Is Uno Fish & Chips healthy?


By: Uno

37
CQ SCORE

1290
CALORIES PER SERVING

59
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

LOW

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 25.9
  • Fat 61.0
  • Protein 13.1

+ 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?

23.7/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 61.0%
Fat Quality: 67.6 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 25.9%
Carb Quality: 57.0 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 13.1%
Protein Quality: 90.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 9
Whole Carb Ingredients - 1

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

13.1/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 4.0/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.8/20.0
Plant score: 5.4/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 4.1

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

25 Processed Ingredients
34 Other Ingredients
2 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

59

INGREDIENTS

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Haddock

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Flour

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a powder obtained by grinding grain, typically wheat, and used to make bread, cakes, and pastry.

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

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Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

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

Modified Corn Starch

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

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

Yeloow Corn Flour

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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.

Yeast Extract

FUNCTIONS

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.

Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

A chemical compound used to maintain color

Sodium Bicarbonate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

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.

Corn Starchgarlic Powder

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DESCRIPTION

Spices

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

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.

Maltodextrin

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Maltodextrin is a a relatively flavorless food additive used as a thickener.

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.

Inactive Yeast

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Natural And Artificial Flavors

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.

Yellow #5

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

of the colour between green and orange in the spectrum, a primary subtractive colour complementary to blue; coloured like ripe lemons or egg yolks:

Fried In Soybean Oil

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

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.

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

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.

Cucumbers

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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.

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.

Red Bell Pepper

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Red Bell Pepper description to be updated

Red Onion

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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.

Lemon Juice

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

the juice of lemons:

Spice

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

Sodium Benzoate And Calcium Disodium Edta As Preservatives

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Garlic

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

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

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Lemon

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Spices And Spice Extract

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Hydrolyzed Soy Protein

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) is produced by boiling foods such as soy, corn, or wheat in hydrochloric acid and then neutralizing the solution with sodium hydroxide. The acid breaks down the protein in vegetables into their component amino acids.

Dried Garlic

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

Dried Onion

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.

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".

Parsley

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

1290Kcal

64%

Total Fat 89g 114%
Saturated Fat 12.0g 60%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 3250mg 216%
Total Carbohydrate 85g 30%
Dietary Fiber 11.0g 44%
Sugars 2g
Estimated Added Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 150mcg 10%
Vitamin C 21.0mg 35%
Calcium 80mg 8%
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%