Is Uno Chicken Thumbs Lunch healthy?


By: Uno

37
CQ SCORE

740
CALORIES PER SERVING

48
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

LOW

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 32.8
  • Fat 41.7
  • Protein 25.4

+ 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?

25.1/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 41.7%
Fat Quality: 66.9 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 32.8%
Carb Quality: 55.7 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 25.4%
Protein Quality: 100.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 12
Whole Carb Ingredients - 0

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

11.5/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 5.4/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.8/20.0
Plant score: 2.0/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 3.7

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

22 Processed Ingredients
26 Other Ingredients
3 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

48

INGREDIENTS

Click into ingredient for summary

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.

Sodium Phosphates Breaded

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DESCRIPTION

Battered And Predusted With: Bleached Wheat Flour

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.

Niacin

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Vitamin B3. Used for colour retention agent.

Reduced Iron

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

A fine iron powder, typically obtained by treating ferric oxide with hydrogen and used as an additive in foods, medicines, etc.

Thiamine Mononitrate

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

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

Riboflavin

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Riboflavin is part of the vitamin B group and is regularly used as a dietary supplement.

Folic Acid

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

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

Yellow Corn Flour

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Corn Flour is derived from corn and is typically not whole grain unless specifically stated. Commonly, the flour is degerminated with the germ separated from the endosperm and bran.

Sodium Bicarbonate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

A chemical compound used to maintain color

Monocalcium Phosphate

FUNCTIONS

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.

Spices

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

Egg White Solids

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DESCRIPTION

Bleached Wheat Flour

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

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

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.

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.

Yeast P RG

Yeast

FUNCTIONS

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.

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.

One Or More Of The Following: Sodium Steryl Lactylate

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DESCRIPTION

Vegetable Mono And Diglycerides

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Potassium Bromate

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Preservative

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

acting to preserve something:

Ammonium Sulfate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

Used for fortification of vitamin B1.

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.

Onion Powder

FUNCTIONS

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.

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.

Spice Extractives

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

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.

Canola

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

oilseed rape of a variety developed in Canada and grown in North America, which yields a valuable culinary oil.

Soybean

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a bean of the soya plant.

And/Or Sunflower Oils

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Food Starch-Modified

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Modified starch, also called starch derivatives, are prepared by physically, enzymatically, or chemically treating native starch to change its properties. Modified starches are used in food products as a thickening agent, stabilizer or emulsifier.

Dextrin

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a soluble gummy substance obtained by hydrolysis of starch, used as a thickening agent and in adhesives and dietary supplements.

Rice Flour

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Rice flour is refined (not whole grain) and is usually produced by steeping rice in lye.

Cornstarch

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.

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.

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.

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.

To Maintain Natural Color

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Mel Fry Free Oil Soybean Oil

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Canola Oil

FUNCTIONS

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.

Tbhq And Citric Acid Added To Protect Flavor

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Dimethylpolysiloxane

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Silicone based. Helps to prevent powders from clumping together and becoming difficult to pour. Used for anti-caking agent.

An Anti-Foaming Agent Added

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DESCRIPTION

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

740Kcal

37%

Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 4.0g 20%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 95mg 31%
Sodium 1680mg 112%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 22%
Dietary Fiber 9.0g 36%
Sugars 1g
Estimated Added Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 48g 96%
Vitamin A 60mcg 4%
Vitamin C 6.0mg 10%
Calcium 40mg 4%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
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%