Is Uno Chili healthy?


By: Uno

41
CQ SCORE

410
CALORIES PER SERVING

46
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

HIGH

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

HIGH

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 52.9
  • Fat 26.5
  • Protein 20.6

+ 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

+ Good Source of Fiber - the USDA cites fiber as underconsumed nutrient of public health concern

Macronutrient Score

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

20.2/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 26.5%
Fat Quality: 35.0 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 52.9%
Carb Quality: 78.8 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 20.6%
Protein Quality: 33.3 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 5
Whole Carb Ingredients - 4

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

20.4/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 9.3/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.7/20.0
Plant score: 8.6/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 5.2

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

21 Processed Ingredients
25 Other Ingredients
2 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

46

INGREDIENTS

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Kidney Beans

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Kidney Beans description to be updated

Beef

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

the flesh of a cow, bull, or ox, used as food:

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.

Tomatoes

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Tomatoes description to be updated

Tomato Juice

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Tomato Juice description to be updated

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.

Calcium Chloride

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Odorless powder which is the salt of calcium. Used as a firming agent and to flavor foods with a salty taste without increasing sodium levels.

Pinto Beans

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DESCRIPTION

Tomato Puree

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Onions

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Onions description to be updated

Red Onions

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Tomato Paste

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Tomato Paste description to be updated

Contains Less Than 2% Or Less Of: Corn Flour

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DESCRIPTION

Cooked Beef With Beef Juices

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DESCRIPTION

Hydrolyzed Soy And Corn Protein

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DESCRIPTION

Hydrolyzed Corn Protein With Disodium Inosinate And Disodium Guanylate

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DESCRIPTION

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.

Beef Fat

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Tallow is animal fat that conforms to certain technical criteria, including its melting point. It is most commonly derived from beef or mutton fat but some commercial tallow contains fat derived from other animals, such as lard from pigs, or plant sources.

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".

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.

Flavoring

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.

Garlic

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Phosphoric Acid

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Food-grade phosphoric acid is used to acidify foods and beverages such as various colas and jams. It provides a tangy or sour taste.

Potassium Sorbate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Helps to prevent the growth of microbes on food. Related to Sorbic acid (E200). Effective in a wide range of foods. Does not have any flavour or taste. Used for preservative.

Cream

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

the thick white or pale yellow fatty liquid which rises to the top when milk is left to stand and which can be eaten as an accompaniment to desserts or used as a cooking ingredient:

Cilantro

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DESCRIPTION

coriander used as a seasoning or garnish:

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.

Jalapeno Peppers

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Jalapeno is a medium-sized chili pepper pod type cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum. It is of mild to medium pungency, having a range of 1,000 to 20,000 Scoville units, depending on cultivar

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.

Sodium Benoate

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DESCRIPTION

Spices

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

Red Peppers

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Red Peppers description to be updated

Chili Peppers

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DESCRIPTION

Chili Peppers description to be updated

Dehydrated Garlic

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

Whole Ground Corn Treated With Lime

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DESCRIPTION

Cellulose Gum

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Any of various gums derived from cellulose, especially carboxymethylcellulose.

To Preserve Freshness

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DESCRIPTION

To Preserve Freshness description to be deleted

Preservative

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DESCRIPTION

acting to preserve something:

Guar Gum

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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.

Amylase

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

An enzyme found in human saliva as well as made in the pancreas to digest starches. When used as a food additive amylase can be produced from three different sources: bacteria (non-pathogenic strains), fungus, and swine. It is often used to break down starch molecules before yeast is added to aid in the action of the yeast.

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:

Pastuerized Milk

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DESCRIPTION

Cheese Cultures

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Enzymes

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Annato Color

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Jalapenos

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

410Kcal

20%

Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6.0g 30%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 1250mg 83%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 19%
Dietary Fiber 10.0g 40%
Sugars 10g
Estimated Added Sugars 2g 6%
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 300mcg 20%
Vitamin C 4.8mg 8%
Calcium 200mg 20%
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%