Is Starbucks Southwest-Style Steak Wrap healthy?


By: Starbucks

38
CQ SCORE

450
CALORIES PER SERVING

90
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

MED

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 48.3
  • Fat 39.7
  • Protein 12.1

+ 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

- 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?

19.2/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 39.7%
Fat Quality: 54.8 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 48.3%
Carb Quality: 61.4 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 12.1%
Protein Quality: 30.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 11
Whole Carb Ingredients - 8

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

19.0/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 6.9/10.0
Comparable Product: BURGER KING, Original Chicken Sandwich
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 8.6/20.0
Plant score: 6.3/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 2.8

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

40 Processed Ingredients
50 Other Ingredients
2 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

90

INGREDIENTS

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Enriched Flour

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DESCRIPTION

Enriched Flour description to be updated

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.

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.

Riboflavin

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DESCRIPTION

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

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.

Malted Barley Flour

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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.

Sunflower Oil

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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.

Sweet Potato Flour

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DESCRIPTION

Cultured Wheat Flour

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Cultured wheat is a natural preservative made from the fermentation of wheat flour.

Vinegar

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Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Vinegar is an alcoholic fluid allowed to sour that is primarily used to flavor and preserve foods. Vinegar contains few nutrients and few calories. Vinegar may provide health benefits if used to replace certain higher calorie alternatives.

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.

Contains 2% Or Less Of The Following: Salt

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DESCRIPTION

Soy Lecithin

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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.

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.

Cinnamon

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DESCRIPTION

Cinnamon is a spice obtained from tree bark. It is high in manganese and antioxidants providing significant nutrition for few calories. Consuming more than 1 1/4 teaspoons of common cassia (Chinese) cinnamon may cause negative side effects such as difficulty breathing and increased heart rate particularly in people with liver disease.

Ginger

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual stems about a meter tall bearing narrow green leaves and yellow flowers.

Coriander

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DESCRIPTION

an aromatic Mediterranean plant of the parsley family, the leaves and seeds of which are used as culinary herbs.

Nutmeg

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DESCRIPTION

Nutmeg is one of the two spices – the other being mace – derived from several species of tree in the genus Myristica.

Paprika Extract For Color

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DESCRIPTION

Paprika is a powdered spice with a deep orange-red colour and a mildly pungent flavour, made from the dried and ground fruits of certain varieties of pepper.

Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

A chemical compound used to maintain color

Sodium Bicarbonate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Corn Starch

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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.

Monocalcium Phosphate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Monocalcium phosphate is used as a leavening agent, meaning it is used in dough or batter to cause the mixture to raise. It is also used in canned fruits and vegetables because it is helpful in maintaining the firmness of fruits and vegetables.

Color

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Color description to be deleted

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.

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.

Locust Bean Gum

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Xanthan Gum

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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.

Ground Clove

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DESCRIPTION

Beef

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

the flesh of a cow, bull, or ox, used as food:

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.

Including Flavor From Sunflower Oil

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DESCRIPTION

Gum Arabic

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

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.

Rice Starch

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Rice starch is a fine-grained, tasteless white powder obtained by processing raw rice. It is not whole grain.

Yeast Extract

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Yeast extract is commonly the name given to processed yeast products made through extraction and are used as a food additive to create savory flavors.

Spice

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DESCRIPTION

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

Applewood Smoke Flavor

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DESCRIPTION

Lime Oil

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Lime Oil description to be updated

Super Sweet Corn

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Olive Oil

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Olive oil is the processed fat obtained from the fruit of the olive tree. Olive oil is high in good monounsaturated fats and is among the highest of all foods in caloric density.

Black Beans

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

The black turtle bean is a small, shiny variety of common beans, especially popular in Latin American cuisine, though it can also be found in Cajun and Creole cuisines of south Louisiana.

Tomato Paste

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DESCRIPTION

Tomato Paste description to be updated

Ground Sesame

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DESCRIPTION

Honey P RG S

Honey

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Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Honey is a naturally occurring added sugar. In a 100 gram serving, honey provides 304 calories with no essential nutrients in significant content.

Canola & Olive Oil

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DESCRIPTION

Tamari Soy Sauce

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

A type of vinegar made from cider or apple must and has a pale to medium amber color.

Spices

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

Garlic

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Lime Juice Concentrate

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Fruit juice concentrates are processed products that have removed natural water, fiber and phytonutrient content found in fruit. Concentrates are much more concentrated sources of simple sugar and are much less nutritiously dense than fruits.

Potassium Sorbate To Maintain Freshness

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Helps to prevent the growth of microbes on food. Related to Sorbic acid (E200). Effective in a wide range of foods. Does not have any flavour or taste. Used for preservative.

Parsley

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Parsley is a spice widely used in European, Middle Eastern and American cuisine.

Onions

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Onions description to be updated

Cilantro

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DESCRIPTION

coriander used as a seasoning or garnish:

Canola Olive Oil Blend

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DESCRIPTION

Thyme

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DESCRIPTION

a low-growing aromatic plant of the mint family. The small leaves are used as a culinary herb and the plant yields a medicinal oil.

Jalapenos

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Sulfites

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Sulfur occur naturally in some foods or is added to foods to preserve them and retain natural color. There are six sulfite additives currently listed with the FDA (see names section above). Sulfur Dioxide is gas that is formed when sulfur burns. It is used as a preservative and as a disinfectant for winery and brewery equipment.

Red Peppers

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Red Peppers description to be updated

Black Pepper

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Black pepper is a spice derived from berries known as peppercorns and is a rich source of manganese, vitamin K and copper. Black pepper is high in antioxidants and can improve digestion and intestinal health.

Bell Peppers

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DESCRIPTION

Lettuce

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DESCRIPTION

Jicama

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DESCRIPTION

Modified Food Starch

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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.

Tomatoes

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Tomatoes description to be updated

White Distilled Vinegar

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

White Distilled Vinegar description to be updated

Sea Salt

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

salt produced by the evaporation of seawater.

Green Bell Peppers

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Cultivars of the bell pepper plant produce fruits in different colors, including red, yellow, orange, green, chocolate/brown, vanilla/white, and purple. Bell peppers are sometimes grouped with less pungent pepper varieties as "sweet peppers".

Chipotle Pepper

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DESCRIPTION

Chipotle pepper is a smoke-dried jalapeño. It is a chili used primarily in Mexican and Mexican-inspired cuisines.

Tomato Puree

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DESCRIPTION

Soybean Oil

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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.

Onion

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

a swollen edible bulb used as a vegetable, having a pungent taste and smell and composed of several concentric layers:

Green Jalapeno Peppers

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

The Jalapeno is a medium-sized chili pepper pod type cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum. It is of mild to medium pungency, having a range of 1,000 to 20,000 Scoville units, depending on cultivar

Cultured Cream

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

dairy

Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

Sodium Phosphate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Sodium phosphates are often used as emulsifiers (such as in processed cheese), thickening agents, and leavening agents for baked goods. They are also used to control pH of processed foods.

Guar Gum

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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.

Carrageenan

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Derived from a red seaweed by heating and converting into a gel. Used to thicken and stabilize processed foods. Also used as an emulsifier in certain products.

Calcium Sulfate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

A white powder with no odor or color used as a firming agent and dough conditioner. Also used as a coagulant in foods such as tofu.

Carob Bean Gum

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Carob Bean Gum description to be updated

Preservative

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DESCRIPTION

acting to preserve something:

Pasteurized Milk And Cream

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DESCRIPTION

Pasteurized Milk And Cream description to be updated

Skim Milk

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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 .

Cheese Culture

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

dairy

Carob Bean And/Or Xanthan And/Or Guar Gums

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DESCRIPTION

Stone Ground Blue Corn

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DESCRIPTION

Corn Oil Or Sunflower Oil

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DESCRIPTION

Trace Of Lime

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DESCRIPTION

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

450Kcal

22%

Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5.0g 25%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 830mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6.0g 24%
Sugars 6g
Estimated Added Sugars 1g 3%
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 900mcg 60%
Vitamin C 42.0mg 70%
Calcium 80mg 8%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
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: BURGER KING, Original Chicken Sandwich - 199g - 569Kcal
Amt per Serving Daily Value1
Minerals
Magnesium 46mg 12%
Potassium 390mg 6%
Phosphorus 255mg 26%
Zinc 1mg 8%
Copper N/A N/A
Selenium N/A N/A
Vitamins
Carotenebeta N/A
Carotenealpha N/A
VitaminE N/A N/A
VitaminD N/A N/A
Lycopene N/A
Luteinzeaxanthin N/A
Thiamin 0.6mg 40%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 18%
Niacin 9mg 47%
VitaminB6 0.3mg 15%
Folate N/A N/A
VitaminB12 N/A N/A
Choline N/A
VitaminK 47mcg 59%