Is Wendy's Garden Side Salad (Right Price Right Size Menu) healthy?


By: Wendy's

36
CQ SCORE

210
CALORIES PER SERVING

42
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

LOW

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 35.1
  • Fat 57.1
  • Protein 7.8

+ High in Good Monounsaturated Fats

+ 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?

22.2/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 57.1%
Fat Quality: 65.0 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 35.1%
Carb Quality: 61.9 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 7.8%
Protein Quality: 60.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 5
Whole Carb Ingredients - 3

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

13.5/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 5.5/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.7/20.0
Plant score: 3.0/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 2.7

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

17 Processed Ingredients
25 Other Ingredients
1 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

42

INGREDIENTS

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Iceberg Lettuce

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Romaine Lettuce

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Red & Green Romaine

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Red & Green Oak

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Red & Green Leaf

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Lolla Rosa

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Tango

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Spinach

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Processed
Whole Grain

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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 Arugula

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Tatsoi

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Red Chard

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Green Chard

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Grape Tomatoes

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Cucumbers

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Red Peppers

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Whole Grain

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Red Peppers description to be updated

Buttermilk

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Processed

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

Soybean Oil

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Processed
Controversial

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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.

Distilled Vinegar

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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.

Egg Yolk

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

Sugar P RG S

Sugar

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Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

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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.

Salt

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Processed

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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.

Dehydrated

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Modified Corn Starch

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Processed
Refined Grain

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

Yeast Extract

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Processed

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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.

Spices

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

Natural Flavors

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Processed

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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.

Xanthan Gum

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Processed

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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.

Lactic Acid

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Processed

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

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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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

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Thiamine is part of the vitamin B group and is used for flour and food fortification.

Riboflavin

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

Folic Acid

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Added Vitamin

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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

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a vegetable oil blend.

Sea Salt

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salt produced by the evaporation of seawater.

Black Pepper

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Whole Grain

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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.

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.

Yeast P RG

Yeast

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Processed
Refined Grain

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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

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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

210Kcal

10%

Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2.0g 10%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 380mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 4g
Estimated Added Sugars 1g 3%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 750mcg 50%
Vitamin C 27.0mg 45%
Calcium 40mg 4%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
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%