Is Uno Caesar Salad healthy?


By: Uno

34
CQ SCORE

500
CALORIES PER SERVING

48
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

MED

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 13.1
  • Fat 76.2
  • Protein 10.8

+ Carbohydrate to Fiber Ratio Under 5:1 - 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?

19.3/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 76.2%
Fat Quality: 55.1 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 13.1%
Carb Quality: 62.9 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 10.8%
Protein Quality: 45.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 10
Whole Carb Ingredients - 0

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

15.2/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 6.3/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.8/20.0
Plant score: 3.7/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 2.6

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

26 Processed Ingredients
22 Other Ingredients
5 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

48

INGREDIENTS

Click into ingredient for summary

Romaine Lettuce

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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.

Cultured Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

dairy

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.

Enzymes

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Vinegar

FUNCTIONS

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.

Egg Yolk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

Garlic

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Anchovies

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Natural 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.

Spices

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

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.

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".

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.

Tamarind

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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.

Niacin

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Vitamin B3. Used for colour retention agent.

Ferrous Sulfate

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

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

Riboflavin And Folic Acid

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

May Contain Two Percent Or Less Of: Yeast

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

High Fructose Corn Syrup

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

High Fructose Corn Syrup is a sweetener made from corn starch that has been processed to convert some of the syrup's naturally occurring glucose into fructose. Health concerns have been raised about a relationship between sugars like HFCS and metabolic disorders. HFCS also contains components that can create advanced glycation end-products, the possible health effects of which were under investigation as of 2013.

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.

Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Processing agent used to improve the mix tolerance and volume of processed foods.

And/Or Datem

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

L-Cysteine

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

A non-essential amino acid that is used as a dietary supplement as well as in baked goods as a dough conditioner. In the body it is used in the formation and repair of skin, hair, and nails.

Ascorbic Acid

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a vitamin found particularly in citrus fruits and green vegetables. It is essential in maintaining healthy connective tissue, and is also thought to act as an antioxidant. Severe deficiency causes scurvy.

Ada

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Wheat Gluten

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

On its own it is a very thick gelatinous substance that is extracted by making a wheat dough and washing away all the starch. It contributes to the structure and chewiness of bread. During baking of leavened breads it is the gluten network that traps carbon dioxide molecules causing it to rise. It is frequently added as a stabilizing agent in many foods.

Degerminated Yellow Cornmeal

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Corn Starch

FUNCTIONS

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.

Guar Gum

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Guar gum is the ground endosperm of guar beans and is typically used as a thickener, a stabilizer, or to increase dough yield.

To Retard Spoilage

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Calcium Sulfate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

A white powder with no odor or color used as a firming agent and dough conditioner. Also used as a coagulant in foods such as tofu.

Ammonium Sulfate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Carriers are substances that can be used to hold other additives. Used for improving agent.

Pastuerized Sheeps Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Cheese Culture

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

dairy

Anti-Caking Agent

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Anti-Caking Agent description to be updated

Liquid And Hydrogenated Soy Oil

FUNCTIONS

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.

Natural And Artificial Flavor

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

The FDA requires the term artificial flavor or artificial flavoring be applied for any substance, the function of which is to impart flavor, which is not 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. Conversely, the term natural flavor or natural flavoring applies to any substance to impart flavor that 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.

Beta Carotene

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Beta Carotene description to be updated

Tbhq And Citric Acid

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Pastuerized Part Skim Milk

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Cheese Cultures

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Powdered Cellulose

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Powdered Cellulose description to be updated

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

500Kcal

25%

Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 11.0g 55%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 50mg 16%
Sodium 860mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5.0g 20%
Sugars 4g
Estimated Added Sugars 2g 6%
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 6000mcg 400%
Vitamin C 54.0mg 90%
Calcium 300mg 30%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
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%