Is Wendy's Caesar Side Salad healthy?


By: Wendy's

36
CQ SCORE

250
CALORIES PER SERVING

41
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

MED

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 27.5
  • Fat 61.8
  • Protein 10.7

+ 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?

20.4/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 61.8%
Fat Quality: 55.6 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 27.5%
Carb Quality: 67.0 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 10.7%
Protein Quality: 52.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 5
Whole Carb Ingredients - 1

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

15.8/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 7.2/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.8/20.0
Plant score: 3.6/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 2.8

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

18 Processed Ingredients
23 Other Ingredients
1 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

41

INGREDIENTS

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Romaine Lettuce

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Grape Tomatoes

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Asiago Cheese

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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.

Part-Skim Milk

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Part-Skim 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.

Including Dehydrated

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Lemon Juice

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the juice of lemons:

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.

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.

Mustard Seed

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DESCRIPTION

The seed of a mustard plant.

Lemon Juice Concentrate

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Processed
Refined Grain

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Lemon juice concentrate is produced from the removal of water from lemon juice.

Spice

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DESCRIPTION

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

Garlic Juice

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

Egg Whites

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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.

White Wine

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White Wine description to be updated

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.

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.

Anchovies

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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.

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.

Tartaric Acid

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Tartaric acid is a white crystalline organic acid that occurs naturally in many plants, most notably in grapes. It is commonly mixed with sodium bicarbonate and is sold as baking powder used as a leavening agent in food preparation. The acid itself is added to foods as an antioxidant and to impart its distinctive sour taste.

Soy Flour

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Lactic Acid Tamarind

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DESCRIPTION

Enriched Wheat Flour

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Processed
Refined Grain
Added Vitamin

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Enriched flour is refined flour with specific nutrients returned to it that have been lost while being prepared. Common restored nutrients include iron and B vitamins. However, added vitamins and nutrients may lack the nutritional benefit of naturally present vitamins and nutrients.

Niacin

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Vitamin B3. Used for colour retention agent.

Ferrous Sulfate

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DESCRIPTION

An inorganic form of iron bound to sulfur which in its pure form is a blue-green crystal powder. It is used as an iron supplement to treat anemia and other iron imbalances.

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.

Sunflower Oil And/Or Canola Oil

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

a vegetable oil blend.

Sea Salt

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

salt produced by the evaporation of seawater.

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.

Dehydrated

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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.

Natural Butter 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.

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.

To Maintain Freshness

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Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

250Kcal

12%

Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 22%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 460mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%
Sugars 2g
Estimated Added Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 2100mcg 140%
Vitamin C 9.0mg 15%
Calcium 150mg 15%
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
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Micronutrient Profile of Comparable Product
Product: McDONALD'S, french fries - 71g - 229Kcal
Amt per Serving Daily Value1
Minerals
Magnesium 26mg 7%
Potassium 423mg 6%
Phosphorus 90mg 9%
Zinc 0mg 3%
Copper N/A N/A
Selenium N/A N/A
Vitamins
Carotenebeta N/A
Carotenealpha N/A
VitaminE 1mg 7%
VitaminD N/A N/A
Lycopene N/A
Luteinzeaxanthin N/A
Thiamin 0.1mg 7%
Riboflavin 0.0mg 0%
Niacin 2mg 12%
VitaminB6 0.3mg 15%
Folate N/A N/A
VitaminB12 N/A N/A
Choline N/A
VitaminK 11mcg 14%