Is Wendy's Bbq Ranch Chicken Salad, Full Size healthy?


By: Wendy's

33
CQ SCORE

590
CALORIES PER SERVING

88
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

MED

SUGAR

MED

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 27.7
  • Fat 44.6
  • Protein 27.7

+ 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?

18.1/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 44.6%
Fat Quality: 47.4 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 27.7%
Carb Quality: 38.0 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 27.7%
Protein Quality: 72.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 9
Whole Carb Ingredients - 2

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

14.8/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 7.7/10.0
Comparable Product: TACO BELL, Taco Salad
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 8.9/20.0
Plant score: 3.6/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 5.4

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

39 Processed Ingredients
49 Other Ingredients
6 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

88

INGREDIENTS

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Iceberg Lettuce

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DESCRIPTION

Corn P RG

Corn

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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.

Canola

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

oilseed rape of a variety developed in Canada and grown in North America, which yields a valuable culinary oil.

Olive

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DESCRIPTION

Tomato

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DESCRIPTION

a glossy red, or occasionally yellow, pulpy edible fruit which is eaten as a vegetable or in salad.

Baby Lettuces

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DESCRIPTION

Red & Green Oak

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DESCRIPTION

Red & Green Leaf

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Lolla Rosa

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DESCRIPTION

Tango

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DESCRIPTION

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.

Mizuna

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Arugula

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Tatsoi

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Red Chard

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Green Chard

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Romaine Lettuce

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DESCRIPTION

Pasteurized Milk

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DESCRIPTION

Pasteurized Milk description to be updated

Cheese Culture

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

dairy

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.

Enzymes

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Vegetable Color

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Vegetable Color description to be updated

To Prevent Caking

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Natural Mold Inhibitor

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DESCRIPTION

Chicken Breast

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DESCRIPTION

Water

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DESCRIPTION

The human body requires between one and seven liters of water daily to prevent dehydration.

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.

Corn Maltodextrin

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Maltodextrin is a high glycemic index processed food additive produced from starch by partial hydrolysis and is usually found as a white hygroscopic spray-dried powder. It is used in food manufacturing as an inexpensive thickener.

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.

Spices

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DESCRIPTION

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

Dehydrated Garlic Powder

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DESCRIPTION

Dehydrated Onion Powder

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DESCRIPTION

Paprika

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DESCRIPTION

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Potato Starch

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Potato starch is starch extracted from potatoes and is not whole grain. The cells of the root tubers of the potato plant contain starch grains. To extract the starch, the potatoes are crushed; the starch grains are released from the destroyed cells.

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.

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.

Soy Lecithin Grilled

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Homestyle

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DESCRIPTION

Spicy Chicken Breasts Are Cut On A Common Cutting Board

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DESCRIPTION

Pork Cured With: Water

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DESCRIPTION

Sodium Phosphates

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Helps to improve the texture of foods and also increase the effects of other antioxidants. Used for antioxidant; pH regulator; stabiliser.

Sodium Erythorbate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Helps to prevent oxidations that cause oils and fats to become rancid. Used for antioxidant.

Sodium Nitrite

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Prevents the growth of the botulism bacteria (Clostridium botulinum) in meat. Used for preservative.

Tomato Puree

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DESCRIPTION

Tomato Paste

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DESCRIPTION

Tomato Paste description to be updated

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.

Distilled Vinegar

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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.

Modified Corn Starch

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Modified Food Starch is made by physically, enzymatically or chemically altering starch to change its inherent properties.

Corn Syrup

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Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

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.

Garlic Powder

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DESCRIPTION

Garlic powder is the powdered version of whole garlic and contains all the potential benefits of garlic including cholesterol reduction and immune support.

Tamarind

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DESCRIPTION

Natural Flavor

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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.

Molasses P RG S

Molasses

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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.

Natural Smoke Flavor

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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.

Chili Pepper

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DESCRIPTION

The chili pepper is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. Types of chili peppers differ widely in range of spiciness.

Mustard Flour

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Mustard Flour description to be updated

Dried Garlic

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DESCRIPTION

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

Onion Powder

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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.

Ground Turmeric

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Turmeric is the subterranean rhizome of the turmeric plant, typically boiled and dried in hot ovens before being ground into a dark orange powder. Turmeric is a key ingredient in many asian dishes and is rich in manganese, iron, vitamin B6, fiber, copper, and potassium. Even in small quantities, turmeric may provide health benefits including decreased overall cancer risk and improved cardiovascular health.

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.

Buttermilk

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

the slightly sour liquid left after butter has been churned, used in baking or consumed as a drink.

Brown Sugar

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Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

unrefined or partially refined sugar.

Extra Virgin 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.

Egg Yolk

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DESCRIPTION

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

Sea Salt

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

salt produced by the evaporation of seawater.

Including Dehydrated

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DESCRIPTION

Dehydrated Onion And Garlic

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DESCRIPTION

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:

Nonfat Milk

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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.

Cultures

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Cultures are used to ripen milk and help start the cheese making process.

Buttermilk Solids

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

dairy

Spice

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DESCRIPTION

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

Whey Solids

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DESCRIPTION

Lactic And Citric Acids

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DESCRIPTION

Parsley

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DESCRIPTION

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

Including Smoke Flavor

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DESCRIPTION

Red Chili Peppers

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DESCRIPTION

Dehydrated

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DESCRIPTION

Egg Whites

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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.

Dry Skim Milk

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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 Oil

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

An oil extracted from the germ of corn. Its main use is in cooking, where its high smoke point makes refined corn oil a valuable frying oil. Corn oil is generally less expensive than most other types of vegetable oils. 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 corn oil which has an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 49:1. The optimal ratio is thought to be 4 to 1 or lower.

Lactic Acid

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

590Kcal

29%

Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 10.0g 50%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 1340mg 89%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5.0g 20%
Sugars 27g
Estimated Added Sugars 15g 50%
Protein 42g 84%
Vitamin A 1650mcg 110%
Vitamin C 27.0mg 45%
Calcium 300mg 30%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
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: TACO BELL, Taco Salad - 533g - 906Kcal
Amt per Serving Daily Value1
Minerals
Magnesium 144mg 36%
Potassium 1221mg 17%
Phosphorus 549mg 55%
Zinc 6mg 41%
Copper N/A N/A
Selenium N/A N/A
Vitamins
Carotenebeta N/A
Carotenealpha N/A
VitaminE 3mg 19%
VitaminD N/A N/A
Lycopene N/A
Luteinzeaxanthin N/A
Thiamin 0.8mg 53%
Riboflavin 0.6mg 35%
Niacin 8mg 40%
VitaminB6 0.5mg 25%
Folate N/A N/A
VitaminB12 2mcg 35%
Choline N/A
VitaminK 57mcg 71%