Is Wendy's Steel Cut Oatmeal healthy?


By: Wendy's

33
CQ SCORE

330
CALORIES PER SERVING

19
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

LOW

SUGAR

HIGH

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 64.0
  • Fat 30.3
  • Protein 5.6

- 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?

17.1/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 30.3%
Fat Quality: 62.0 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 64.0%
Carb Quality: 38.8 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 5.6%
Protein Quality: 92.5 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 4
Whole Carb Ingredients - 3

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

16.1/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 5.1/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 7.5/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 4.1

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

11 Processed Ingredients
8 Other Ingredients
3 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

19

INGREDIENTS

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Steel Cut Oat Groats

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Cane Juice

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Rolled Oats

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Rolled oats, also known as old fashioned oats, are whole grain and produced through steaming oat groats then rolling them into flakes to help the oats cook faster and stay fresh longer. This process stabilizes the healthy oils in the oats.

Salt

FUNCTIONS

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.

Cinnamon

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Cinnamon is a spice obtained from tree bark. It is high in manganese and antioxidants providing significant nutrition for few calories. Consuming more than 1 1/4 teaspoons of common cassia (Chinese) cinnamon may cause negative side effects such as difficulty breathing and increased heart rate particularly in people with liver disease.

Pecans

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

The pecan is a species of hickory native to Mexico and the southcentral and southeastern regions of the United States.

Sugar P RG S

Sugar

FUNCTIONS

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.

Wheat Starch

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Wheat Starch is typically processed through dissolving the water soluble starch of wheat and evaporating the water, leaving 99%+ starch.

Honey P RG S

Honey

FUNCTIONS

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.

Maltodextrin

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Maltodextrin is a a relatively flavorless food additive used as a thickener.

Soybean Oil

FUNCTIONS

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.

Sea Salt

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

salt produced by the evaporation of seawater.

Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Cow's milk consists primarily of protein, fat, and lactose (a sugar).

Cayenne Pepper

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DESCRIPTION

Soy Lecithin

FUNCTIONS

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.

Xanthan Gum

FUNCTIONS

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.

Cranberries

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Fresh cranberries are a hard and bitter fruit. About 95% of cranberries are processed and used to make cranberry juice and sauce. They are also sold dried and sweetened.

Sunflower Oil

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Sunflower oil is derived from the seeds of the sunflower plant and is commonly used in processed foods. 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 sunflower oil which has an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 1:0. The optimal ratio is thought to be 4 to 1 or lower.

Brown Sugar

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

unrefined or partially refined sugar.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

330Kcal

16%

Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 250mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4.0g 16%
Sugars 33g
Estimated Added Sugars 14g 46%
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0.0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0.7mg 3%
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, Sausage Biscuit with Egg - 163g - 507Kcal
Amt per Serving Daily Value1
Minerals
Magnesium 21mg 5%
Potassium 269mg 4%
Phosphorus 494mg 49%
Zinc 2mg 11%
Copper N/A N/A
Selenium N/A N/A
Vitamins
Carotenebeta N/A
Carotenealpha N/A
VitaminE 2mg 11%
VitaminD N/A N/A
Lycopene N/A
Luteinzeaxanthin N/A
Thiamin 0.5mg 33%
Riboflavin 0.6mg 35%
Niacin 5mg 24%
VitaminB6 0.2mg 10%
Folate N/A N/A
VitaminB12 1mcg 17%
Choline N/A
VitaminK N/A N/A