Is Starbucks Butter Croissant healthy?


By: Starbucks

23
CQ SCORE

240
CALORIES PER SERVING

18
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

HIGH

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 46.7
  • Fat 45.0
  • Protein 8.3

- 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?

12.3/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 45.0%
Fat Quality: 24.4 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 46.7%
Carb Quality: 35.9 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 8.3%
Protein Quality: 90.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 4
Whole Carb Ingredients - 0

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

9.0/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 2.7/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 0.6/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 1.9

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

2.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

9 Processed Ingredients
9 Other Ingredients
1 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

18

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.

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.

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.

Enzyme

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a substance produced by a living organism which acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction.

Folic Acid

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

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

Cream

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

the thick white or pale yellow fatty liquid which rises to the top when milk is left to stand and which can be eaten as an accompaniment to desserts or used as a cooking ingredient:

Natural Flavor

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.

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.

Whole Milk Powder

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

dairy

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.

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.

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.

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.

Enzymes

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Egg

FUNCTIONS

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.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

240Kcal

12%

Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7.0g 35%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 330mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 5g
Estimated Added Sugars 1g 3%
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 120mcg 8%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 2%
Calcium 40mg 4%
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
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