Is Starbuck's Turkey Bacon & White Cheddar Classic Breakfast Sandwich healthy?


By: Starbucks

36
CQ SCORE

320
CALORIES PER SERVING

53
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

MED

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 56.0
  • Fat 20.5
  • Protein 23.5

- 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?

19.8/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 20.5%
Fat Quality: 52.8 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 56.0%
Carb Quality: 49.2 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 23.5%
Protein Quality: 77.3 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 8
Whole Carb Ingredients - 6

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

16.0/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 5.3/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 6.6/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 3.5

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

27 Processed Ingredients
26 Other Ingredients
4 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

53

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.

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.

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.

Molasses P RG S

Molasses

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Molasses is a by-product of refining sugarcane or sugar beets into sugar. It serves as a primary component in brown sugar.

Flaxseed

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Flax comes from the flax plant, a small annual plant that grows to about 3-4 ft tall. The seeds of the flax plant are used to make linseed oil.

Honey P RG S

Honey

FUNCTIONS

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rye

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

a wheat-like cereal plant which tolerates poor soils and low temperatures.

Corn Cereal

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Maize, also known as corn, is a large grain plant first domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The six major types of corn are dent corn, flint corn, pod corn, popcorn, flour corn, and sweet corn.

Dextrose P RG S

Dextrose

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

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

Ground Corn

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DESCRIPTION

Monoglycerides

FUNCTIONS

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.

Brown Rice

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

unpolished rice with only the husk of the grain removed.

Oats

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

The oat is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name.

Soybeans

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Glycine max, commonly known as soybean in North America or soya bean, is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean which has numerous uses.

Triticale

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a hybrid cereal produced by crossing wheat and rye, grown as a fodder crop.

Barley

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a hardy cereal with coarse bristles extending from the ears, cultivated especially for use in brewing and stockfeed.

Millet

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

a cereal grown in warm countries and regions with poor soils, bearing a large crop of small seeds which are chiefly used to make flour.

Caramel Color

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Controversial

DESCRIPTION

Caramel color or caramel coloring is a water-soluble food coloring and one of the most widely used food colorings. It is widely approved for use in food globally but application and use level restrictions vary by country. California has listed a compound formed in the manufacture of Class III and IV caramel colors in the state's Proposition 65, thus legally including it in the category of chemicals "known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity".

Whey

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Soy Flour

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Nonfat Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Cow's milk consists primarily of protein, fat, and lactose (a sugar). Skim milk is made when all the cream (also called milkfat) is removed from whole milk.

Egg Whites

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Unlike the yolk, which is high in lipids (fats), egg white contains almost no fat, and carbohydrate content is less than 1%. Egg whites contain just over 50% of the protein in the egg and fewer actual nutrients than the yolk.

Whey Powder

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

dairy

Unmodified Corn Starch

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Nonfat Dry Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

dairy

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

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Palm Kernal 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

Pasteurized Part-Skim Milk

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DESCRIPTION

Pasteurized Part-Skim Milk description to be updated

Cheese Culture

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

dairy

Enzymes

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Vitamin A Palmitate

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

Retinyl palmitate, or vitamin A palmitate, is a common vitamin supplement added to foods such as low fat milk and breakfast cereal.

Turkey

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Natural Smoke Flavoring

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.

Natural Flavoring

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Flavoring derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation product. The flavorings may be obtained through a variety of methods including: drying, roasting, fermenting. This can include the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, distillate, or any product of roasting or heating. In order to be considered a natural flavor, the significant function in food must be for flavoring rather than nutritional. For flavors derived from synthetic sources, see Artificial Flavorings.

Cottonseed Oil

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

An oil extracted from the seeds of several varieties of the cotton plant. The oil is heavily processed and is very common in commercial foods. Because the oil resists becoming rancid, it offers products a longer shelf life. The oil is also commonly found in its hydrogenated form - see Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

320Kcal

16%

Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 2.0g 10%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 20mg 6%
Sodium 700mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%
Sugars 6g
Estimated Added Sugars 2g 6%
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 60mcg 4%
Vitamin C 0.0mg 0%
Calcium 300mg 30%
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