Is Uno Grilled Citrus Chicken Salad healthy?


By: Uno

42
CQ SCORE

570
CALORIES PER SERVING

58
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

LOW

SUGAR

MED

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 33.7
  • Fat 41.1
  • Protein 25.3

+ 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?

23.9/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 41.1%
Fat Quality: 67.2 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 33.7%
Carb Quality: 53.0 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 25.3%
Protein Quality: 90.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 6
Whole Carb Ingredients - 3

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

18.3/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 8.3/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.8/20.0
Plant score: 7.3/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 5.1

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

20 Processed Ingredients
38 Other Ingredients
4 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

58

INGREDIENTS

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Chicken Containing Up To A 22% Solution Of Water

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DESCRIPTION

Rice Starch

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Processed
Refined Grain

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Rice starch is a fine-grained, tasteless white powder obtained by processing raw rice. It is not whole grain.

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.

Natural Flavor

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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.

Dextrose P RG S

Dextrose

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Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

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

Yeast Extract

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Processed

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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.

Natural Natural Flavor

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Onion Powder

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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.

Rendered Chicken Fat Salt

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Iceberg Lettuce

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Romaine Lettuce

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Soybean Oil

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Processed
Controversial

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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.

Corn Syrup

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Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

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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.

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.

Honey P RG S

Honey

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Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

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Honey is a naturally occurring added sugar. In a 100 gram serving, honey provides 304 calories with no essential nutrients in significant content.

Lime Juice

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the juice of limes:

Spices

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DESCRIPTION

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

Egg Yolk

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The chicken egg yolk is the major source of vitamins and minerals as well as cholesterol and saturated fat in eggs.

Sesame Oil

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Processed

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Sesame Oil description to be updated

White Wine

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DESCRIPTION

White Wine description to be updated

Citric Acid

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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.

Tartaric Acid

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Tartaric acid is a white crystalline organic acid that occurs naturally in many plants, most notably in grapes. It is commonly mixed with sodium bicarbonate and is sold as baking powder used as a leavening agent in food preparation. The acid itself is added to foods as an antioxidant and to impart its distinctive sour taste.

Cucumber

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Carrots

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Whole Grain

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The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in color.

Peppers

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Field Greens

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Peas

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Peas are the small see or seed pod of the pea plant and a rich source of vitamin K, manganese, vitamin B1, fiber, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin B3 and vitamin B2. In addition peas contain unique phytonutrients called saponins and provide health benefits such as anti-inflammatory and blood sugar regulation support as well as protection against heart and stomach disease.

Lettuce

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Red Cabbage

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Whole Ground Corn Treated With Lime

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Cellulose Gum

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Processed

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Any of various gums derived from cellulose, especially carboxymethylcellulose.

To Preserve Freshness

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To Preserve Freshness description to be deleted

Preservative

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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

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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.

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.

Wheat

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DESCRIPTION

a cereal which is the most important kind grown in temperate countries, the grain of which is ground to make flour for bread, pasta, pastry, etc.

Soybean

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DESCRIPTION

a bean of the soya plant.

Salt Rice Vinegar

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DESCRIPTION

Soybeans

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DESCRIPTION

Glycine max, commonly known as soybean in North America or soya bean, is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean which has numerous uses.

Salt Sugar

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DESCRIPTION

Flour

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

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.

Spice

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DESCRIPTION

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

Sherry Wine

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Artificial Peanut Flavor

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Xanthan Gum

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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.

Garlic

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Red Pepper

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DESCRIPTION

the ripe red fruit of a sweet pepper.

Sodium Benzoate As A Preservative

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Red Bell Pepper

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Whole Grain

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Red Bell Pepper description to be updated

Paprika

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DESCRIPTION

a powdered spice with a deep orange-red colour and a mildly pungent flavour, made from the dried and ground fruits of certain varieties of pepper.

Fresh Cilantro

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Mel Fry Free Oil Soybean Oil

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DESCRIPTION

Canola Oil

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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

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Dimethylpolysiloxane

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Processed

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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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Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

570Kcal

28%

Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 4.0g 20%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 1330mg 88%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7.0g 28%
Sugars 27g
Estimated Added Sugars 12g 40%
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 5700mcg 380%
Vitamin C 108.0mg 180%
Calcium 100mg 10%
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%