Is Uno Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla Multigrain healthy?


By: Uno

36
CQ SCORE

990
CALORIES PER SERVING

64
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

HIGH

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 41.4
  • Fat 38.1
  • Protein 20.5

+ Carbohydrate to Fiber Ratio Under 10:1 - lower rate is an effective measure of healthfulness

- 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

- Highly Processed

Macronutrient Score

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

15.8/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 38.1%
Fat Quality: 39.3 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 41.4%
Carb Quality: 52.8 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 20.5%
Protein Quality: 40.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 13
Whole Carb Ingredients - 4

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

20.2/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 8.4/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.8/20.0
Plant score: 7.1/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 3.1

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

26 Processed Ingredients
38 Other Ingredients
5 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

64

INGREDIENTS

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Stone Ground Whole Wheat Flour

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Wheat flour is a powder made from the grinding of wheat used for human consumption. More wheat flour is produced than any other flour.

Wheat Flour

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Wheat flour is a powder made from the grinding of wheat used for human consumption. More wheat flour is produced than any other flour. The ingredient can be ambiguous but products labeled wheat flour typically are not whole grain.

Malted Barley Flour

FUNCTIONS

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.

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.

Hulled Sesame Seed

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DESCRIPTION

Pure Cane Sugar

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Toasted Wheat Germ

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DESCRIPTION

Oat Bran

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Oat bran is refined (not whole grain) and is the hard outer layers of cereal grain left upon removal of the endosperm and germ.

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.

Sea Salt

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

salt produced by the evaporation of seawater.

Flaxseed

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Flax comes from the flax plant, a small annual plant that grows to about 3-4 ft tall. The seeds of the flax plant are used to make linseed oil.

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.

Chicken Containing Up To A 22% Solution Of Water

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DESCRIPTION

Rice Starch

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Rice starch is a fine-grained, tasteless white powder obtained by processing raw rice. It is not whole grain.

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 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.

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.

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.

Natural Natural Flavor

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DESCRIPTION

Onion Powder

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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.

Rendered Chicken Fat Salt

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DESCRIPTION

Pasteurized Part Skim Milk

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DESCRIPTION

Pasteurized Part Skim Milk description to be updated

Cheese Cultures

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Cultures are used to ripen milk and help start the cheese making process.

Enzymes

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Enzymes accelerate, or catalyze, chemical reactions. Enzymes are commonly used in the production of food.

Fructose

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a sugar of the hexose class found especially in honey and fruit.

Tomato Paste

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DESCRIPTION

Tomato Paste description to be updated

Molasses P RG S

Molasses

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Molasses is a by-product of refining sugarcane or sugar beets into sugar. It serves as a primary component in brown sugar.

Orange Juice Concentrate

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DESCRIPTION

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.

Wheat

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a cereal which is the most important kind grown in temperate countries, the grain of which is ground to make flour for bread, pasta, pastry, etc.

Soybeans

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Glycine max, commonly known as soybean in North America or soya bean, is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean which has numerous uses.

Salt Soybean Oil

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DESCRIPTION

Pineapple Juice Concentrate

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Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Pineapple Juice Concentrate description to be updated

Modified Corn Starch

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

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

Mustard Bran

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DESCRIPTION

Corn Syrup

FUNCTIONS

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.

Caramel Color

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Controversial

DESCRIPTION

Caramel color or caramel coloring is a water-soluble food coloring and one of the most widely used food colorings. It is widely approved for use in food globally but application and use level restrictions vary by country. California has listed a compound formed in the manufacture of Class III and IV caramel colors in the state's Proposition 65, thus legally including it in the category of chemicals "known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity".

Garlic Powder

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Garlic powder is the powdered version of whole garlic and contains all the potential benefits of garlic including cholesterol reduction and immune support.

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.

Spices

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DESCRIPTION

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

Tamarind

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Natural Flavors

FUNCTIONS

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.

Sulfiting Agent Salt

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Black Pepper

FUNCTIONS

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.

Citric Acid

FUNCTIONS

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.

Onion

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

a swollen edible bulb used as a vegetable, having a pungent taste and smell and composed of several concentric layers:

Garlic

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Calcium Stearate

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DESCRIPTION

Silicon Dioxide

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Used in beer and wine making to remove cloudiness during the production process. Used for anti-caking agent; thickener.

To Make Free Flowing

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DESCRIPTION

Celery Seed

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DESCRIPTION

Celery Seed description to be updated

Lemon Oil

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Lemon Oil is a natural extract from lemons primarily used in food as a flavoring.

Chili Pepper

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DESCRIPTION

The chili pepper is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. Types of chili peppers differ widely in range of spiciness.

Cumin

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

the aromatic seeds of a plant of the parsley family, used as a spice, especially ground and used in curry powder:

Oregeno

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DESCRIPTION

Anticaking Agent

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DESCRIPTION

Antioxidant Orange Peel

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DESCRIPTION

Natural Smoke Flavor

FUNCTIONS

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.

Alcohol

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DESCRIPTION

Natural Flavorings

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Artifical Flavorings

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DESCRIPTION

Antioxidant

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DESCRIPTION

Granulated Garlic

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DESCRIPTION

Granulated Garlic description to be updated

Parsley

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DESCRIPTION

Parsley is a spice widely used in European, Middle Eastern and American cuisine.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

990Kcal

49%

Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 20.0g 100%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 125mg 41%
Sodium 1950mg 130%
Total Carbohydrate 105g 38%
Dietary Fiber 11.0g 44%
Sugars 11g
Estimated Added Sugars 3g 10%
Protein 52g 104%
Vitamin A 675mcg 45%
Vitamin C 15.0mg 25%
Calcium 800mg 80%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
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%