Taco Bell Nutrition

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Bold. Innovative. Humble. These are how Taco Bell would brand itself. Continuously serving America and other countries around the globe since 1962, this fast food chain serving Texan-Mexican foods carry on providing the quality food they could offer to their customers with passion and satisfaction. Their food option ranges from tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, taquitos and many others which are all supplied to their over 2 billion annual customers (reasonable prices) in their total of 6,407 restaurants around the world.  Taco bell is up for anything and just keep on inventing new and affordable flavors and food choices that would suit their consumer’s lifestyle and needs. They’re passionate about introducing new ideas to the market, and just up for anything. Remember their dollar menu? You truly get what you paid for.

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Just like any other fast food chains, the foods they would serve are large in proportion and are perfect for sharing with anyone’s friends or family members. But big portions even though cheap, isn’t really ideal for someone’s balanced nutrition. Just like any other fast foods, they were examined for their menus’ nutritional facts and received a lot of criticisms for their use of artificial flavors and colors. As a result, they replaced them with natural alternatives, giving the customers the assurance that they would continue to cater their needs and deliver them the value they have promised them.

Though ingredients of the food options are quite easy to understand and to familiarize with, it is still important that we watch out for the nutritional value their food contains.

 

So here is a list of taco bell favorites and their nutritional facts:

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  • Chicken Fiesta Taco Salad

Basically just burrito ingredients, merged with lettuces, inside a taco shell.

Calories (%Daily Value based on daily intake of 2,000 kcal)17%
Calories from Fat                                                                              44.4%
Total Fat (DRI 65g)                                                                           12.3%
Saturated Fat (DRI 20g)                                                                 10%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol (DRI 300 mg)                                                              8.3%
Total Carbohydrate (DRI 300g)                                                   16.7%
Sodium (DRI 2400 mg)                                                                    48.3%
Sugar  (WHO suggested max. daily intake is 25g)                                16%
Dietary Fiber (DRI 25g)                                                                   12%
Protein                 (DRI 50g)                                                                              32%
Vit. A (DRI 5000 IU)                                                                          10%
Vit. C (DRI 60 mg)                                                                             8%

 

  • Double Decker Taco Supreme

The adventurous snack. Crunchy Taco Supreme wrapped by fried beans and flour tortilla.

Calories (%Daily Value based on daily intake of 2,000 kcal)19%
Calories from Fat                                                                              88.9%
Total Fat (DRI 65g)                                                                           27.7%
Saturated Fat (DRI 20g)                                                                 40%
Cholesterol (DRI 300 mg)                                                              13.3%
Total Carbohydrate(DRI 300 g)                                                   13.7%
Dietary Fiber (DRI 25g)                                                                   20%
Sodium (DRI 2400 mg)                                                                    34.2%
Sugar  (WHO suggested max. daily intake is 25 g)                               16%
Protein (DRI 50g)                                                                              30%
Iron (DRI 18 mg)                                                                               10%
Vit. A (DRI 5000 IU)                                                                          6%
Vit. C (DRI 60 mg)                                                                             8%
Calcium  (DRI 1000 mg)                                                                  15%

 

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  • Cinnamon Twists

Cinnamon sugar sprinkled rotini pasta that is deep fried. Innocently groovy goodies that would instantly become your 2am thoughts.

Calories (%Daily Value based on daily intake of 2,000 kcal)8%
Calories from Fat                                                                              27.8%
Total Fat (DRI 65g)                                                                           7.7%
Saturated Fat (DRI 20g)                                                                 5%
Cholesterol (DRI 300 mg)                                                              0%
Total Carbohydrate (DRI 300g)                                                   9%
Sodium (DRI 2400 mg)                                                                    9.2%
Sugar  (WHO suggested max. daily intake is 25 g)                               40%
Protein (DRI 50g)                                                                              2%
Vit. A (DRI 5000 IU)                                                                          0%
Vit. C (DRI 60 mg)                                                                             0%
Calcium (DRI 1000 mg)                                                                   0%
Iron (DRI 18 mg)                                                                               0%

 

  • Caramel Apple Empanada

You can’t decide whether it is a baked apple pie or a deep fried apple pie. It’s the sweetest confusion. Cause you just can’t.

Calories (%Daily Value based on daily intake of 2,000 kcal)14.5%
Calories from Fat                                                                              72.2%
Total Fat (DRI 65g)                                                                           23.1%
Saturated Fat (DRI 20g)                                                                 17.5%
Total Carbohydrate(DRI 300 g)                                                   12.3%
Sodium (DRI 2400 mg)                                                                    12.5%
Dietary Fiber (DRI 25g)                                                                   4%
Sugar  (WHO suggested max. daily intake is 25 g)                               48%
Protein (DRI 50g)                                                                              4%
Vit. A (DRI 5000 IU)                                                                          8%
Vit. C (DRI 60 mg)                                                                             0%
Calcium (DRI 1000 mg)                                                                   4%
Iron (DRI 18 mg)                                                                               4%

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  • Cheesy Fiesta Potato

Crispy potato covered in cheesy nacho sauce and sour cream. Your tacos’ favourite sidekick.

Calories (%Daily Value based on daily intake of 2,000 kcal)14.5%
Calories from Fat                                                                              88.9%
Total Fat (DRI 65g)                                                                           27.7%
Saturated Fat (DRI 20g)                                                                  30%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol (DRI 300 mg)                                                              5%
Total Carbohydrate                                                                         9.3%
Sodium (DRI 2400 mg)                                                                    32.9%
Dietary Fiber  (DRI 300 g)                                                              8%
Sugar  (WHO suggested max. daily intake is 25 g)                               8%
Protein (DRI 50g)                                                                              8%
Vit. A (DRI 5000 IU)                                                                          2%
Vit. C (DRI 60mg)                                                                              6%
Calcium (DRI 1000 mg)                                                                   6%
Iron (DRI 18 mg)                                                                               6%

 

  • Chalupa Supreme (Chicken)

Fried tortilla shaped into a boat and filled with tasty mixture of veggies, meat, cheese and spices. A work of magic.

Calories (%Daily Value based on daily intake of 2,000 kcal)18.5%
Calories from Fat                                                                              105.6%
Total Fat (DRI 65g)                                                                           32.3%
Saturated Fat (DRI 20g)                                                                  35%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol (DRI 300 mg)                                                              15%
Total Carbohydrate (DRI 300g)                                                   9.7%
Sodium (DRI 2400 mg)                                                                    22.9%
Dietary Fiber (DRI 25g)                                                                  8%
Sugar  (WHO suggested max. daily intake is 25 g)                               16%
Protein (DRI 50g)                                                                              34%
Vit. A (DRI 5000 IU)                                                                          8%
Vit. C (DRI 60 mg)                                                                             6%
Calcium (DRI 1000 mg)                                                                   15%
Iron (DRI 18 mg)                                                                               10%

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  • 7 Layer Burrito

Refried beans, latin rice, guacamole, shredded lettuce, three-cheese blend, diced tomatoes, reduced fat sour cream. Seven layers of heaven wrapped inside a tortilla.

Calories (%Daily Value based on daily intake of 2,000 kcal)26.5%
Calories from Fat                                                                              100%
Total Fat (DRI 65g)                                                                           32.3%
Saturated Fat (DRI 20g)                                                                 40%
Cholesterol (DRI 300 mg)                                                              8.3%
Total Carbohydrate (DRI 30 g)                                                     22.7%
Sodium  (DRI 2400 mg)                                                                   58.3%
Dietary Fiber (DRI 25g)                                                                   36%
Sugar  (WHO suggested max. daily intake is 25 g)                               24%
Protein (DRI 50g)                                                                              36%
Vit. A (DRI 5000 IU)                                                                          8%
Vit. C (DRI 60 mg)                                                                             10%
Calcium (DRI 1000 mg)                                                                   30%
Iron (DRI 18 mg)                                                                               20%

 

  • Nachos Supreme

More than just the typical nachos you buy. Your favourite tortilla chips indulged in nacho cheese sauce, refried beans, seasoned beef, diced tomatoes, and reduced fat sour cream.

Calories (%Daily Value based on daily intake of 2,000 kcal)23%
Calories from Fat                                                                              133.3%
Total Fat (DRI 65 g)                                                                          40%
Saturated Fat (DRI 20g)                                                                 40%
Cholesterol (DRI 300g)                                                                   10%
Total Carbohydrate (DRI 300g)                                                   14%
Sodium (DRI 2,400 mg)                                                                  33.8%
Dietary Fiber (DRI 25g)                                                                   20%
Sugar  (WHO suggested max. daily intake is 25 g)                               12%
Protein (DRI 50g)                                                                              26%
Vit. A (DRI 5000 IU                                                                           8%
Vit. C (DRI 60 mg)                                                                             8%
Calcium (DRI 1000 mg)                                                                   10%
Iron (DRI 18 mg)                                                                               10%

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  • Crunchwrap Supreme

A cross between a Tostada and a Burrito Supreme. They’re the new hot thing.

Calories (%Daily Value based on daily intake of 2,000 kcal)28%
Calories from Fat                                                                              116.7%
Total Fat  (DRI 65g)                                                                          36.9%
Saturated Fat (DRI 20g)                                                                 45%
Cholesterol  (DRI 300 mg)                                                             11.7%
Total Carbohydrate (DRI 300g)                                                   23.3%
Sodium (DRI 2400 mg)                                                                    56.3%
Dietary Fiber (DRI 25g)                                                                   16%
Sugar  (WHO suggested max. daily intake is 25 g)                               28%
Protein (DRI 50g)                                                                              34%
Vit. A  (DRI 5000 IU)                                                                         8%
Vit. C  (DRI 60 mg)                                                                            8%
Calcium  (DRI 1000 mg)                                                                  25%

 

  • Grilled Stuft Burrito

Made up with flour tortilla stuffed with rice, ground beef, creamy pepper jack sauce, refried beans, reduced fat sour cream, and the three-cheese blend (mozzarella, cheddar and pepperjack). This food is not for the weak hearted.

Calories (%Daily Value based on daily intake of 2,000 kcal)33.5%
Calories from Fat                                                                              133.3%
Total Fat  (DRI 65 g)                                                                         41.5%
Saturated Fat (DRI 20 g)                                                                 40%
Cholesterol  (DRI 300 mg)                                                             18.3%
Total Carbohydrate  (DRI 2,400 mg)                                          25.7%
Sodium                                                                                         82.1%
Dietary Fiber  (DRI 25 g)                                                                 28%
Sugar  (WHO suggested max. daily intake is 25 g)                                24%
Protein  (DRI 50 g)                                                                            62%
Vit. A  (DRI 5000 IU)                                                                         6%
Vit. C  (DRI 60 mg)                                                                            8%
Calcium  (DRI 1000 mg)                                                                  35%
Iron  (DRI 18 mg)                                                                              25%

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  • Mexican Pizza

Seasoned beef and refried beans stuffed in between two pizza shells. A pizza sauce on top with diced tomatoes. Not the normal classics.

Calories (%Daily Value based on daily intake of 2,000 kcal)27%
Calories from Fat                                                                              155.6%
Total Fat  (DRI 65 g)                                                                         47.7%
Saturated Fat  (DRI 20 g)                                                                               50%
Cholesterol  (DRI 300 mg)                                                             15%
Total Carbohydrate  (DRI 300 g)                                                 15.7%
Sodium  (DRI 2400 mg)                                                                   43.3%
Dietary Fiber  (DRI 25g)                                                                  20%
Sugar  (WHO suggested max. daily intake is 25 g)                               12%
Protein  (DRI 50g)                                                                             40%
Vit. A  (DRI 5000 IU)                                                                         8%
Vit. C  (DRI 60 mg)                                                                            15%
Calcium  (DRI 1000 mg)                                                                  35%
Iron  (DRI 18 mg)                                                                              15%

 

  • Cheese Quesadilla

Flour tortilla with the famous three-blend cheese and jalapeno sauce. Your homie next door kind of snacks. Simplicity is beauty.

Calories (%Daily Value based on daily intake of 2,000 kcal)24.5%
Calories from Fat                                                                              144.4%
Total Fat  (DRI 65g)                                                                          43.1%
Saturated Fat (DRI 20g)                                                  65%
Cholesterol  (DRI 300 mg)                                                             18.3%
Total Carbohydrate (DRI 300g)                                                   13%
Sodium (DRI 2400 mg)                                                                    47.9%
Dietary Fiber  (DRI 25g)                                                                  12%
Sugar  (WHO suggested max. daily intake is 25g)                                16%
Protein (DRI 50g)                                                                              38%
Vit. A  (DRI 5000 IU)                                                                         0%
Vit. C (DRI 60 mg)                                                                             10%
Calcium  (DRI 1000 mg)                                                                  50%
Iron (DRI 18 mg)                                                                               8%

 

Foods in taco bell chains are customizable. You can build combos. If you look into their official site, www.tacobell.com, you can look and choose into their tasty upgrades and you can even change the included ingredients in the food. You have your own control over your food. But no matter how tempting they are, no matter how much you want to swallow their whole “dollar menu” in one sitting, you have to mind about the calorie contents of their food. Taco bell prided themselves as one of the first restaurants to post their nutritional information online. In fact, their nutrition calculator is available to download in google app store and apple stores. So they made it easier for everyone to understand the food that they have ordered, so they can either regret them or just shrug them off later.

 

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