Is Starbucks Cheese & Fruit Bistro Box healthy?


By: Starbucks

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CQ SCORE

470
CALORIES PER SERVING

38
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

MED

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 33.0
  • Fat 54.8
  • Protein 12.2

+ 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?

20.1/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 54.8%
Fat Quality: 43.6 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 33.0%
Carb Quality: 69.8 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 12.2%
Protein Quality: 85.7 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 4
Whole Carb Ingredients - 6

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

20.6/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 6.7/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 7.5/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 1.2

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

12 Processed Ingredients
26 Other Ingredients
2 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

38

INGREDIENTS

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Apples

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

The apple tree is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple. It is cultivated worldwide as a fruit tree, and is the most widely grown species in the genus Malus

Calcium Ascorbate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Helps to prevent oxidation reactions that can discolour foods. Vitamin C, may increase the formation of calcium oxalate stones. Used for antioxidant.

Pasteurized Cow?S Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Cheese Cultures

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Cultures are used to ripen milk and help start the cheese making process.

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.

Flour

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a powder obtained by grinding grain, typically wheat, and used to make bread, cakes, and pastry.

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.

Niacin

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Vitamin B3. Used for colour retention agent.

Ferrous Sulphate

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DESCRIPTION

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.

Folic Acid

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

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

Filtered Water

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DESCRIPTION

Stone Ground Whole-Wheat Flour

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DESCRIPTION

Cracked Wheat

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

grains of wheat that have been crushed into small pieces:

Cracked Rye

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Cracked Rye is made by slightly cracking the rye berry to create a smooth and whole grain cereal.

Crushed Flax Seeds

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DESCRIPTION

Millet Meal

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DESCRIPTION

Cracked Triticale

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DESCRIPTION

Barley Grits

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DESCRIPTION

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 Oats

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Rolled oats, also known as old fashioned oats, are whole grain and produced through steaming oat groats then rolling them into flakes to help the oats cook faster and stay fresh longer. This process stabilizes the healthy oils in the oats.

Durum Semolina

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DESCRIPTION

Organic Evaporated Cane Syrup

FUNCTIONS

Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Organic Evaporated Cane Syrup description to be updated

Whole And Crushed

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DESCRIPTION

Semolina

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DESCRIPTION

Wheat Bran

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

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

Sunflower Oil

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Sunflower oil is derived from the seeds of the sunflower plant and is commonly used in processed foods. Modern Western diets typically have ratios of omega-6 to omega-3 in excess of 10 to 1, some as high as 30 to 1, partly due to sunflower oil which has an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 1:0. The optimal ratio is thought to be 4 to 1 or lower.

Sea Salt

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

salt produced by the evaporation of seawater.

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.

Pasteurized Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Pasteurized Milk description to be updated

Cheese Culture

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

dairy

Color

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Color description to be deleted

Cranberries

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Fresh cranberries are a hard and bitter fruit. About 95% of cranberries are processed and used to make cranberry juice and sauce. They are also sold dried and sweetened.

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.

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.

Almonds

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

The almond is a rich source of the B vitamins thiamine, vitamin B6, folate, riboflavin and niacin, vitamin E, choline and the essential minerals potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

470Kcal

23%

Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 10.0g 50%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 50mg 16%
Sodium 470mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6.0g 24%
Sugars 17g
Estimated Added Sugars 3g 10%
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 150mcg 10%
Vitamin C 3.6mg 6%
Calcium 350mg 35%
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