Is Starbucks Hearty Blueberry Oatmeal healthy?


By: Starbucks

60
CQ SCORE

220
CALORIES PER SERVING

16
INGREDIENTS

SALT

LOW

SAT FAT

MED

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

HIGH

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 81.9
  • Fat 8.6
  • Protein 9.5

+ 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?

25.3/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 8.6%
Fat Quality: 66.7 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 81.9%
Carb Quality: 69.8 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 9.5%
Protein Quality: 100.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 3
Whole Carb Ingredients - 5

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

25.1/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 6.5/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 11.9/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 0.9

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

10.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

5 Processed Ingredients
11 Other Ingredients
2 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

16

INGREDIENTS

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Whole Grain Rolled Oats

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Oat flour is a whole grain flour that can be used in baking, or for thickening soups and stews.

Whole Grain 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.

Whole Grain Oat Flour

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Oat flour is a whole grain flour that can be used in baking, or for thickening soups and stews.

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.

Calcium Carbonate

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

Calcium carbonate is used in the production of calcium oxide as well as toothpaste and has seen a resurgence as a food preservative and color retainer, when used in or with products such as organic apples. Added vitamins and nutrients may lack the nutritional benefit of naturally present vitamins and nutrients.

Guar Gum

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Guar gum is the ground endosperm of guar beans and is typically used as a thickener, a stabilizer, or to increase dough yield.

Fruit

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Figs

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Rice Flour

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Rice flour is refined (not whole grain) and is usually produced by steeping rice in lye.

Pepitas

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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.

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.

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.

Fresh Blueberries

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Organic Agave Nectar Syrup

FUNCTIONS

Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

220Kcal

11%

Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 2%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 125mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5.0g 20%
Sugars 13g
Estimated Added Sugars 3g 10%
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 3.6mg 6%
Calcium 80mg 8%
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