, add volume, prevent crystallization of sugar, and enhance flavor. High-fructose corn syrup is manufactured from corn syrup by converting a large proportion of its glucose into fructose.

Guar And/Or Cellulose Gum

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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.

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.

Sea Salt

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

salt produced by the evaporation of seawater.

Yeast And Sorbitan Monostearate

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Cinnamon

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Cinnamon is a spice obtained from tree bark. It is high in manganese and antioxidants providing significant nutrition for few calories. Consuming more than 1 1/4 teaspoons of common cassia (Chinese) cinnamon may cause negative side effects such as difficulty breathing and increased heart rate particularly in people with liver disease.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

380Kcal

19%

Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 480mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 7.0g 28%
Sugars 18g
Estimated Added Sugars 5g 16%
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0.0mg 0%
Calcium 40mg 4%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
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