Is Starbucks Sausage, Cheddar & Egg Breakfast Sandwich healthy?


By: Starbucks

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CQ SCORE

500
CALORIES PER SERVING

37
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

MED

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 34.5
  • Fat 52.9
  • Protein 12.6

- Highly Processed

- 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?

15.6/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 52.9%
Fat Quality: 46.3 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 34.5%
Carb Quality: 38.5 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 12.6%
Protein Quality: 53.3 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 4
Whole Carb Ingredients - 1

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

11.5/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 2.4/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 4.3/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 2.8

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

21 Processed Ingredients
16 Other Ingredients
2 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

37

INGREDIENTS

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Flour

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

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.

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.

Niacin

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Vitamin B3. Used for colour retention agent.

Vitamin B1

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Also called Pyridoxine, Vitamin B1 is one of eight B Vitamins and was the first to be discovered. All B vitamins help convert food into fuel to produce energy. An essential vitamin required for the metabolism of carbohydrates and protein. RDI is 1.2 mg/day for adult males and 1.1 mg/day for adult females. Please check USDA Dietary Guidance for intakes for children, pregnant women or for persons with chronic disease.

Vitamin B2

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Also called Riboflavin, Vitamin B2 is one of eight B Vitamins. All B vitamins help convert food into fuel to produce energy. An essential vitamin required for metabolic function and every cell in the body contains a small amount. Necessary for healthy skin, respiration and eyesight as well as helping to build tissues. RDI is 1.3 mg/day for adult males and 1.1 mg/day for adult females. Please check USDA Dietary Guidance for intakes for children, pregnant women or for persons with chronic disease.

Folic Acid

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

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

Farina

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DESCRIPTION

Yeast P RG

Yeast

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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.

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.

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.

Soybean Oil

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Controversial

DESCRIPTION

Soybean oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of soybeans. The Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio is ~7:1. Health concerns have been expressed around the carcinogen N‐Nitrosodi-n-butylamine found in soybean oil.

Calcium Propionate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Calcium salt of propanoic acid. Used as a preservative and mold and fungus inhibitor.

Sorbic Acid

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

An organic compound used as a preservative and humectant in foods and cosmetics. The salts of sorbic acid (calcium, sodium and potassium) are used due to their ability to dissolve in water.

Grain Vinegar

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DESCRIPTION

Monoglycerides

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

A glycerol molecule is combined with either one (mono) or two (di) fatty acids to create a synthetic fat. Derived from the either vegetable oils, such as (soybean, sunflower, palm, cottonseed or canola) or animal fats (beef or pork). This is a common food additive most often used to blend ingredients together that would not otherwise blend well.

Skim Milk

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Skim milk is made when all the cream is removed from whole milk. Milk contains the water soluble vitamins thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B12 (cobalamin), vitamin C, and folate. Milk is a good source of thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B12 .

Soy Flour

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Soy flour is made by roasting the soybean, removing the coat, and grinding into a flour

Whey

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

the watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.

Whole Eggs

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.

Modified Food Starch

FUNCTIONS

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.

The Following: Dicalcium Phosphate

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DESCRIPTION

Sodium Bicarbonate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

a soluble white powder used in fire extinguishers and effervescent drinks and as a raising agent in baking.

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.

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.

Medium Chain Triglycerides And Palm Kernel Oil

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DESCRIPTION

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.

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.

Liquid Pepper Extract

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DESCRIPTION

Liquid Pepper Extract description to be updated

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.

Pork

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DESCRIPTION

Pork is the culinary name for meat from the domestic pig. It is the most commonly consumed meat worldwide, with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC.

Spices

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DESCRIPTION

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

Dextrose P RG S

Dextrose

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Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Dextrose is an added sugar made from corn regularly used by the food processing industry.

Pasteurized Milk

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DESCRIPTION

Pasteurized Milk description to be updated

Cheese Culture

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

dairy

Enzymes

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Annatto Color

FUNCTIONS

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.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

500Kcal

25%

Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 9.0g 45%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 165mg 55%
Sodium 920mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 3g
Estimated Added Sugars 1g 3%
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 120mcg 8%
Vitamin C 0.0mg 0%
Calcium 350mg 35%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
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