Is Starbuck's Bacon & Gouda Artisan Breakfast Sandwich healthy?


By: Starbucks

19
CQ SCORE

350
CALORIES PER SERVING

36
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

MED

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

N/A

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 34.3
  • Fat 46.3
  • Protein 19.4

- 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?

12.8/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 46.3%
Fat Quality: 43.4 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 34.3%
Carb Quality: 33.3 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 19.4%
Protein Quality: 26.7 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 7
Whole Carb Ingredients - 1

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

5.9/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 2.1/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 0.0/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 3.8

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

18 Processed Ingredients
18 Other Ingredients
2 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.

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.

Sour Culture

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DESCRIPTION

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.

White Degerminated Corn Meal

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

The Following: Salt

FUNCTIONS

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.

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.

Cultured Wheat Flour

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Cultured wheat is a natural preservative made from the fermentation of wheat flour.

Alpha Amylase

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DESCRIPTION

Niacin

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DESCRIPTION

Vitamin B3. Used for colour retention agent.

Reduced Iron

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DESCRIPTION

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

Maltodextrin

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Thiamine Mononitrate

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

Thiamine is part of the vitamin B group and is used for flour and food fortification.

Riboflavin

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DESCRIPTION

Riboflavin is part of the vitamin B group and is regularly used as a dietary supplement.

Folic Acid

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Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

Folic Acid is part of the vitamin B group and is used for flour and food fortification.

Whole Eggs

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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.

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.

Pasteurized Milk

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DESCRIPTION

Pasteurized Milk description to be updated

Cheese Culture

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

dairy

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.

Enzymes

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Potato Starch

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Potato starch is starch extracted from potatoes and is not whole grain. The cells of the root tubers of the potato plant contain starch grains. To extract the starch, the potatoes are crushed; the starch grains are released from the destroyed cells.

To Prevent Caking

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DESCRIPTION

Part Skim Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Part Skim Milk description to be updated

Cellulose Powder

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DESCRIPTION

Soybean Oil

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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.

Contains 2% Or Less Of The Following: Unmodified Corn Starch

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DESCRIPTION

Xanthan Gum

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Produced by fermentation of a carbohydrate. Derived from a variety of sources including corn and wheat. Used to thicken and stabilize a variety of foods. Even in small amounts, can greatly increase viscosity of liquid.

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.

Black Pepper

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Black pepper is a spice derived from berries known as peppercorns and is a rich source of manganese, vitamin K and copper. Black pepper is high in antioxidants and can improve digestion and intestinal health.

Annatto Color

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Annatto is a food dye derived from the seeds of the achiote tree. It is often used to impart a yellow or orange color to foods, but sometimes also for its flavor and aroma.

Cured With: Water

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DESCRIPTION

Sea Salt

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

salt produced by the evaporation of seawater.

Cane Sugar

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

sugar obtained from sugar cane.

Natural Flavors

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

The FDA requires the term natural flavor or natural flavoring be applied for any substance, the function of which is to impart flavor, which 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.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

350Kcal

17%

Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7.0g 35%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 165mg 55%
Sodium 820mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Estimated Added Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 120mcg 8%
Vitamin C 9.0mg 15%
Calcium 200mg 20%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
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