Is Uno French Fries healthy?


By: Uno

38
CQ SCORE

350
CALORIES PER SERVING

26
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

LOW

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 28.2
  • Fat 68.5
  • Protein 3.4

+ 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

+ 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?

25.3/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 68.5%
Fat Quality: 71.8 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 28.2%
Carb Quality: 70.0 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 3.4%
Protein Quality: 100.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 6
Whole Carb Ingredients - 0

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

12.7/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 5.6/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.7/20.0
Plant score: 5.1/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 5.7

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

15 Processed Ingredients
11 Other Ingredients
2 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

26

INGREDIENTS

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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".

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

350Kcal

17%

Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 17%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1160mg 77%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5.0g 20%
Sugars 0g
Estimated Added Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 3.6mg 6%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0.7mg 3%
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%