Sunday, February 24, 2008

My Chipotle Choice

In my opinion, Chipotle as a company does so many things right. I know the sodium content of their burritos is horrendously unhealthy (near 100% of the DV, so those with hypertension shouldn't eat them often), but they have an INTERACTIVE nutritional information page on their site at that allows you to choose which ingredients you have put in your burrito of choice, and it calculates the nutrition information for that meal.

For example, I have a steak burrito bol with rice, black beans, lettuce, tomato salsa, tomatillo green chili salsa, and cheese. This is the results the page gives for that meal:

Chipotle Nutrition Facts

Serving Size:
1 Burrito Bol

Amount Per Serving

Calories 755

Calories from Fat 258

% DV*

Total Fat 29g

Saturated Fat 11g

Cholesterol 81mg

Sodium 2201mg

Total Carbohydrate 74g

Dietary Fiber 8.5g

Sugars 3g

Protein 51g

Vitamin A 120%

Vitamin C 50%

Calcium 25%

Iron 6%

Chipotle Nutrition Results provided by: