Is Uno Cuban Black Bean & Lentil Soup healthy?


By: Uno

40
CQ SCORE

220
CALORIES PER SERVING

51
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

N/A

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

HIGH

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 61.8
  • Fat 16.4
  • Protein 21.8

+ 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

+ 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?

25.7/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 16.4%
Fat Quality: 66.9 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 61.8%
Carb Quality: 83.2 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 21.8%
Protein Quality: 50.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 6
Whole Carb Ingredients - 5

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

14.0/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 6.9/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.7/20.0
Plant score: 9.5/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 10.1

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

21 Processed Ingredients
30 Other Ingredients
2 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

51

INGREDIENTS

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Black Beans

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

The black turtle bean is a small, shiny variety of common beans, especially popular in Latin American cuisine, though it can also be found in Cajun and Creole cuisines of south Louisiana.

Tomatoes

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Tomatoes description to be updated

Tomato Puree

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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.

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.

Cured With Water

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DESCRIPTION

Dextrose P RG S

Dextrose

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Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Dextrose is an added sugar made from corn regularly used by the food processing industry.

Sodium Phosphste

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DESCRIPTION

Sodium Erythorbate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Helps to prevent oxidations that cause oils and fats to become rancid. Used for antioxidant.

Sodium Nitrate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Salt and potassium that is used as a color corrector in cured meats. It also helps prevent the growth of microorganisms. Used primarily in the curing process of meats.

Lentils

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Lentils description to be updated

Chilies

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DESCRIPTION

Onions

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Onions description to be updated

Modified Food Starch

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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.

White Corn Flour

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DESCRIPTION

Trace Of Lime

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DESCRIPTION

Soybean Oil

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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.

Green Peppers

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Cultivars of the bell pepper plant produce fruits in different colors, including red, yellow, orange, green, chocolate/brown, vanilla/white, and purple. Bell peppers are sometimes grouped with less pungent pepper varieties as "sweet peppers".

Chicken Meat Including Natural Chicken Juices

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DESCRIPTION

Hydrolyzed Soy And Corn Protein

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DESCRIPTION

Sugar P RG S

Sugar

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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.

Potato Flour

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Potato Flour description to be updated

Natural Flavorings

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DESCRIPTION

Autolyzed Yeast Extract

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Autolyzed yeast (containing the cell walls) or autolyzed yeast extract consists of concentrations of yeast cells that are allowed to die and break up, so that the yeasts’ endogenous digestive enzymes break their proteins down into simpler compounds (amino acids and peptides).

Carrot Powder And Tumeric

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DESCRIPTION

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:

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.

Red Bell Pepper Powder

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Made from roasted and dried bell peppers and then ground into a powder that can be used much in the same way as paprika spice powder.

Spices

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DESCRIPTION

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

Disodium Inosinate/ Disodium Guanylate

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DESCRIPTION

Garlic

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Cilantro

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DESCRIPTION

coriander used as a seasoning or garnish:

Flavorings

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DESCRIPTION

From Corn

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DESCRIPTION

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.

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.

Phosphoric Acid

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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.

Preservative

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DESCRIPTION

acting to preserve something:

Cream Sherry Wine

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DESCRIPTION

Sulfur Dioxide To Protect Color

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DESCRIPTION

Concentrated Lime Juice

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DESCRIPTION

Sodium Benzoate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Benzoic Acid occurs naturally in many plants such as berries, apples and plums. The acid and its salts are used as a food preservative as it helps prevent yeast growth and bacteria formation. Benzoic Acid can be used directly, with sodium (Sodium Benzoate) or potassium (Potassium Benzoate). It is commonly used in soda and acidic foods.

Lime Oil

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Lime Oil description to be updated

Sodium Metabisulfite

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Sodium metabisulfite or sodium pyrosulfite is an inorganic compound. The substance is sometimes referred to as disodium. It is used as a disinfectant, antioxidant and preservative agent.

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:

Spice

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

Distilled White Vinegar

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Distilled White Vinegar description to be updated

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.

Red Pepper

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

the ripe red fruit of a sweet pepper.

Chipotle Pepper

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DESCRIPTION

Chipotle pepper is a smoke-dried jalapeño. It is a chili used primarily in Mexican and Mexican-inspired cuisines.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

220Kcal

11%

Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 5mg 1%
Sodium 1230mg 82%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 9.0g 36%
Sugars 6g
Estimated Added Sugars 1g 3%
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 6.0mg 10%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 21.6mg 120%
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%