Is Uno Veggie Soup healthy?


By: Uno

34
CQ SCORE

140
CALORIES PER SERVING

41
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

N/A

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

HIGH

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 78.8
  • Fat 6.6
  • Protein 14.6

+ 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

+ 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?

24.7/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 6.6%
Fat Quality: 66.7 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 78.8%
Carb Quality: 70.9 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 14.6%
Protein Quality: 70.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 7
Whole Carb Ingredients - 6

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

9.4/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 7.3/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.7/20.0
Plant score: 6.5/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 12.1

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

18 Processed Ingredients
23 Other Ingredients
1 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

41

INGREDIENTS

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Tomatoes

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Tomatoes description to be updated

Tomato Juice

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Tomato Juice description to be updated

Citric Acid

FUNCTIONS

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.

Calcium Chloride

FUNCTIONS

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.

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.

Sodium Metabisulfate

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DESCRIPTION

Tomato Concentrate

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Tomato concentrate is produced by cooking tomatoes to remove water then removing seeds and skin and cooking again.

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.

Red Bell Pepper Powder

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Made from roasted and dried bell peppers and then ground into a powder that can be used much in the same way as paprika spice powder.

Natural Flavoring

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Flavoring derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation product. The flavorings may be obtained through a variety of methods including: drying, roasting, fermenting. This can include the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, distillate, or any product of roasting or heating. In order to be considered a natural flavor, the significant function in food must be for flavoring rather than nutritional. For flavors derived from synthetic sources, see Artificial Flavorings.

Spice

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

Carrots

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

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

Onions

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Onions description to be updated

Niacin

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Vitamin B3. Used for colour retention agent.

Ferrous Sulfate

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

An inorganic form of iron bound to sulfur which in its pure form is a blue-green crystal powder. It is used as an iron supplement to treat anemia and other iron imbalances.

Thiamine Mononitrate

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

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

Riboflavin And Folic Acid

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DESCRIPTION

Egg Whites

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Unlike the yolk, which is high in lipids (fats), egg white contains almost no fat, and carbohydrate content is less than 1%. Egg whites contain just over 50% of the protein in the egg and fewer actual nutrients than the yolk.

Carrot

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a tapering orange-coloured root eaten as a vegetable:

Celery

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

a cultivated plant of the parsley family, with closely packed succulent leaf stalks which are used as a salad or cooked vegetable.

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:

Tomato Paste

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Tomato Paste description to be updated

Corn Oil

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

An oil extracted from the germ of corn. Its main use is in cooking, where its high smoke point makes refined corn oil a valuable frying oil. Corn oil is generally less expensive than most other types of vegetable oils. Modern Western diets typically have ratios of omega-6 to omega-3 in excess of 10 to 1, some as high as 30 to 1, partly due to corn oil which has an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 49:1. The optimal ratio is thought to be 4 to 1 or lower.

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.

Potato Flour

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Potato Flour description to be updated

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.

Garlic Powder

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Garlic powder is the powdered version of whole garlic and contains all the potential benefits of garlic including cholesterol reduction and immune support.

Flavoring

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.

Corn P RG

Corn

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Maize, also known as corn, is a large grain plant first domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The six major types of corn are dent corn, flint corn, pod corn, popcorn, flour corn, and sweet corn.

Red Bell Pepper

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Red Bell Pepper description to be updated

Lima Beans

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DESCRIPTION

Zucchini

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DESCRIPTION

Contains Less Than 2%Of: Celery

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Spinach

FUNCTIONS

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.

Garlic

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

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

Phosphoric Acid

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Food-grade phosphoric acid is used to acidify foods and beverages such as various colas and jams. It provides a tangy or sour taste.

Potassium Sorbate

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Helps to prevent the growth of microbes on food. Related to Sorbic acid (E200). Effective in a wide range of foods. Does not have any flavour or taste. Used for preservative.

Carrot Puree

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Carrot Puree description to be updated

Spices

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

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

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.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

140Kcal

7%

Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 930mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4.0g 16%
Sugars 4g
Estimated Added Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 900mcg 60%
Vitamin C 3.6mg 6%
Calcium 60mg 6%
Iron 1.4mg 7%
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%