Is Uno Guacamole & Chips healthy?


By: Uno

44
CQ SCORE

450
CALORIES PER SERVING

26
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

LOW

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

HIGH

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 48.8
  • Fat 44.6
  • Protein 6.6

+ 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?

27.6/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 44.6%
Fat Quality: 71.8 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 48.8%
Carb Quality: 89.0 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 6.6%
Protein Quality: 50.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 2
Whole Carb Ingredients - 3

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

16.0/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 7.7/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.8/20.0
Plant score: 11.6/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 11.1

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

11 Processed Ingredients
15 Other Ingredients
1 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

26

INGREDIENTS

Click into ingredient for summary

Avocado

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

a pear-shaped fruit with a rough leathery skin and smooth, oily edible flesh:

Whole Ground Corn Treated With Lime

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Cellulose Gum

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Any of various gums derived from cellulose, especially carboxymethylcellulose.

To Preserve Freshness

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

To Preserve Freshness description to be deleted

Preservative

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

acting to preserve something:

Guar Gum

FUNCTIONS

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.

Lime Juice

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

the juice of limes:

Tomatoes

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Tomatoes description to be updated

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:

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.

Spices And Spice Extract

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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.

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".

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

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DESCRIPTION

Fresh Cilantro

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DESCRIPTION

Sea Salt

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

salt produced by the evaporation of seawater.

Ground Cumin

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Black Pepper

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Black pepper is a spice derived from berries known as peppercorns and is a rich source of manganese, vitamin K and copper. Black pepper is high in antioxidants and can improve digestion and intestinal health.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

450Kcal

22%

Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2750mg 183%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 12.0g 48%
Sugars 3g
Estimated Added Sugars 1g 3%
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 120mcg 8%
Vitamin C 21.0mg 35%
Calcium 80mg 8%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
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%