Fast Food 2

Continuing on in our fast-food series, here’s fast-food number 2. No, we’re not talking about MacDonald’s or BK, there’s a different meaning here. For a food to be fast it must contain bags of carbohydrate with as little fat as possible. A moderate amount of protein wouldn’t go amiss either (this tends to happen as a matter of course), but basically the higher the carbs and lower the fat the better.

Baked Beans

Nutritional Info (per 100g):

Energy 87 kcal
Protein 4.5g
Carbohydrate 16.6g
of which sugars 5.5g
Fat 0.3g
of which saturates 0.1g
Sodium 0.5g

% Calories from Carbohydrate: 76.3%
% Calories from Protein: 20.6%
% Calories from Fat: 3.1%


Beans (45%), Water, Tomato Puree (18%), Sugar, Modified Maize Starch, Salt, Paprika, Onion Powder, Onion Extract, Spice Extracts.

Taste Verdict: 10 out of 10 if you like beans! The picture here is of ‘Value’ baked beans and they sell at a ridiculously low price. All the major retailers have a value brand, so even if you’re a bit strapped for cash, there’s no excuse for not eating this particular fast-food. The more expensive brands are not necessarily more nutritious than the value items, but some varieties do taste better. My mother in law swears by ‘HP’. Have your beans on toast, or better still in a jacket potato…

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