Is Wendy's Large Natural-Cut Fries healthy?


By: Wendy's

33
CQ SCORE

530
CALORIES PER SERVING

15
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

LOW

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 53.4
  • Fat 41.2
  • Protein 5.3

- Contains Added Sugars- the American Heart Association recommends no more than 24g daily for women and 36g for men

Macronutrient Score

Are the proteins, fats, and carbs in this food from the best sources?

18.2/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 41.2%
Fat Quality: 62.5 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 53.4%
Carb Quality: 40.0 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 5.3%
Protein Quality: 90.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 3
Whole Carb Ingredients - 0

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

14.7/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 5.9/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.8/20.0
Plant score: 2.1/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 1.1

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

3 Processed Ingredients
12 Other Ingredients
1 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

15

INGREDIENTS

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Potatoes

FUNCTIONS

Refined Grain
Controversial

DESCRIPTION

Potatoes are the starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum. A Harvard study of 120,000 men and women found potatoes to be a particular culprit of weight gain and diabetes. Potatoes do contain important nutrients but replacing potatoes with whole grains and other vegetables is likely to reduce the risk of weight gain and diabetes.

Contains One Or More Of The Following Oils: Canola

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DESCRIPTION

Soybean

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a bean of the soya plant.

Cottonseed

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DESCRIPTION

Sunflower

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DESCRIPTION

a tall North American plant of the daisy family, with very large golden-rayed flowers. Sunflowers are cultivated for their edible seeds, which are an important source of oil for cooking and margarine.

Corn P RG

Corn

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.

To Maintain Natural Color Cooked In Vegetable Oil

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DESCRIPTION

May Contain One Or More Of The Following: Canola

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DESCRIPTION

Or Cottonseed

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DESCRIPTION

Hydrogenated Soybean Oil

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Controversial

DESCRIPTION

Hydrogenated soybean oil is a vegetable oil derived from soybeans that has been through the process of hydrogenation. Fully hydrogenated oils are not as harmful as partially hydrogenated oils though higher in saturated fat.

Preservative

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

acting to preserve something:

Anti-Foaming Agent Cooked In The Same Oil As Menu Items That Contain Wheat

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DESCRIPTION

Egg

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DESCRIPTION

Chicken eggs are widely used in many types of dishes, both sweet and savory, including many baked goods. Some of the most common preparation methods include scrambled, fried, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, omelettes and pickled.

Where Available Seasoned With Sea Salt

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DESCRIPTION

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

530Kcal

26%

Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 22%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 520mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 6.0g 24%
Sugars 0g
Estimated Added Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 12.0mg 20%
Calcium 40mg 4%
Iron 1.4mg 7%
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, 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%