Is Uno Mediterranean Farro Salad healthy?


By: Uno

38
CQ SCORE

270
CALORIES PER SERVING

30
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

MED

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

LOW

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 30.3
  • Fat 55.9
  • Protein 13.8

+ 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 Saturated Fat - replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats can positively impact health

! 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?

20.8/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 55.9%
Fat Quality: 52.4 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 30.3%
Carb Quality: 84.4 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 13.8%
Protein Quality: 33.3 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 3
Whole Carb Ingredients - 4

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

17.5/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 9.7/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.8/20.0
Plant score: 4.3/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 4.3

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

10 Processed Ingredients
20 Other Ingredients
1 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

30

INGREDIENTS

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Farro

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DESCRIPTION

Farro description to be updated

Cooked

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DESCRIPTION

Tomatoes

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Tomatoes description to be updated

Cultured Pastuerized Part Skim Milk

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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.

Enzymes

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Enzymes accelerate, or catalyze, chemical reactions. Enzymes are commonly used in the production of food.

Calcium Chloride

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Odorless powder which is the salt of calcium. Used as a firming agent and to flavor foods with a salty taste without increasing sodium levels.

Cucumber

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DESCRIPTION

Mushrooms

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Mushrooms description to be updated

Spinach

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Processed
Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Spinach is a leafy green vegetable rich in vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, vitamin E, calcium, vitamin C, and potassium. In addition, spinach is antioxidant packed and contains a wide variety of other health-supportive nutrients that help strengthen bones and prevent cancers.

Soy And Or Canola

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DESCRIPTION

Balsamic Vinegar

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DESCRIPTION

dark, sweet Italian vinegar that has been matured in wooden barrels.

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.

Garlic

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

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.

Spice

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DESCRIPTION

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

Caramel

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DESCRIPTION

Propylene Glycol Alginate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Propylene glycol alginate is an emulsifier, stabilizer, and thickener used in food products. It is a food additive with E number E405. Chemically, propylene glycol alginate is an ester of alginic acid, which is derived from kelp.

Calcium Disodium Edta As A Preservative

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DESCRIPTION

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.

Onion

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

a swollen edible bulb used as a vegetable, having a pungent taste and smell and composed of several concentric layers:

Olive Oil

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Olive oil is the processed fat obtained from the fruit of the olive tree. Olive oil is high in good monounsaturated fats and is among the highest of all foods in caloric density.

Parsley

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DESCRIPTION

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

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 Wine

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DESCRIPTION

Oregano

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DESCRIPTION

an aromatic Eurasian plant related to marjoram, with small purple flowers and leaves used as a culinary herb.

Lemon Juice

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DESCRIPTION

the juice of lemons:

Fresh Cilantro

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DESCRIPTION

Black Pepper

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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.

Chili Pepper

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DESCRIPTION

The chili pepper is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. Types of chili peppers differ widely in range of spiciness.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

270Kcal

13%

Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6.0g 30%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 5mg 1%
Sodium 710mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5.0g 20%
Sugars 4g
Estimated Added Sugars 1g 3%
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 750mcg 50%
Vitamin C 15.0mg 25%
Calcium 150mg 15%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
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%