How does a Chick-fil-a biscuit contain 15% daily iron?

Check out the nutritional info and ingredients here!

Biscuit. Picture from chick-fil-a.com
Biscuit. Picture from chick-fil-a.com

Educate yourself on the ingredients in foods and you will be able to estimate nutrient content without having to memorize numbers.

Share what you learn with friends, coworkers, family, ..anyone! The more you know about nutrition and nutritional needs, the better you will be able to make decisions for optimal health. And a healthier body means a happier you!

Also remember that rather than looking at foods as “good” or “bad”, choose to look at foods as different vehicles of nutrition. Some foods have more carbohydrates. Some have more fat. Some have lots of sodium. Some have tons of protein. Some have many vitamins. Some have few vitamins. Some foods have carbohydrates AND protein AND fat AND vitamins AND minerals. We need a balance of nutrients, and ALL foods have at least SOMETHING to offer us. That’s right, even soda, and a Chick-fil-a biscuit.

Which brings us back to the topic of this post: How does a Chick-fil-a biscuit contain 15% of daily iron needs? (take this “15%” number with a grain of salt, as it is based on the average diet..not necessarily yours).

Answer: If you look at the ingredient list, you will see “enriched wheat flour“. Enriched flour means there are vitamins and minerals added in. And iron is one of them!

Awesome. Now that we know a little more about biscuits, it is time for the relevant but irrelevant question of the day: What do you like to put on your biscuit? Jelly? Butter? Honey?

 

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