Is Starbucks Spinach & Feta Breakfast Wrap healthy?


By: Starbucks

27
CQ SCORE

290
CALORIES PER SERVING

66
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

MED

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

HIGH

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 44.3
  • Fat 30.2
  • Protein 25.5

+ 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

- Highly Processed

- Contains Added Sugars- the American Heart Association recommends no more than 24g daily for women and 36g for men

- Added fibers lack some of the benefits of naturally present fiber

! 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?

17.5/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 30.2%
Fat Quality: 46.2 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 44.3%
Carb Quality: 45.9 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 25.5%
Protein Quality: 61.7 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 8
Whole Carb Ingredients - 2

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

9.5/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 5.0/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 1.7/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 4.8

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

35 Processed Ingredients
31 Other Ingredients
2 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients
1 Added Fiber Ingredients

66

INGREDIENTS

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Wheat Wrap

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DESCRIPTION

Whole Wheat Flour

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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.

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.

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

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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.

Thiamin Mononitrate

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Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

The salt thiamine mononitrate is used for food fortification for vitamin B1.

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.

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.

Vital Wheat Gluten

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Vital Wheat Gluten description to be updated

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.

Oat Fiber

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Added Fiber

DESCRIPTION

Oat fiber is isolated fiber from oats produced by grinding the non-digestible oat hull.

Soy Protein

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Soy protein is a protein that is isolated from soybean. It is made from soybean meal that has been dehulled and defatted.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dextroxse

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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.

Sesame Flour

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DESCRIPTION

Inactive

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DESCRIPTION

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.

Calcium Propionate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Fumaric Acid

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

White odorless powder derived from many plants. It is used as a dry acid in dessert powders and other confections as well as a fruity or vanilla flavoring in many beverages and desserts.

L-Cysteine

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

A non-essential amino acid that is used as a dietary supplement as well as in baked goods as a dough conditioner. In the body it is used in the formation and repair of skin, hair, and nails.

Fungal Amylase

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DESCRIPTION

Cage Free Egg Whites

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DESCRIPTION

Whey Powder

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DESCRIPTION

dairy

Unmodified Corn Starch

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DESCRIPTION

Nonfat Dry Milk

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DESCRIPTION

dairy

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.

Natural Flavors

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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

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Medium Chain Triglycerides are a form of saturated fatty acid found in coconut oil and palm kernel oil.

Palm Kernel Oil

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil high in saturated fat derived from the fruit of the oil palms. Along with coconut oil, palm oil is one of the few highly saturated vegetable fats and is semi-solid at room temperature.

Xantham Gum

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DESCRIPTION

Liquid Pepper Extract

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DESCRIPTION

Liquid Pepper Extract description to be updated

Spinach

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Processed
Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Spinach is a leafy green vegetable rich in vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, vitamin E, calcium, vitamin C, and potassium. In addition, spinach is antioxidant packed and contains a wide variety of other health-supportive nutrients that help strengthen bones and prevent cancers.

Pasteurized Milk

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DESCRIPTION

Pasteurized Milk description to be updated

Cheese Culture

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

dairy

Enzymes

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Added To Prevent Caking

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DESCRIPTION

Pasteurized Milk And Cream

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DESCRIPTION

Pasteurized Milk And Cream description to be updated

Tomato Paste

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DESCRIPTION

Tomato Paste description to be updated

Whey Protein Concentrate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Whey protein is a liquid derived from milk during cheese making, it can also be physically separated from milk by precipitation, filtration, or dialysis. Special enzymes are added to the milk to create the separation of curds and the liquid whey. The liquid whey is then pasteurized and dried into a powder form. It is used in the food industry in infant formulate, ice cream, cheese, meat and bakery products along with being a common athletic supplement to increase protein intake.

Dehydrated Garlic

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DESCRIPTION

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

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

Preservative

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DESCRIPTION

acting to preserve something:

Sugar P RG S

Sugar

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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.

Canola Oil And Olive Oil

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DESCRIPTION

Spices

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DESCRIPTION

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

Cream

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

the thick white or pale yellow fatty liquid which rises to the top when milk is left to stand and which can be eaten as an accompaniment to desserts or used as a cooking ingredient:

Carob Bean And/Or Guar Gums

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DESCRIPTION

Lactc Acid

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DESCRIPTION

Crushed Garlic

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DESCRIPTION

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.

Corn Syrup Solids

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Corn syrup is a food syrup which is made from the starch of maize. It is used in foods to soften texture, add volume, prevent crystallization of sugar, and enhance flavor. High-fructose corn syrup is manufactured from corn syrup by converting a large proportion of its glucose into fructose.

Maltodextin

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DESCRIPTION

Sodium Citrate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Sodium Citrate is used as a food additive known for its sour, salty taste (it actually gives club soda that sour and salty flavor). As a food additive, it is usually used as a flavor or a preservative. In, milk products (cheese, cream, ice cream, processed cheese) it acts to allow water and oil to mix together

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.

Roasted Tomatoes

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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.

Garlic

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Oregeno

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DESCRIPTION

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

290Kcal

14%

Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 17%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 20mg 6%
Sodium 830mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6.0g 24%
Sugars 4g
Estimated Added Sugars 1g 3%
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 675mcg 45%
Vitamin C 9.0mg 15%
Calcium 250mg 25%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
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