Is Starbucks Pb&J On Wheat Bistro Box healthy?


By: Starbucks

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CQ SCORE

450
CALORIES PER SERVING

60
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

MED

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 42.2
  • Fat 45.5
  • Protein 12.3

- Highly Processed

- 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?

18.0/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 45.5%
Fat Quality: 59.1 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 42.2%
Carb Quality: 38.1 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 12.3%
Protein Quality: 68.6 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 12
Whole Carb Ingredients - 2

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

14.1/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 5.6/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 2.9/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 2.0

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

34 Processed Ingredients
26 Other Ingredients
3 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

60

INGREDIENTS

Click into ingredient for summary

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.

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.

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.

Cracked Wheat

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

grains of wheat that have been crushed into small pieces:

Whole Wheat Flour

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Whole 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.

Granulated Sugar

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Granulated Sugar description to be updated

Fully Refined Soybean Oil

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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.

Dried Wheat Sourdough

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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.

2% Or Less Of: Canola Oil

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Enzymes

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

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.

Malted Wheat Flour

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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.

Peanut Skins

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.

Strawberries

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Strawberries description to be updated

Lemon Juice

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

the juice of lemons:

Fruit Pectin

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Fruit Pectin is a processed product derived from processing the peels, seeds and pulp of citrus fruits.

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.

Apple P RG

Apple

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

the round fruit of a tree of the rose family, which typically has thin green or red skin and crisp flesh.

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.

Cultured Skim Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

dairy

Milk Protein Concentrate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Milk Protein Concentrate is a dry powder produced by removing all the liquid from milk though an ultra-filtration process. Milk is forced with pressure through a porous material which separates the components of the milk. Water, smaller lactose, minerals and vitamin molecules are filtered out while the protein and fat molecules are kept. The finished product is evaporated and spray-dried. The US Customs Service's classifies milk protein concentrate as processed milk containing 40-90% protein. Used in a variety of foods and in cheese making.

Cornstarch

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Corn starch is refined (not whole grain) and is obtained from the endosperm of the kernel. Corn starch is a popular food ingredient used in processing.

Tapioca Starch

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Tapioca is a starch extracted from cassava root. This species is native to the North Region of Brazil, but spread throughout the South American continent.

Carrageenan Gum

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Carrageenan Gum description to be updated

Locust Bean Gum

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Locust bean gum, also known as carob gum, is a thickening agent and a gelling agent used in food technology.

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.

Cider Vinegar

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Cider Vinegar description to be updated

Distilled Vinegar

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Vinegar is a liquid consisting of about 5–20% acetic acid, water, and other trace chemicals, which may include flavorings. The acetic acid is produced by the fermentation of ethanol by acetic acid bacteria.

Egg Yolk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

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.

Dried Garlic

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a strong-smelling pungent-tasting bulb, used as a flavouring in cooking and in herbal medicine:

Lactic Acid

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

a colourless syrupy organic acid formed in sour milk, and produced in the muscle tissues during strenuous exercise.

Gluconic Acid

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Gluconic acid is an organic compound, a light amber liquid that has a faint odor of vinegar. It is produced from corn.

Spices

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Nutrient labels do not always break out spice mixtures because of trade secrets.

Dried Onion

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Onion powder is made from dehydrated onions. It has a noticeable flavor but is low in sodium and can be a good substitute for salt. Onion powder is a source of calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

Acacia Gum

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

a gum exuded by some kinds of acacia, used in the food industry and in glue and incense.

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.

Dried Chive

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Carrots

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in color.

Pasteurized Part-Skim Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Pasteurized Part-Skim Milk description to be updated

Cheese Culture

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

dairy

Cucumbers

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Whole Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Whole Milk description to be updated

Cocoa Butter

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

a processed fatty substance obtained from cocoa beans, used in the manufacture of confectionery and cosmetics.

Cocoa Mass

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Soy Lecithin

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Lecithins are oily substances that occur naturally in plants (soybeans) and animals (egg yolks). It’s actually a very popular ingredient – one of the top 10 most used ingredients in processed foods. Since soybeans are one of the cheapest crops in the US (thanks in part to federal subsidies to growers), it makes sense to use a cheap, natural soy derived emulsifier in food processing. People concerned about GMOs and those who avoid refined oils should avoid Soy Lecithin.

Vanilla

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a substance obtained from vanilla pods or produced artificially and used to flavour foods or to impart a fragrant scent to cosmetic preparations:

Raisins

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

A raisin is a dried grape. Raisins are produced in many regions of the world and may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking, and brewing.

Tapioca Syrup

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Tapioca Syrup is a sugar equivalent derived from the cassava root.

Tapioca Dextrin

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Dextrin is a soluble gummy substance obtained by hydrolysis of starch, used as a thickening agent and in adhesives and dietary supplements.

Confectioner's Glaze

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Shellac (commonly used as wood primer and varnish), is a resin which is secreted by the female Lac insect after it consumes tree bark. This scale insect is in the same family as the cochineal bug and lives on a variety of trees in Southeast Asia and Mexico. The raw resin is collected, heated, filtered. and mixed with an alcohol solution to create the food glaze.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

450Kcal

22%

Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 6.0g 30%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 20mg 6%
Sodium 560mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4.0g 16%
Sugars 24g
Estimated Added Sugars 5g 16%
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 1500mcg 100%
Vitamin C 9.0mg 15%
Calcium 250mg 25%
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