March 01, 1998
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts March 1998 Current Issue
March 1998
AppleShort Cuts:

UNWRAP BEFORE EATING. Those who have been reaching for the latest fad food -- wrap sandwiches -- might be surprised to learn how much fat might be rolled up in that fancy flat bread.

Nutrition Action Healthletter recently analyzed wrap sandwiches at popular fast food chains -- and the results may have health-conscious eaters opting for a burger. Among the worst offenders, Au Bon Pain's Southwestern Tuna Wrap has more fat (64 grams) than two McDonald's Quarter Pounders with Cheese, and it packs a hefty 950 calories.

Au Bon Pain also had one of the least fattening sandwiches, its Summer Turkey Wrap (340 calories, 9 grams of fat). Other light choices included Taco Bell's Bean Burrito (380 calories, 12 grams fat) and Wendy's Garden Veggie Pita (400 calories, 17 grams fat). Ironically, dieters would be better off grabbing a Subway Roast Beef Sub, which has 300 calories and 5 grams of fat.

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