Is Starbucks Egg & Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich healthy?


By: Starbucks

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CQ SCORE

280
CALORIES PER SERVING

28
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

MED

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 38.4
  • Fat 41.6
  • Protein 19.9

- 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?

16.9/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 41.6%
Fat Quality: 45.9 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 38.4%
Carb Quality: 46.0 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 19.9%
Protein Quality: 57.5 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 5
Whole Carb Ingredients - 1

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

14.7/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 4.9/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 4.6/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 2.4

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

14 Processed Ingredients
14 Other Ingredients
1 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

28

INGREDIENTS

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Organic Whole Wheat Flour

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Organic Whole Wheat Flour description to be updated

Wheat Flour

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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

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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.

Riboflavin

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

Thiamine Mononitrate

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Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

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

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.

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.

Organic Corn Flour

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Organic Corn Flour description to be updated

Organic Dried Cane Syrup

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Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Cane Sugar Syrup is a sweetener and nutritionally similar to sugar.

Organic Wheat Gluten

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Organic Wheat Gluten description to be updated

Organic Vinegar

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Organic Vinegar description to be updated

Sea Salt

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

salt produced by the evaporation of seawater.

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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DESCRIPTION

Ascorbic Acid

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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.

Enzymes

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Egg Whites

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DESCRIPTION

Unlike the yolk, which is high in lipids (fats), egg white contains almost no fat, and carbohydrate content is less than 1%. Egg whites contain just over 50% of the protein in the egg and fewer actual nutrients than the yolk.

Egg Yolks

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DESCRIPTION

The chicken egg yolk is the major source of vitamins and minerals as well as cholesterol and saturated fat in eggs.

Milk

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DESCRIPTION

Cow's milk consists primarily of protein, fat, and lactose (a sugar).

Food Starch-Modified

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Modified starch, also called starch derivatives, are prepared by physically, enzymatically, or chemically treating native starch to change its properties. Modified starches are used in food products as a thickening agent, stabilizer or emulsifier.

Salt

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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.

Citric Acid

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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.

Cultured Pasteurized Milk

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Cultured Pasteurized Milk description to be updated

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.

Derived From Milk

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DESCRIPTION

Canola Oil

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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.

Vitamin A Palmitate

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Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

Retinyl palmitate, or vitamin A palmitate, is a common vitamin supplement added to foods such as low fat milk and breakfast cereal.

Beta Carotene

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DESCRIPTION

Beta Carotene description to be updated

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

280Kcal

14%

Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 5.0g 25%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 460mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 2g
Estimated Added Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 150mcg 10%
Vitamin C 4.8mg 8%
Calcium 150mg 15%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
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