Is Wendy's Grilled Chicken Wrap (Wendy's Kids Meal) healthy?


By: Wendy's

33
CQ SCORE

270
CALORIES PER SERVING

71
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

MED

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 34.9
  • Fat 36.0
  • Protein 29.1

- 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?

17.8/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 36.0%
Fat Quality: 50.5 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 34.9%
Carb Quality: 43.5 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 29.1%
Protein Quality: 60.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 11
Whole Carb Ingredients - 0

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

14.9/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 4.4/10.0
Comparable Product: APPLEBEE'S, chicken tenders, from kids' menu
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 10.4/20.0
Plant score: 3.8/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 3.7

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

35 Processed Ingredients
36 Other Ingredients
5 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

71

INGREDIENTS

Click into ingredient for summary

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.

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.

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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Dehydrated Onion Powder

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DESCRIPTION

Paprika

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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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DESCRIPTION

Homestyle

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DESCRIPTION

Spicy Chicken Breasts Are Cut On A Common Cutting Board

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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

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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Iceberg/Romaine Lettuce Blend

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DESCRIPTION

Smoky Honey Mustard Sauce

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Vinegar

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Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Vinegar is an alcoholic fluid allowed to sour that is primarily used to flavor and preserve foods. Vinegar contains few nutrients and few calories. Vinegar may provide health benefits if used to replace certain higher calorie alternatives.

Mustard Seed

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DESCRIPTION

The seed of a mustard plant.

White Wine

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DESCRIPTION

White Wine description to be updated

Fruit Pectin

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Fruit Pectin is a processed product derived from processing the peels, seeds and pulp of citrus fruits.

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.

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.

Spice

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DESCRIPTION

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

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.

Tomato Paste

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DESCRIPTION

Tomato Paste description to be updated

Brown Sugar

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Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

unrefined or partially refined sugar.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

A type of vinegar made from cider or apple must and has a pale to medium amber color.

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.

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.

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.

Dehydrated Garlic

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DESCRIPTION

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

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.

Dehydrated Onion

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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.

Oleoresin Rosemary

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DESCRIPTION

Soy Lecithin

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Lecithins are oily substances that occur naturally in plants (soybeans) and animals (egg yolks). It’s actually a very popular ingredient – one of the top 10 most used ingredients in processed foods. Since soybeans are one of the cheapest crops in the US (thanks in part to federal subsidies to growers), it makes sense to use a cheap, natural soy derived emulsifier in food processing. People concerned about GMOs and those who avoid refined oils should avoid Soy Lecithin.

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.

Tamarind

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DESCRIPTION

Oleoresin Turmeric

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DESCRIPTION

Bleached Enriched Wheat Flour

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Processed
Refined Grain
Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Contains One Of More Of The Following: Cottonseed Oil

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Soybean Oil With Mono - And Diglycerides And/Or Citric Acid

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Potato Starch With Monoglycerides

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DESCRIPTION

Sodium Bicarbonate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

a soluble white powder used in fire extinguishers and effervescent drinks and as a raising agent in baking.

Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

A chemical compound used to maintain color

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.

Monocalcium Phosphate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Monocalcium phosphate is used as a leavening agent, meaning it is used in dough or batter to cause the mixture to raise. It is also used in canned fruits and vegetables because it is helpful in maintaining the firmness of fruits and vegetables.

The Following: Salt

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DESCRIPTION

Vital Wheat Gluten

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Processed
Refined Grain

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Vital Wheat Gluten description to be updated

Preservative

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acting to preserve something:

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.

Dough Conditioner

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

A dough conditioner is any ingredient or chemical added to bread dough to strengthen its texture or otherwise improve it in some way.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

270Kcal

13%

Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 17%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 620mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 3g
Estimated Added Sugars 1g 3%
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 150mcg 10%
Vitamin C 0.0mg 0%
Calcium 100mg 10%
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: APPLEBEE'S, chicken tenders, from kids' menu - 35g - 104Kcal
Amt per Serving Daily Value1
Minerals
Magnesium 10mg 3%
Potassium 118mg 2%
Phosphorus 107mg 11%
Zinc 0mg 1%
Copper N/A N/A
Selenium N/A N/A
Vitamins
Carotenebeta N/A
Carotenealpha N/A
VitaminE 1mg 3%
VitaminD N/A N/A
Lycopene N/A
Luteinzeaxanthin N/A
Thiamin 0.0mg 0%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 6%
Niacin 3mg 14%
VitaminB6 0.2mg 10%
Folate N/A N/A
VitaminB12 0mcg 2%
Choline N/A
VitaminK 9mcg 11%